Urška before Urška

23. August/Wednesday/ 15:30

Old Glassware Workshop, Ptuj

The Urška Festival brings together young authors who write in the Slovenian language. Through the professional selection of six regional meetings of the Public Fund of the Republic of Slovenia for Cultural Activities (JSKD), this year the selectors nominated 14 literary creators. National selector, poet dr. Alja Adam chose five finalists from among the nominees, who will present themselves at the Days of Poetry and Wine.

On October 13, 2023, in Slovenj Gradac, at the closing event of the Festival of Young Literature Urška 2023, one of them will become the winner of Urška 2023. The winner will have her first book published by JSKD and Mentor Magazine in 2024.


The finalist are:

Marija Kisilak (Ljubjana)

Ana Kumperger (Šempeter v Savinjski dolini)

Zigi Omerzel (Žiri)

Karmen Petric (Velike Lašče)

Ana Štular (Kranj)


Music: Nace Serdinšek 

Moderator: Kaja Čelan


*In cooperation with Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia