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Belgrade to host next International P.E.N. Congress in 2011, September 30, 2010

Serbian delegation, headed by Ms. Vida Ognjenovic, famous writer, playwright, theatre director and Ambassador of Serbia in Denmark, participated in the 76th International P.E.N. Congress in Tokyo.

Participation of Serbia in this important event was of a special significance this year. After the presentation on Serbian capital and Ms. Ognjenovic’s statement on Serbia’s long P.E.N. tradition, Belgrade was unanimously elected as a host city for the next, 77th International P.E.N. Congress, its candidature warmly welcomed by the delegates of many countries. The Congress in Belgrade will be held from September 12 to 18, 2011.

Serbian P.E.N. Center was established in 1926 and many writers of international fame were on its helm. Through its history, Belgrade has also hosted many world leading writers, who participated in the International Meeting of Writers, held every October.

Ambassador Mrkic together with H.E. Ms. Vida Ognjenovic, President of PEN Serbia and Ms. Nada Nikolic-Bobic, Secretary of PEN Serbia