The award for best literary work published from 1 September 2010 to 1 September 2014 was presented at the Croatian Writers’ Association to the Stuttgart-based poet. The 3,000 Swiss franc prize was awarded for the collection of poems Matches of Faith in the presence of numerous society figures and fans of the belles lettres.
The literary evening was opened by the head of our branch office in Rijeka Dejan Miculinić. Also on hand to speak of the history of the emigration and the lives of Croatians in distant Chile was the head of the Split branch office of the CHF Branka Bezić Filipović.
On My Shores is an exhibition featuring the work of Bosnia-Herzegovinian painter Branimir Bartulović opened at the gallery of the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
Two books by Croatian-French writer Branka Bavčević, a native of Račišće on the island of Korčula, were presented at the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
A Croatian community has been active in the city of Zarate for 130 years. It is currently led by president Ivan Ostoja.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine read all about the many CHF summer programmes and campaigns – the Little School, the Folklore School, Task Force, the theatre workshop, the University School and much more.
The Libertas Foundation was founded in San Pedro in December of 1991. Since 2003 the Libertas Foundation has awarded 135 scholarships to encourage young people to remain in rural parts of the county, to motivate them to better learning and to provide financial aid to disadvantaged families.
The library in Sutivan launched a project to create a collection of books featuring emigrant literature under the title Second Homeland, which has been encouraged by the National and University Library in Zagreb, the State Office for Croats Abroad, the Croatian embassy in Santiago de Chile, the CHF headquarters in Zagreb and by Croatian communities around the world.
Guests of the event were the mayor of city-friend Benkovac, the Benkovac Culture & Arts Association, represented by the Knez Branimir Culture & Arts Society and the Klapa Asseria, and a presentation of the cuisine and wines of the region. The culture and entertainment programme included the performances of the local Chorvatanka and Mala Chorvatanka Culture & Arts Societies.
The collection was presented by the author, Ivanka Zdrilić, the head of the local CHF branch office Maja Mozara, Pavo Jančić and Hrvoje Kačić, with Dubrovnik-based painter Ivana Jovanović Trostmann on hand to read selections from the collection.