Presentation of the Main Literary Events and Literary Residencies in the Baltics

Presentation of the Main Literary Events and Literary Residencies in the Baltics

12 Apr 2018, 11:30 - 12:30

High Street Theatre
Language:
English

Are literary events just about books? What is their purpose? Is it to see our favourite authors on stage, hear them read from their books and engage in conversation? Or is it just a chance to meet authors, queue up to get their autographs on our first editions and ask them questions? Literary event audiences attend for different reasons and literary event organisers have different priorities. The Baltic countries host a wide range of literary events and their publishing market is growing, with a busy calendar ahead of book fairs, literary residencies and new festivals, both local and international. Speakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will provide a snapshot of literary activity in the Baltic region – from festivals and book fairs to writing residencies. In such a rapidly growing market, what are the main challenges faced by event organisers? How do they balance their own priorities with those of their audiences? What exciting new ideas and initiatives can we expect in future?  

Contributors

  • Peggy Hughes

    Moderator

    Programme Director

    Writers’ Centre Norwich

    Peggy has been Programme Director of Writers’ Centre Norwich since November 2017. Before that, she worked in the literature sector in Scotland, with...

  • Juta Pīrāga

    Speaker

    Cultural Projects Manager

    Platform Latvian Literature

    Juta Pīrāga is a representative of Latvian Literature platform, that was created by the International Writers and Translators house that is a...

  • Marja Unt

    Speaker

    Managing Director

    Estonian Literary Society/Tartu UNESCO City of Literature Office

    Marja Unta has studied Estonian and comparative literature at the University of Tartu (MA in 2007). Since 2007 she has been the Managing Director of...

  • Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė

    Speaker

    Director of Public Organization

    Time to Read

    Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė has been working in Lithuania Literature field since 2005. The beginning was as the Volunteer in the Book of the Year...

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