Youth Female Voices of the Balkan Rural Poetry
Lag Agro Lider's Project "Youth Female Voices of the Balkan Rural Poetry", whose main goal is promoting active young authors from rural areas from the Balkans and empowering rural youth through positive stories and role models, was accepted for sub-grant within the EU funded project "Regional Network for Cultural Diversity" for second time.
Thanks to this support, last year the poetry book "Мајка ми знае што се случува по градовите/My mother knows what is happening in the cities" by the Serbian author Radmila Petrović was published. The book was a huge success not only for the organization and the author herself but has also widely contributed in recognition of the new and powerful regional poetry (and cultural) voices in the Region and for the promotion of the READ project.
Soon, our second proposition, the book of poems “Dani punog meseca/Days of the full moon” from the Serbian author Vitomirka Trebovac will be published. The book is translated by Zvonko Dimoski.
Trebovac’s writing and her life story of how she started writing will be inspiring for young people: "We had a village library, always empty, I went there, and when I rented a book, I read to the house while walking down the street. I always saw reading as something exciting. I was often alone, and reading was my second life".
So far, Trebovac has published the books "Blue in colour", "All the trees, all the children and all the bicycles in me". The third poetry book, "Days of the full moon", was recently published by the publishing house LOM.
The author says that she always writes from/in some form of movement, walking, riding, from the road. She is collecting impressions from the streets from her travels on a bicycle, the views of passers passing by, feelings that awaken the scent of linden, or, she genuinely observes life. Her poetry teaches us that it is necessary to practice life constantly, and that is why the poems are primarily about ordinary things, everyday topics, everyday lamentations. The book presents a concise, logically composed and critically intoned discussion of cognitive psychology's fundamental and complex theoretical problem, that is, how rational a person is in his beliefs and decisions.
Regional Network for Cultural Diversity (READ) is a regional project contributing to the reconciliation and intercultural tolerance and literacy by opening new channels of communication between cultural CSO and providing networking possibilities. READ is a joint project implemented by Goethe-Institut (DE), Center for Balkan Cooperation - Loja (NMK), Instituti I Librit dhe i Promocionit (AL), Kalem Culture Association (TR), Krokodil (SRB), Qendra Multimedia (RKS). The Project is funded by the European Union.