The Belarusian-Swedish Literary Days, May 2014 in Vilnius

2st Announcement Updated 16/4–14

The Belarusian-Swedish Literary Days has been going on since 2002. Everything started in the wonderful city of Polesia, Pinsk.

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Venue: Kino Pasaka, St Ignatius. 4/3, Vilnius.

19:00–21:30 Cinema evening (programme soon).

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9:30–10:30 Guided tour in Vilnius
Meeting point: City Hall, Grand st. 31.

Transport to EHU with minibus 11:30 from Didzioji g. 16.

12:00–16:30

Venue: EHU, University Campus, Valakupių g. 5, Vilnius,

Uladzimir Arlou
lecture on ”This Country called Belarus”.

Andrej Kotljarchuk
lecture on: ”Belarusians i Lithuania, Lithuanians in Belarus”.

”Häxan och regnet” (Swedish title). Translator Jonas Öhman about Jurga Ivanauskaitė (1961–2007).

The Swedish poet Athena Farrokhzad: A talk with Dmitri Plax

Andrei Dvihun about World of Tanks – a massively multiplayer online game developed by a Belarusian company. (December 2013, there are 75,000,000 registered players worldwide).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47ydxe5bDYE#t=49

Venue: Kino Pasaka, St Ignatius. 4/3, Vilnius.

17:00–17:45 “Meeting with Swedish filmmaker Jonas Öhman, recent winner of Audience Award at Vilnius film festival with “The Invisible Front”, screening of roughcut material, discussion”

19:00–21:00

My life, my joik: Simon Issát Marainen

Poet Nasta Mantsevich

Poetry in Rock music: Music Producer Searhei Budkin with artists/musician/poets Aleh Khamenko, Palac, and Uladz Liankevich.

Uladz Liankevich reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfwpRcFnhrQ

21:30–24:00 Filmsession

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Venue: Kino Pasaka, St Ignatius. 4/3, Vilnius.

Starts 12:00.

Vika Trenas (Victoria Liaikouskaia)

Masha Lappo

Svieta Kurs

Arkadij Babtjenko: From ”One Soldiers War in Chechnya” to todays situation in Ukraine.
16:00–17:00 Poetry Cup in Vilnius with Stefan Eriksson
Please compete with your poem in ANY language! 3 minutes. Nice prices!

18:30–21:00

Evening programme at Kino Pasaka, St Ignatius. 4/3, Vilnius.

The Swedish poet Athena Farrokhzad

Musical group Ára with Simon Issát Marainen

a unique mixture of traditional sami jojk, pop and jazz. Directly from Nedre Sopporo, near Kiruna.

Please watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV7-v-lMQQg
A Tribute to Ryhor Baradulin: Zmitser Vajtsiusjkevitj

Final Poetry Cup.

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A T K I N O P A S A K A S A T U R D A Y
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12:00–12:55
Uladzimir Arlou about the new book
”This Country called Belarus”.

13:00–13:00 From Swedish to Ukrainian language.
Lev Hrytsyuk, translator of Swedish literature.

16:00–16:55 Andrej Kotljarchuk
”Belarusians i Lithuania, Lithuanians in Belarus”.

17:30–17:55 Photografer and producer Maria Söderberg tells the story about The Literary Days together with Nadya Avisevich, NGO Kalegium.

18:00–21:00
World of Tanks: Play together with Andrei Dvihun.
WoT is a massively multiplayer online game developed by a Belarusian company. (December 2013, there are 75,000,000 registered players worldwide). Only 25 seats. Please make sure you will have a ticket,
send an e-mail to: info@mariafoto.se.

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Czesław Miłosz

A visit to the birthplace of Czesław Miłosz, Šeteniai.
Prel. in co-operation with Czesław Miłosz Cultural center.
Bus leaves at 9.30 a m from Vilnius. Guided tour.

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Arranged by Litteraturresan/Belarus with the support of Sida, The Swedish Academy and
European Humanities University. All seminars are free.

Welcome! Maria Söderberg, producer +46-70 3500555
Litterarurresan/Belarus

20-21 May 2014: Belarusian-Swedish Literary Days in Brest. More information will come!
Due to Ice Hockey World Championship there´s a possibility to more easily travel to Belarus. It´s written that they offer visa free weeks in May 2014.
http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/championships/world-championships.html

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