XXXI International Literature Festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall 2020

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PROGRAMME

 

October 7, Wednesday

18.00 Presentation of the Druskininkai Poetic Fall Almanach. Hosted by Dominykas Norkūnas and Vytas Dekšnys.
Kazys Varnelis House-Museum, 26 Didžioji St., Vilnius.

 

 

October 9, Friday

11.00 Participants registration.
Druskininkai, Dainava center, café Širdelė, Bubilas hall, 16 Maironio St.
13.45 Opening of the festival. The Druskininkai Poetic Fall flag raising ceremony near the Širdelė café.
14.00 “Readers of poetry – who are they?” a discussion moderated by Virginija Cibarauskė. Participants: Genovaitė Bončkutė-Petronienė, Lina Buividavičiūtė, Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, Rimantas Kmita, Gytis Norvilas, Lolija Spurgienė.
Dainava center, Aušrinė hall.
16.00 Coffee break. Opening of the exhibition of assemblages by Andrius Mosiejus “Akumuliaciniai monochromatai.”
Dainava center, Aušrinė hall lobby.
16.30 A presentation of books published over the past year. Hosted by Giedrė Kazlauskaitė.
Dainava center, Saulė hall.
The publishing houses will be presenting and selling their books.
19.00 Poetry evening hosted by Nerijus Cibulskas and Lina Simutytė. Featured poets: Antanas A. Jonynas, Rima Juškūnė, Enrika Striogaitė, Ieva Toleikytė, Tomas Venclova, Dovilė Zelčiūtė.
Dainava center, Aušrinė hall.
21.00 A poetic night: readings of the young poets. Hosted by Laura Kromalcaitė and Simonas Bernotas.
Featured poets: Dominykas Andriuškevičius, Artūras Dubinskas, Patricija Gudeikaitė, Goda Gurinskaitė, Augustas Lapinskas, Kristis Maksvytis, Eglė Poškevičiūtė, Guoda Taraškevičiūtė, Gintarė Valašinaitė, Justina Žvirblytė.
Dainava center, café Širdelė, Bubilas hall.
22.30 Open mic hosted by Donatas Petrošius.
Café Širdelė, Bubilas hall.
23.30 Night program. Closed mic / secret readings. (Mint Vinetu)

 

 

October 10, Saturday

10.00 Opening of the photo exhibition “Good Thursday in Veisiejai Market by Sigitas Geda ”.
Vitaminas B12 restaurant (97 M. K. Čiurlionio St.).
11.00 Readings of two poems – one’s own and the most favorite by another poet. Hosted by Ričardas Šileika and Dainius Gintalas.
V. K. Jonynas House-Gallery, 9 Turistų St., Druskininkai.
14.00 “What do numbers say about poetry translations?” discussion moderated by Virginija Cibarauskė. Participants: Giedrė Kazlauskaitė, Kornelijus Platelis, Kotryna Pranckūnaitė.
Dainava center, café Širdelė, Bubilas hall. Organized by the Lithuanian Culture Institute.
15.00 Online readings featuring poets from the project VERSOPOLIS, part of the EU program “Creative Europe.” Participants: Dejan Aleksić (Serbia), Gaia Ginevra Giorgi (Italy), Myroslav Laiuk (Ukraine), Thomas Tsalapatis (Greece). Hosted by Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė.
Dainava center, café Širdelė, Bubilas hall.
16.00 Lithuanian poetry readings “8 vs. 1354.” Hosted by Marius Burokas.
Dainava center, café Širdelė, Bubilas hall.
19.00 Festivities and closing poetry evening.
Half an hour devoted to remembering poet Kęstutis Navakas. Readings. Featured poets: Piedad Bonnett (Colombia), Laurent Demoulin (Belgium), Tatiana Faia (Portugal), Madara Gruntmane (Latvia), Sergej Timofejev (Latvia), Jonas Zdanys (USA).
Award ceremony of the Yotvingian and Young Yotvingian Prizes. Award ceremony of the Antanas A. Jonynas Prize. Award ceremony of “Poetry Unites Us and Connects Us,” a prize established by the journal Nemunas. Awarding the laureates of poem contests.
Hosted by Daiva Čepauskaitė and Gytis Norvilas.
Dainava center, Aušrinė hall.
21.00 Evening program: auction and disco with Alvydas Šlepikas and Mindaugas Nastaravičius.
Dainava center courtyard.

 

 

October 11, Sunday

11.00 Bus carrying the festival participants to Vilnius departing from the Dainava center.
18.00 An evening of poetry. Poetry read by the festival laureates and guests. Hosted by Indrė Valantinaitė.
La Boheme Restaurant. 4 Šv. Ignoto St., Vilnius.

 

 

October 12, Monday

18.00 Evening held to commemorate poet Henrikas Radauskas. Hosted by Mantas Tamošatis and Mantas Toločka.
Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum,  41 Vilniaus St., Vilnius.

 

 

Anonymous contests and registering for the readings

Single poem contest;
Single poem contest, topic – “Dear Reader!”
Humorous poem contest, topic – “Pave the Way for the Word!”

Those wishing to participate in Saturday’s readings must refer to Dainius Gintalas and Ričardas Šileika.
Those wishing to participate in Friday’s readings must refer to Donatas Petrošius.

 

OUR PARTNERS

 

Lietuvos kultūros taryba
Lietuvos Respublikos kutūros ministerija
EU: Creative Europe
Versopolis
Dainava