The Brief History of the International Annual Literary Festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall

b_286_200_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_Druskonio-ruduo_pdr.jpgThe international annual literary festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall started in 1990 and at the beginning was organized by the Lithuanian P.E.N. Centre. The event for the first ten years took place in the first half of October in Druskininkai, the resort town in the south of Lithuania and Vilnius. During those years, the event has become popular in Lithuania and abroad, and has become a favorite of both writers and the public. Starting with the year 2001 the festival is organized by public organization Druskininkai Poetic Fall with Lithuanian P.E.N. and Centre "Dainava" as co-organizers.

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2014

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XXV Druskininkai Poetic Fall, echoes of 2014
theme: Canonical Forms: Relics or Foundations?

XXV Druskininkai Poetic Fall took place October 1–6, 2014. More than 120 poets, literary critics and publishers participated, from Lithuania and abroad.

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2013

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24th Druskininkai Poetic Fall 2013

Theme “Political Correctness and Poetry”

The 24th “Druskininkai Poetic Fall” festival took place October 2–7, 2013. More than 120 poets, literary critics, and publishers from Lithuania and abroad attended the festival.

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2012

b_300_200_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_istorija_2012_2012.jpgThe 23rd annual festival "Druskininkai Poetic Fall" took place October 2-8, 2012. More than 120 poets, literary critics, and publishers from Lithuania and abroad participated in the festival.

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2011

b_300_210_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_istorija_2011_2011.jpgOver one hundred poets, critics, and publishers from Lithuania and abroad participated in the 22nd Druskininkai Poetic Fall Literary Festival (DPF) that took place on October 5-10th, 2011.

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2010

b_300_210_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_istorija_2010_2010.jpgOn October 7–10, 2010, more than one hundred poets, critics, and publishers from Lithuania and abroad attended the XXI Druskininkai Poetic Fall festival. The following poets participated in the featured poetry readings:

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2009

b_300_210_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_istorija_2009_2009.jpgThe event took place on 30th September – 5th October in Vilnius and Druskininkai, Lithuania. The theme of the Festival was: Short Poetic Forms: Haiku. We hosted 121 participants from 23 countries:

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2008

b_300_201_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_istorija_2008_2008.jpgThe XIX International Literary Festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall took place on 3-8th October 2008. 112 poets, literary critics, and publishers took part in the event. Poems by our international guests were translated into Lithuanian and published in the annual anthology of the DPF:

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2007

b_300_220_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_istorija_2007_2007.jpgThe XVIII International Literary Festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall took place from October 4 – 8, 2007, and was highly successful. More than 110 poets, literary critics, and publishers took part in the event.

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2006

b_300_225_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_istorija_2006_2006.jpgThe XVII International Literary Festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall took place on October 4 – 9, 2006, and was highly successful. More than 110 poets, literary critics, and publishers took part in the event.

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2005

b_300_225_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_istorija_2005_2005.jpgOne hundred twelve participants, among them twenty-two from abroad, took part in the 16th festival on 12-17th October. All poets published in the anthology participated in festival readings:

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2004

pdr_medis.png132 participants, among them 22 from abroad, took part in the DPF'2004 on 29th September – 4th October. The annual anthology of the festival was published in time. All poets published in it took part in readings:

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2003

pdr_medis.pngThis year we continued the cycle of four festivals linked to the elements, dedicating this second one to water. 144 participants (35 from abroad) took part in the festival on 1-6th October.

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2002

pdr_medis.pngThe 13th international literary festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall took place October 3-7 in Druskininkai and Vilnius. 123 poets, translators, critics, literary scholars, and publishers participated.

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2001

pdr_medis.pngThe 12th DPF took place October 5-8. About 130 festival participants and guests from Lithuania and from abroad gathered together in Druskininkai.

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2000

pdr_medis.pngThe eleventh Druskininkai Poetic Fall took place during the warm and sunny days of October 6 to 8, 2000 and brought together more than 120 poets, translators, and critics from Lithuania and from other countries.

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1999

b_298_200_16777215_00_images_iliustracijos_1999_1999.jpgThe 10th DPF 1999 took place on October 8 – 10, 1999. About 120 participants came from different countries: Craig Czury, James Hoch, Kerry Shawn Keys, and Sam Witt (USA); Knut Ødegård and Jostein Saeboe (Norway); Mikkel Thykier and Marius Nodrup-Nielsen (Denmark); Janis Ramba, Jolanda Silanže, Ieva Melgalve, and Maris Salajs (Latvia); Zbigniew Dominiak, Jagoda Rogorza, and Leszek Engelking (Poland); Elisabeth Rynell and Gunilla Forsen (Sweden); Gerardo Beltrán (Mexico); Jurij Jefremov (Russia); Riccardo Duranti (Italy); Darius Victor Snieckus (England); Lithuanian poets living abroad – Sigitas Birgelis from Poland, Kornelijus Jazbutis, Eglė Juodvalkė, and Jonas Zdanys from USA. The rest were Lithuanian poets, literary critics and publishers.

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2015

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XXVI Druskininkai Poetic Fall, echoes of 2015

Theme: Writers’ Block?

The 26th annual Druskininkai Poetic Fall (DPF) festival took place October 7-12, 2015, and more than 130 poets, literary critics, publishers from Lithuania and abroad, and festival organizers participated.

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