THE 14TH “THINK TANK TOWN” FESTIVAL IS OVER!LONG LIVE NEXT FESTIVAL!
The “Think Tank Town” Literature Festival was held in Leskovac (Serbia), the fourteenth in a row, under the moto "Feature Literature"; what sets this festival edition apart are the new space where the festival takes place, the "History" cult restaurant, the epidemiological measures due to which there was no live audience, the "live stream" broadcasts all events and, most importantly, that no events are canceled. On the first day of the festival, Predrag Vajagić performed his book " Daughter Rigoroza", then the book "Garden time" by V.S. Merwin, translated by Alen Bešić, then our famous philosopher Ivan Milenković spoke about Machiavelli and Mandragola, and the festival was officially opened by Janko Baljak, film director and professor at the FDA. On the second day of the festival we had the opportunity to watch and listen to the monodrama "The Road to Jericho" by Saša Stojanović (member of Czech PEN and director of festival), performed by Dragoslav Gile Branković, then the presentation of the book "Before Life and After Death" by Sava Dimitrijević, who also presents himself as a novelist. Dejan Acović spoke about the roots of ancient drama, so that Ljuba Živkov, according to the old and good tradition, would close the festival with his "Mirror". Literature Festival "Think Tank Town" is one of the few festivals in this area that was held in "full capacity", without canceling the program and with planned guests, which proves that the largest non-commercial festival in the Balkans could be held despite the circumstances - says Saša Stojanović - in addition to the City of Leskovac and the magazine for the Balkans "Think Tank", this time the organization is joined by the cult restaurant "History" run by a young painter Filip Stamenković; of course, there is an organizational team led by Predrag Stanković, Jurica Dikić, Tanja Jovanović, Svetlana Stoiljković, Luka Stojanović and Saša Nikolić, with the support of Danijela Slavković and Danijela Gičić from the festival secretariat.