The books of Óscar Barrientos Bradasic were the subject of a presentation at this year’s Interliber book fair by translator Željka Lovrenčić and editor Grozdana Cvitan, who lauded in particular his short stories.
The CHF staged very well visited round tables with nine literary programmes that included the participation of fifteen authors, editors and publishers such as Stjepan Blažetin (Pécs), Tomislav Žigmanov, Slaven Bačić, Katarina Čeliković (Subotica), this years CHF laureate publicist Petar Tyran (Vienna), Ljerka Totch Naumova (Skopje), Vladimir Jakopanec (Melbourne) and others.
In the latest issue read all about the one hundredth anniversary of the Croatian church of Sts Cyril and Methodius in New York, a folklore review in Germany’s Filderstadt and the Allegory and Arcadia exhibition at Zagreb’s Klovićevi Dvori gallery.
Restlessness Without a Name, a collection of poems published by KLD Rešetari and the CHF was presented at the CHF stand at Interliber. The volume was presented by CHF director Marin Knezović MSc, Professor Sanja Vulić DSc and Totch-Naumova, joined by Ljerka Galic in recitals from the book.
Performing on the stage erected on the Avenue De Mayo were the Proljeće folklore dance ensemble, the Little School, the Valovi women’s klapa band, the Zrinski group and Tango HR from San Justo, Vjetar i More from Comodoro Rivadavia, soprano Greta Ciklić of Cordoba and the Jorgovan ensemble of Dock Sud.
Croatian film director Matko Petrić’s movie Drops of Sea, Drops of Sun (Kapi mora, kapi sunca), with a brilliant screenplay by Renata Baretić and the verse of Jakša Fiamengo read by Ivica Vidović, was shown at the Croatian Culture Center of Greater Los Angeles, in San Pedro, home to many Komiža natives, followed by showings in Las Vegas and Houston.
On hand to speak about the jubilee chronicle were CHF director Marin Knezović MSc, historian and professor Željko Holjevac DSc, Croatist and professor Sanja Vulić DSc, geographer Tomislav Jelić DSc and the volume’s editor Robert Hajszan DSc.