In February 2020, CZECH PEN CENTRE will hold several events to commemorate 95 years of its existence

Wednesday,12 February 2020, 5 pm. Opening of the 95 YEARS OF CZECH PEN Exhibion, held in the corridor of the main building of Czech Republic National Library, 190, Klementinum, Prague 1

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 5 pm Ceremonial Award of the 2020 KAREL ČAPEK PRIZE, held under the auspices of Lord Mayor of Prague at his official residence at 1, Mariánské náměstí, Prague 1

Friday, 14 February 2020, 10 am Conference Small Languages and Literatures in the Large World, held in the Klementinum Mirror Chapel, Czech Republic National Library

The Small Languages and Literatures in the Large World Conference should discuss experience with introducing small language literatures on the international book market as well as expectations and needs in the field as required by Czech literature.

We would very much enjoy your coming to the conference and hearing your eventual contribution. In view to the preparation of the programme as well as the planned volume of conference proceedings, a confirmation of your attendance and the title of your contribution should reach our office by mid-January of 2020 at the latest. The conference will be held in two blocks, with morning session taking place from 10 am to 1 pm and afternoon session from 3 pm to 5 pm.

For registration follow this link:

or email to

The registration deadline has been set for 10 January 2020. However, if you plan a contribution to the proceedings or hold a speech, kindly let us know by the end of January.

The registration fee of EUR 120 covers interpreting services, coffee breaks as well as the cultural and social program including a gala evening held in the historical residence of Prague´s Mayor. Accommodation is not included. You can choose a hotel via or similar web pages.

Registration fee is payable by 15 January to the benefit of the bank account 158156793/0300,

CU: 158156793 Branch 2100, BIC: CEKOZZPP, IBAN: CZ6203000000000158156793, noting your name and PEN Center.

Looking forward to hear from you as soon as possible, hoping very much to meet you in Prague and wishing you all the best,

We eargerly expect your answer and above all, your coming.

For the Commitee of the Czech Centre of the International PEN Club

Jiří Dědeček, President

Vladimír Karfík, Conference Manager

Dana Mojžíšová, Secretary

Prague, 5 December 2019

Co-organizer of the 95th anniversary of the Czech PEN Club and an international Conference Small Languages and Literatures in the Large World is the National Library

of the Czech Republic.

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