1-st meeting: Vilnius and Uzhupis Republic, Feb. 2-4, 2018
February 2, Friday
12:00 Session of the network. General ideas.
12:15 Session of the network: Roles of organisers in the network
12:35 Session: Programm and expectations of Vilnius meeting
12:50 Walk around Uzhupis
13:30 Lunch in Uzhupis cafe
14:15 Inauguration of the network
14:30 Irena Aleksaite. Multilingual Gorky street of my childhood in Vilnius
15:00 presentation of the network’s website and FB group , discussion on dissemination of the project
15:30 Andrei Antonau (Belarus) – Belarussian poets and Vilna
16:00 Pavel Lavrinec (Vilnius un-ty) – 2 Russian writers of XIX century, that praised Lithuania
16:30 Rimas Užgiris (USA-Vilnius) – my work as translator of Lithuanian poets into English; New York experience in multicultural events
17:00 guided walk to the Jewish library
18:00 Žilvinas Beliauskas (director) introduces a last issue of Jewish magazine “Brąsta”.
18:30 Ovidiu Ivancu (Romania) about his work in Vilnius un/ty and: “The Ups and Downs of a Romanian Literary Generation: Mircea Eliade, Emil Cioran and Eugen Ionescu”.
19:00 Rami Ibrahim (Syria-Switzerland) about immigrant writing schools
February 3, Saturday
Trakai, Kibinlary and Karaim School
11:30 sessions of network. Theme of the day: Language, Culture and Poetic language
visit to the Castle.
13:00 Lunch in Kibinlary, national karaim restaurant
14:00 lection on Karaim poetry and art by Halina Kobeckaite in Karaimų mokykla (school) (Karaimų st., 28)
15:00 Karaim museum
17:30 possibly excursion to the Angels’ Hill and then back to Uzupis
19:00 Free evening
February 4, Sunday
Venclovų namai muziejus
11:00 sessions of network. Muse Erata and other muses in our network and in festivals
Session of the network: Roles of participants in the network. Expanding the network.
Memorabilia of the network and festivals – budges, posters, stickers etc.
12:00 Vladimir Hanaan (Jerusalem) about literary organisations in Israel.
Session of the Network: preplanning the 2019 activity
13:00 Lunch in Post Sciptum
14:00 – 15:00 Sessions of the network. Results of the Vilnius meeting
Themes for next 4 meetings (Tartu, Helsinki, Italy, Pskov, Sweden)
Free time 3 h
18:00 multilingual poetic mini-festival “Frannie”
featuring Polina Kopylova (Helsinki), Larissa Joonas (Tallinn), Tomas Czepajtis (Vilnius), Kerry Shawn Keys (Vilnius-Pennsylvania), Jamal Juma (Vilnius-Kopenhagen-Bahdad), Andrej Antonau (Vilnius-Mahilev), Rimas Užgiris (USA/Vilnius), Zoila Forss (Peru-Helsinki), Antanas A. Jonynas (Lithuania), Ahmed Faraz (Pakistan), Vladimir Hanaan (Jerusalem) Vitaly Asovsky (Vilna), Fikrat and Liubov Salimov (Pavilnys) and others
Closing of the network
February 5, Monday
departure of paricipants