Joining the author to present the book were Friar Veselko Grubišić, Ante Šoljić and Marin Ivanović. The event, organised by the monastery of the Franciscan Friars Minor and the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation, was moderated by Maja Mozara, with Tomislav Žerovnik on hand to provide for the musical portion of the evening.
Pupils attending Croatian language instruction in Macedonia, led by their teacher Vedran Iskra and pupils from the Skopje city district of Ilinden, led by their teacher Ivana Velinovski Boceska appeared for the first time at this year’s Rešetari poetry gathering
The conference was staged as part of the programme of the 2nd Zagreb Business Summit, an event held under the high patronage of Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović and of the Mayor of Zagreb Milan Bandić.
Fourteen attendees have enrolled in this year’s autumn e-course, and will follow the course and participate in it from their homes in the USA, Bolivia, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Paraguay, Peru and Colombia. Four of the students are involved in the programme with the help of scholarships provided by the State Office for Croats Abroad.
The promotion of miscellanies and collections of poetry, an art exhibition featuring Ankica Bjelica from the Montenegrin town of Nikšić, a pleasant meeting of poets and an exchange of experiences through the story of life in the diaspora are activities that will be offered on this September weekend by this year’s Rešetari Meeting of Poets.
The latest issue features articles on this year’s CHF summer programmes, including the University School of Croatian Language, the Summer School of Croatian Folklore, Creating Theatre, Task Force, the Little School of Croatian Language and Culture and the Croatian Ethno Treasury. Also in Matica magazine read all about a gathering of emigrants in Dubrovnik, the Kvarner Emigrants’ Days, a performance in Split by musician Franco Ferrera Cvitanović and much, much more.
On hand for the opening of the exhibition of the work of this political émigré was a Croatian Heritage Foundation delegation headed by director Marin Knezović.
The event was organised by the Split branch office of the CHF at the exhibition gallery of the Marko Marulić municipal library. The exhibition is open through to the 16th of September, with a scheduled gala closing at 7 pm.
The Croatian Heritage Foundation initiated and originated the event concept in 1996. The Golden Ducat Prize for contributions to Croatian film production will be presented to Branko Schmidt and Lukas Nola.
The exhibition of paintings by Lajoš Brigović was opened by the mayor of Hrvatski Židan Štefan Krizmanić, with a musical performance provided by the Židanci tamburitza orchestra