Welcome to the 8th Prague Microfestival, this year taking place at the legendary Vzorkovna Bar on Národní.
The festival will kick off on Friday with a fascinating translocal fusion of anglophone and Czech Prague-based authors such as Phil Shoenfelt (UK), Thor Garcia (US), Markéta Baňková (CZ). Louis Armand (AUS) will be launching his long-awaited Prague novel, THE COMBINATIONS (Equus, 2016), and Lou Rowan (US) his New Jersey-L.A. gangster epic, A MYSTERY’S NO PROBLEM (Equus, 2016). The evening will also mark the world premiere of Ken Nash’s (US) short movie, THE SILVER LEAF, and Holly Tavel’s (US) short movie (TBA). Accompanied with music performances from the bands The Syndicate and Bagnobox followed by a jam collaboration with Hafsa Rmich. As well as unique video-projection, video art, a body painting booth, home-made jewellery stands and much more.
Saturday will have a distinctly Slovenian flavour. In association with the Slovenian Embassy and the Department of South Slavonic and Balkan Studies, we have chosen the top of the current Slovenian avantgarde arts. The audience will see and hear Katja Gorečan, Andej Hočevar, Gregor Podlogar, Boris A. Novak and Alenka Jensterle Doležal. Also performing will be comparative literature students from the University of Ljubljana.
Sunday night will focuse on experimental poetry and performance art from all over the world, introducing Mark Hoefler, Mark O’Leary, Sarah Hayden, Sean Bonney, Vincent Farnsworth and Sophie Malleret.