On 8th April SIH held a poetry reading at Medardas Čobotas Third Age University (MCTAU). The meeting has brought together a large group of Literature students as well as members of Book Lovers’ Club at MCTAU.
The event was dedicated to a famous Lithuanian poet Vytautas Mačernis, it started with his poems read by an actress Gabrielė Malinauskaitė. At the end of her performance, Gabrielė cheered the audience with some truly emotional songs.
Next followed a lecture on the poet’s life and work, it was delivered by Professor Virginija Šlekienė.
Later the Lithuanian ePublisher team introduced the participants with the project (D.Malinauskienė) and the platform (G.Kierienė), and invited them to become active contributors to both ePublisher project and the poetry platform. An inspiring example was provided of Nijolė Riaubaitė, a student at MCTAU, who not only became a registered user of ePublisher poetry platform, but also contributed to the enrichment of its resources with the poetry translations.
At the end of the event Dr. Romualdas Šimkūnas, a Dean of the Faculty, on behalf of all participants and students thanked SIH team for a great initiative and handed over a poetry book “Minties verpetuose” consisting of over 50 poems written by MCTAU Literature students. The poems along with their authors will soon be presented in the ePublisher Poetry Library.
On the 8th April 2016, the Municipal Public Library in Lousada opened the exhibition "Rota do Românico – Caminhos de Encanto", which combines poetry and photography, a perfect harmony between the eye of the photographer and the feeling of the poet.
On the 7th April 2016, the Municipal Public Library in Lousada organised a new book presentation event of João Pedro Mésseder.
The second consortium meeting was held on 15-16 March in Krakow (PL).