Katja GOREČAN

Katja Gorečan was born in 1989 in Celje, Slovenia. She received a Bachelor degree in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University in Ljubljana and finished Master studies in Dramaturgy at the Academy for Theatre, Direction, Film and Television, also in Ljubljana. She took part in a creative writing course, specializing in dramatics. This resulted in the realisation of her one-act drama Seven girl's questions. In 2012 her second poetry collection The Sorrows of Young Hana, which was nominated for Jenko Award, the highest poetry award in Slovenia and was selected into the Biennale of Young Artists from Mediterranean Europe. In 2017, her choreopoem One Night Some Girls Somewhere Are Dying was published by House of Poetry Poetikon.  She is not only artisticly, but socially engaged. She worked with demented patients in a nursing home, led creative workshops with female refugees and their children and also worked with mentally handicapped youth.

(c) photo: LR Photography

  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
  • Embassy of Andorra
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • LUCA School of Arts
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • LOFT 58
  • Greenlandic Writers Association
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Commission européenne
  • Embassy of Ireland
  • Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • Instituto Cervantes Brussels
  • Spain Arts and Culture - Cultural and Scientific Service of the Embassy of Spain in Belgium
  • MuntPunt
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Scottish Government EU Office
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Ville de Bruxelles
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Embassy of the Republic of Latvia to the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • It Skriuwersboun
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • Vlaams-Nederlands Huis deBuren
  • Swedish Institute
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Danish Cultural Institute
  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Embassy of Sweden