Schedule

SOZOPOL

Thursday | 4 June

17:00 – 18:oo Registration
18:о0 Opening
Welcome Address by Elizabeth Kostova, Founder of EKF Julian Popov, Chairman of EKF Milena Deleva, Managing Director of EKF Panayot Reizi, Mayor of Sozopol
Faculty Readings by Emilia Dvoryanova and Elizabeth Kostova with introductory words by Reagan Arthur and Georgi Gospodinov (PE)*
20:00-21:00 Reception

Friday | 5 June

9:00-12:00 Workshop for NES writers with Elizabeth Kostova
9:00-12:00 Workshop for Bulgarian writers with Emilia Dvoryanova
10:30-11:00 Coffee break for all
12:30 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Round table - 1
WRITING AND EDITING LITERARY TEXTS
Writers’ talk with Georgi Gospodinov, Elizabeth Kostova, Emilia Dvoryanova, Josip Novakovich, Kapka Kassabova, Rawi Hage and Reagan Arhtur.
Moderator: Julian Popov
18.00- 19.15 Lecture and reading by Josip Novakovich (PE)
19:30 Dinner

Saturday | 6 June

9:00-12:00 Workshop for NES writers with Elizabeth Kostova
9:00-12:00 Workshop for Bulgarian writers with Emilia Dvoryanova
10:30-11:00 Coffee break for all
12:30 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Round table- 2
WRITING AND EDITING TRANSLATIONS
Translators’/Editors’ Talk with Iglika Vassileva, John O’Brien , Maria Krusteva, and Yordan Kosturkov.
Moderator: Rhett McNeil
14:00– 15:30 Writing exercise with Josip Novakovich
18.00- 19.15 Lecture and reading by Georgi Gospodinov
19:30 Dinner

Sunday | 7 June

9:00-10:30 Workshop for NES writers with Elizabeth Kostova
9:00-10:30 Workshop for Bulgarian writers with Emilia Dvoryanova
10:30-11:00 Coffee break for all
11:00-12:00 Joint workshop/discussion/Q&A with both workshops Georgi Gospodinov, Elizabeth Kostova, Emilia Dvoryanova and Josip Novakovich.
12:30 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Round table - 3
CREATING READERSHIP
Publishers’/ Agents’ Talk with Bozhana Apostolova, John O’Brien, Manol Peykov, Reagan Arthur, and Svetlozar Zhelev.
Moderator: Anthony Georgieff
16:00 -17:30 Writing exercise with Josip Novakovich
18:00-19:30 Student Reading
20:00 Words by Sherry Keneson-Hall, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy and Elena Poptodorova, former Bulgarian Ambassador to U.S. (tbc)
Farewell dinner

Monday | 8 June

9:30-10:30 Debriefing meeting (Faculty and Staff)
11:00 Departure to Sofia

Sofia, American Corner, 4-A Slaveikoiv sq.

Tuesday| 9 June

9.00 - 12.00 Individual meetings and press interviews
13.00 - 13.05 Welcome Address by Keneson-Hall, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy
13.05 - 14.30 Writing Fiction Step by Step: A lecture by Josip Novakovich
[Accompanied by a short presentation of the Bulgarian edition of the Novakovich’s book Fiction Writers Workshop]
14.45 - 17.30 Roundtable on Literature diplomacy with participation of writers, editors, translators, critics, publishers and agents, among which:
Alek Popov, Amelia Licheva, Boyko Penchev, Daniel Kalchev, Emilia Dvoryanova, Georgi Gospodinov, Iglika Vassileva, Igor Chipev, John O’Brien, Josip Novakovich, Kapka Kassabova, Katalina Sabeva, Raimond Wagenstein, Reagan Arthur, Theodora Dimova, Yana Genova, Yordan Kosturkov.
Модератор: Miglena Nikolchina
17.30 - 18.30 Literature reading by the Sozopol Fiction Seminars Participants.
18.30 Reception

*PE = public event