Baltic Meeting on Gotland 16 – 19 May 2007
16:00 Inaugural event Venue: Visby Congress Hall ”Wisby Strand”
Opening and Welcome speeches: Anders Granat (Gotland County Administration), Inger Harlevi (Gotland Municipality), Lena Pasternak (Baltic Centre), Karin Enberg (Swedish Joint Committee for Artistic and Literary Professionals), Klaus-Jürgen Liedtke (Baltic Writer’s Council)
Cultures in the Nordic region and around the Baltic Sea seen from different perspectives
Tor Eystein Øverås (Bodø/Berlin): Waking up in Oslo and going
to sleep in Riga – about the Baltic Sea cultures
Andrey Bitov (St. Petersburg/Moscow) reads accompanied by
Vladimir Tarasov (Vilnius), percussion, and Rosemarie Tietze
Rose-Marie Huuva (Kiruna): About Sami culture
Erika Drungyte (Kaunas) - Lithuanian folk song
18:00 The Baltic as common cultural region
Open panel discussion with P. O. Enquist, Argita Daudze, Latvian Ambassador to Czech Republic, and Mats Hellström, former Minister, Ambassador to Germany and Governor of Stockholm
Ilya Fonyakov (St. Petersburg) - Next Stop St. Petersburg
20:00 Reception at the Cogress Hall "Wisby Strand"
9:00 The Baltic Region in our consciousness Venue: Gotland University, Cramérgatan 3
Andrey Bitov (St. Petersburg/Moscow): My Baltic Sea
Nora Ikstena (Riga): Femina Baltica
Nils Blomkvist, Gotland University. Lecture entitled "The Baltic - a Field of Tensions through the Ages".
15:30 Open forum Venue: Gotland University
The UNESCO convention on the protection and promotion of cultural diversity. What does it mean in practice in the Baltic region?
Network and NGOs in the Baltic region - objectives and future co-operation
Free speech: Situation, threats and asserting in current, national, regional and global development.
Female authors' conditions in different countries. Introduction by Monica Lauritzen (Eke/Stockholm) on Emilie Flygare-Carlén
17:30 Open forum continued