On 18-19th of March the first “ePublisher” International Poetry Festival “Spring Young” was held in Krakow.The event was dedicated to poetry of young people.
On the first day Krakow poetry lovers and foreign guests had a chance to meet Polish “ePublisher” poets of the month Katarzyna Grzesiak, Jadwiga Malina and Milosz Biedrzycki. The event was followed by the poetry readings of foreign poets from Lithuania, Finland and Portugal, as well as young poets from Krakow literary groups „Koła Młodych“ and „Sylaby“. Authors read their poems in original languages, following by the simultaneous translations into English and Polish.
On the second day of the festival, the meeting and poetry reading of an internationally known Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist Adam Zagajewski was organized. The discussion with the poet was led by Michał Piętniewicz. At the end of the day the screening of a documentary movie “View of Krakow” with English translation was demonstrated.
The events were filmed and later on a documentary film about International poetry festivals in partner countries will be created.
Besides, international guests and the project partners had a chance to visit Krakow literary trail, including the exhibition “Szymborska’s Drawer” dedicated to very famous Polish poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Wisława Szymborska, „Bards' Crypt” in the Wawel Cathedral and Czesław Miłosz, another winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, tomb at the Skałka Church. Moreover, Benedictine Abbey of Tyniec was visited, where they were introduced to the history of the abbey and its’ Scriptorium.
On 2-4 February Soros International House participated in the biggest annual international educational fair in Lithuania - „Studies 2017”.
Lithuanian Cabinet of Ministers announced names of the laureates of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Awards of the year 2016. ePublisher Poet of the Month for April Rimvydas Stankevičius is among the Laureates.