Literary Encounters in Europe: “Them and Us”

Friday 22nd April, 2016

Venue: The Almedalen Library, Visby


12.00-13.30 Lunch (at own expense)

13.30-13.40 Opening ceremony

Opening words by Lena Pasternak (Sweden), director of the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators, and Kazimiera Astratoviene (Lithuania), chair of the Baltic Writers’ Council.

13.50-14.50 Non-fiction session

Panel discussion: “Russia and the Border States Today”

Chair: Stig Fredrikson (Sweden), Kalle Kniivilä (Sweden) and Artemy Troitsky (Estonia). Discussion leader: Jukka-Pekka Pietiäinen (Finland).

15.00-15.30 Key-note: Stina Oscarson (Sweden) Can culture prevent violence?

 15.40-17.00 Panel discussion: “Image VS. Self-Image

Chair: Justyna Czechowska (Poland), Yulya Tsimafeyeva (Belarus), Zinaida Lindén (Russia-Finland), Ausra Kaziliunaite (Lithuania).

17.00-18.00 Snack in the Library

18.00-20.20 Readings

18.00-18.15 Heidi von Wright (Finland)

18.15-18.25 Yulya Tsimafeyeva (Belarus)

18.25-18.45 Alhierd Bacharevič (Belarus)

18.45-19.00 Marius Burokas (Lithuania)


19.00 Coffee break


19.20-19.35 Ausra Kaziliunaite (Lithuania)

19.35-19.50 Zinaida Lindén (Russia-Finland)

19.50-20.05 Kalle Kniivilä (Sweden)

20.05-20.20 Artemy Troitsky (Estonia)


21.00 Dinner for participants at the Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators.


Arr. by Baltic Writers’ Council and Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators