About the festival

Druskininkai Poetic Fall is an international annual literary festival, organized in Druskininkai and Vilnius in the first half of October. It is a laboratory festival, aimed primarily at poets, critics, literary scholars and publishers, that also kindly invites the public. The main goal of the festival is to bring together the community of poets, give them conditions for sharing their works, reflect on and evaluate their texts, and identify the changes in the current trends.

In 1990, the Lithuanian P.E.N. Center launched the festival, and in 2001, the public organization "Druskininkai Poetic Fall" took over the whole management. Since 1997, it has been under the patronage of Center "Dainava" in Druskininkai. The festival stands out for its anonymous poetry contests, available for participation by anyone who is willing to, and its search for connections with other arts. Each year, the festival publishes an almanac that presents the works by its guests in their original languages with a translation into Lithuanian, and 5 to 6 works by Lithuanian authors with translations into English.


Kornelijus Platelis,
chairman of the festival management board



Lietuvos kultūros taryba
Lietuvos Respublikos kutūros ministerija
EU: Creative Europe