Events

Thursday, 30 May

Thursday, 30 May

17:00 - 17:30

Main Stage

Thursday, 30 May

18:00 - 19:30

Discussion: The Edge Within Us.



Participants: Oleksandr Mykhed, Oleksandra Matviichuk, Larysa Denysenko, Olena Stiazhkina, Oleksandr Komarov.
Moderated by Tetiana Ogarkova

Main Stage

Thursday, 30 May

18:00 - 19:00

Ukrainian Institute of National Memory. No Rotation: presentation of a book by Natalka Pozniak-Khomenko



Participants: Natalka Pozniak-Khomenko, Vasyl Vanchura, Yevhen "Zhuk", Dmytro Babkin
Moderated by Andriy Kulykov.

Publishing Stage

Thursday, 30 May

18:00 - 19:00

Stiletto and Stylos. Presentation of the Art Book about Kyiv


Stiletto and Stylus

Participants: Tetiana Shvydchenko, Nadiya Hart, Diana Andrievska.
Moderated by Diana Andrievska.

Lecture Hall

Thursday, 30 May

18:30 - 20:00

Discussion: Bridging the Gap – Continuity that Occurs



Participants: Yevhenii Stasinevych, Yaryna Tsymbal, Radomyr Mokryk, Anna Yutchenko.
Moderated by Ivanna Skyba-Yakubova.

Literary Stage

Thursday, 30 May

18:30 - 19:30

Ukrainian Fatigue: presentation of a music and poetry project by Kateryna Kalytko and Mariana Sadovska

Ukrainian Fatigue is a two-voiced music and poetry performance that will be premiered at the Book Arsenal Festival. The singing and music by Mariana Sadovska and poetry by Kateryna Kalytko weave together a story of memory - private, family, and collective, as well as a connection to the land, love, pain, and persistence. This is a narrative about the unbearable weight of the time we live together, but also an irony outwards, to a bigger world that can allow itself to become tired of complex Ukrainian issues. But most of all, it is a story about the power to keep going, to grow truth out of grief. "Because when you defend yourself, there is no fatigue for you."


Participants: Kateryna Kalytko, Mariana Sadovska.

Outdoor Stage

Thursday, 30 May

19:00 - 20:00

ist publishing. Innovations in Isolation: Documenting Ukraine’s Technological Odyssey


IST Publishing

Participants: Serhiy Kryvoblotskyi, Oleksandr Borniakov, Kateryna Nosko.
Moderated by Illia Kabachynskyi.

Publishing Stage

Thursday, 30 May

19:00 - 20:00

Zaliznyi Tato. The Art of Theater in Ukraine in Times of War


Zaliznyi Tato (Iron Dad)

Participants: Anatolii Khostikoiev, Natalya Sumska.
Moderated by Dmytro Korchynskyi

Lecture Hall

Thursday, 30 May

19:30 - 21:00

Testimony: a reading in memory of Victoria Amelina



Participants: Tetyana Teren, Sofia Cheliak, Halyna Kruk, Kateryna Mykhalitsyna, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Alim Aliev, Myroslava Barchuk, Mariana Savka, Tetyana Pylypchuk, Olesia Zdorovetska, Olha Rusina, Marichka Masiuk.
Moderated by Olena Huseinova

Main Stage

Thursday, 30 May

20:00 - 21:30

Flowing: readings by young authors participating in the 2nd Propysy Workshop Festival

The event will feature works by young authors who took part in the 2nd Propysy Workshop Festival organized by PEN Ukraine as a space for learning, self-presentation, and joint creativity of Ukrainian debut writers. Some names will be completely new to the literary audience. The festival almanac will be presented, which is the result of the second edition of Propysy and a hallmark of a new cohort of personalities who, hopefully, will shape the future of Ukrainian literature.


Participants: Anfisa Doroshenko, Olha Zaiets, Mykyta Kiliarov, Viktoria Klymchuk-Dluhach, Iryna Kupchynska, Yuliana Lesniak, Svitlana Libet, Iryna Martsyniuk, Illia Rudiiko, Anna Siedykh, Yaroslava Skorbach, Anna Yutchenko, Anna Yabluchna.
Moderated by Ostap Slyvynsky and Maria Tytarenko.

Literary Stage

Thursday, 30 May

20:00 - 21:00

GERDA Publishing House. Meeting with Gabija Grušaitė and her novel Cold East


Herda Publishing House

Participants: Gabija Grušaitė, Ūla Ambrasaitė, Mykhailo Kyslov.
Moderated by Beatrice Beliavtsiv.

Publishing Stage

Thursday, 30 May

20:00 - 21:00

Lecture Hall

Thursday, 30 May

20:00 - 21:00

Workshops area

Friday, 31 May

Friday, 31 May

10:30 - 11:30

The Bohdan KhmelnytskyI National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Press. Presentation of the book series The Way to Victory 2022-2023



Participants: Anatolii Stsinskyi, Yuliia Stepanova, Alina Horbatovska, Oksana Tarasiuk, Denys Poliuk, Oleksandra Kondratiuk, Dmytro Halushka, Vitalii Orykhovskyi, Volodymyr Lemeshko, Dmytro Khrust.

Lecture Hall

Friday, 31 May

10:30 - 11:30

Anthology LLC: Books in Braille. Popularization of Braille reading and problems of teaching Braille reading in Ukraine


Anthology Publishing House. Braille Books

Participants: Olena Nechepurenko, Tetiana Kostenko, Tetiana Hrebeniuk, Viktoria Karasiova.
Moderated by Natalia Bovtruk.

Literary Stage

Friday, 31 May

11:00 - 12:00

Mediason. The Books by Mediason Publishing


MEDIASON

Participants: Illia Hrybanov, Liudmyla Fylypovych.
Moderated by Vladyslav Sukennyk.

Publishing Stage

Friday, 31 May

11:00 - 13:00

Workshop. Live Readings with BaraBooka

11:00-11:30 Fairytale Live Readings with Yulia Vrotna and Oksana Davydova; 11:30-12:00 Educational Live Readings with Lesia Movchun and Hanna Bulhakova; 12:00-12:30 Tailed Live Readings with Nastia Muzychenko and Maria Artemenko; 12:30-13:00 Detective Live Readings with Olha Kuzhdina and Marusia Shcherbyna.

Organized by: BaraBooka Children's Reading Laboratory of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Participants: Yulia Vrotna, Oksana Davydova, Lesia Movchun, Hanna Bulhakova, Nastia Muzychenko, Maria Artemenko, Olha Kuzhdina, Marusia Shcherbyna.

Workshops area

Friday, 31 May

11:30 - 12:30

Discussion: A Bizarre Land on Ukraine’s Side — New Ukrainian Military Fantasy and Urban Landscapes



Participants: Mia Marchenko, Katia Pekur, Viktoria Shtepura.
Moderated by Halina Tkachuk.

Literary Stage

Friday, 31 May

11:30 - 12:30

Discussion: The Art of Resistance Beyond the Edge



Participants: a representative of the Mavka Women's Resistance Movement, David Patrikarakos, Noel Calhoun, Bohdan Lohvynenko, and Li Biletska.
Moderated by Olha Mukha.

Main Stage

Friday, 31 May

11:30 - 12:30

Understanding Each Other: War and Growing up of Children with Disabilities



Participants: Svitlana Osipchuk, Olesia Yaskevych, School of Socialization for Teenagers and Youth with Disabilities organized by the NGO "See with the Heart".
Moderated by Marianna Onufryk.

Lecture Hall

Friday, 31 May

12:00 - 13:00

Discussion: Ukrainian Classics and International Book Markets — Valerian Pidmohylnyi, Mike Yohansen, Lesya Ukrainka


Co-organized by Goethe Institute Ukraine

Participants: Uilleam Blacker, Marcin Gaczkowski, Mirosław Tomek, Jakob Wunderwald, Daisy Gibbons.
Moderated by Sasha Dovzhyk.

Publishing Stage

Friday, 31 May

12:00 - 13:00

Penman Publishing House, Alex Shelest: presentation of the Easy Voice vocal textbook



Participants: Alex Shelest, Yaroslav Kuzyk.
Moderated by Serhiy "Kolos" Martyniuk.

Outdoor Stage

Friday, 31 May

12:30 - 13:30

Discussion: Remarking Urban Space — the Experience of Kharkiv and Kyiv



Participants: Olha Melnyk, Tetiana Pylypchuk, Maria Takhtaulova, Tymish Martynenko-Kushlianskyi.
Moderated by Tetiana Pushnova.

Main Stage

Friday, 31 May

13:00 - 14:00

Radio Culture. Voices of the Frontier: New War Writing



Participants: Pavlo Belianskyi, Artur Dron, Olena Huseinova.
Moderated by Yelyzaveta Tsarehradska and Vadym Karpiak.

Literary Stage

Friday, 31 May

13:00 - 14:30

Where are the Fakes Hiding? Workshop on the basics of politics and media literacy for children



Participants: Yevgenia Zavaliy, Olena Khobta.
Moderated by Kyrylo Beskorovainyi.

Workshops area

Friday, 31 May

13:00 - 14:00

Periodicals as a Compact Genre for Documentation and Reflection



Participants: Marichka Paplauskaite, Nastia Zherebetska, Anna Karnaukh, Vitaliy Lyaska.
Moderated by Bohdana Neborak.

Publishing Stage

Friday, 31 May

13:00 - 14:00

Mystetstvo Publishing House. Presentation of the book Night at the Museum


Mystetstvo Publishing House

Participants: Hanna Vladymyrska, Viktor Kononenko, Serhii Ponochovnyi, Tetiana Chuzha.
Moderated by Nina Prybieha

Outdoor Stage

Friday, 31 May

13:30 - 15:00

A Book in a Shelter, a Book as a Shelter



Participants: Maryna Chyzhova, Aelita Horbunova, and Anton Novikov, the Book in the Shelter project (Kherson), Kateryna Kalytko, Svitlana Povaliaieva, and Kateryna Mikhalitsyna.
Moderated by Myroslava Barchuk.

Main Stage

Friday, 31 May

13:30 - 14:30

Lektüra Talks: Franz Kafka was here. On the 100th anniversary of Kafka’s death


Organized by Goethe Institute Ukraine

Participants: Iryna Nikolaychuk, Bohdana Romantsova, Roksolana Sviato.

Literary garden

Friday, 31 May

13:45 - 15:00

Lecture Hall

Friday, 31 May

14:00 - 15:00

Ukrainian Radio: 100 Years of Joint Presence



Participants: Dmytro Khorkin, Marharyta Laznyk, Olena Huseinova, Iryna Slavinska
Moderated by Roman Koliada.

Literary Stage

Friday, 31 May

14:00 - 15:00

Bright Books, presentation of a book Russia’s War Against Ukraine. How to Break the Vicious Circle


Bright Books

Participants: Volodymyr Horbulin, Valentyn Badrak.
Moderated by Dmytro Kyrychenko.

Publishing Stage

Friday, 31 May

14:30 - 15:00

Workshops area

Friday, 31 May

15:00 - 16:30

Otherness in Children’s Books: How We Talk about Inclusion



Participants: Svitlana Roiz, Superhumans (Svitlana Kutsenko, Solomiya Buy).
Moderated by Tetiana Stus.

Lecture Hall

Friday, 31 May

15:00 - 16:30

Guardians of the Ruin: The City of Childhood and the Writing Mechanics



Participants: Oksana Zabuzhko.
Moderated by Olha Olkhova-Sukhomlyn.

Main Stage

Friday, 31 May

15:00 - 16:00

Discussion: Women and War. Letters to the Free World based on the book by Aurelie Bros (Germany)


Organized by Goethe Institute Ukraine

Participants: Oleksandra Matviichuk, Olha Stefanishyna, Yulia Paievska and others.
Moderated by Maria Shuvalova.

Literary garden

Friday, 31 May

15:30 - 17:00

Panel discussion. Bridging the Gap: Between Storytelling and Silence



Participants: Antonio Iturbe, Oksana Dovhopolova, Yevhenia Podobna, Valeria Subotina, Olesya Khromeychuk.
Moderated by Ivanna Skyba-Yakubova.

Literary Stage

Friday, 31 May

16:00 - 17:30

Crazy Daily Adventures. Joint readings and a master class on creating comics



Participants: Iryna Oleshko, Mariana Kondzelka, Sofia Tomilenko.

Workshops area

Friday, 31 May

16:00 - 17:00

Creative Women Publishing. Women and power. A conversation about women’s voices and leadership


Creative Women Publishing

Participants: Oksana Pavlenko, Yulia Sporysh, Iryna Solovey, Tetiana Manziuk
Moderated by Iryna Nikolaychuk.

Outdoor Stage

Friday, 31 May

16:00 - 17:00

Presentation of the Dialogues art and calligraphy exhibition



Participants: Alla Kalinichenko. ArtiYa Calligraphy School.

Hall C2.5

Friday, 31 May

16:00 - 17:00

Literary garden

Friday, 31 May

16:30 - 18:00

Lecture Hall

Friday, 31 May

16:30 - 18:00

Acquiring Agency: presentation of the book Dialogues on War

Russia's war against Ukraine is the best-documented war in the history of the world. The book Dialogues on War is an archive record of how opinions about Ukraine and its power have been changing during the first year of the full-scale invasion. The thoughts and positions of intellectuals from all over the world, the gradual justification of their agency, the creation of an international language "about us and the war" and the process of gaining agency with each subsequent answer about Ukraine and Ukrainian without the prism of the occupier's imperial gaze. How do we talk to the world about Ukrainian in our own terminology, within the framework of our history?

In partnership with Vivat

Participants: Volodymyr Yermolenko, David Patrikarakos (UK), Olesya Khromeychuk.
Moderated by Olha Mukha.

Main Stage

Friday, 31 May

17:00 - 18:30

The Most Documented War? Reportage books as an attempt to overcome the fragmentation of capturing



Participants: Marichka Paplauskaite, Myroslav Laiuk, Bohdan Lohvynenko, Yevhenia Nesterovych, Angelina Kariakina.
Moderated by Maria Tytarenko.

Literary Stage

Friday, 31 May

17:00 - 18:00

Discussion: Cities Between War and Culture — a Dialogue from Different Perspectives



Participants: Tetiana Pylypchuk, Tetiana Ihoshyna, Evhenii Stasinevych

Publishing Stage

Friday, 31 May

17:00 - 18:00

NIKA-CENTER Publishing House. We Have Become Generations of War…


Nika-Centre Publishing House

Participants: Anton Sanchenko, Serhii Troian.
Moderated by Iryna Pohorelovska

Outdoor Stage

Friday, 31 May

17:30 - 19:00

Literary garden

Friday, 31 May

18:00 - 19:00

Publishing Stage

Friday, 31 May

18:00 - 19:30

Being a Military Man / Woman Today



Participants: Dmytro Lazutkin, Artur Dron, Yaryna Chornohuz, Lesia Hanzha.
Moderated by Alla Koshliak.

Main Stage

Friday, 31 May

18:00 - 19:00

21-Publishers, Black Sheep. How to Write about War


Books – XXI

Participants: Svitlana Tkachenko, Tetiana Bondarchuk, Yevgenia Zavaliy, Tasha Torba.
Moderated by Maryna Horbatiuk

Lecture Hall

Friday, 31 May

18:30 - 20:00

Joint Presence: Poetic Dialogue on Radio Culture



Participants: Maryna Ponomarenko, Artur Dron.
Moderated by Olena Huseinova

Literary Stage

Friday, 31 May

19:00 - 20:00

ADEF-Ukraine Publishing House. Ukrainian Identity in art and Fashion


ADEF-UKRAINE Publishing House

Participants: Zinaida Vasina, Tetiana Sribna, Alla Istomina.
Moderated by Kateryna Pashchenko.

Lecture Hall

Friday, 31 May

19:00 - 20:00

Nebo BookLab Publishing. Ukrainian Fantasy: How to Write, Publish and Promote it


Nebo BookLab Publishing

Participants: Andrii Novik, Yaroslav Zadorovskyi, Valeriia Ivanova.
Moderated by Anastasia Nesteriak

Publishing Stage

Friday, 31 May

19:30 - 21:00

Hold on! I’m holding on! Poetry from and about captivity


In cooperation with the Center for Civil Liberties

Participants: Tetiana Vlasova, Tonia Kornuta, Natalka Heiman, Akhtem Seitablaiev, Oleksandra Matviichuk.

Main Stage

Friday, 31 May

20:00 - 21:00

Social Drawings: Breaking the Boundaries of Comic Book Culture



Participants: Ania Ivanenko, Zhenia Polosina, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Tania Pryimach.
Moderated by Svitlana Taratorina

Literary Stage

Friday, 31 May

20:00 - 21:30

Special screening of the 2nd episode of the documentary series The Great Russian Lie. Literature



Participants: Lukian Halkin (introductory remarks), Rostyslav Semkiv, Vakhtang Kebuladze, Uilleam Blacker.
Moderated by Anna Danilchuk

Lecture Hall

Saturday, 01 June

Saturday, 01 June

10:30 - 11:30

How the Landscape Feels: What Impact the War has on Ecology and Memory


Co-organized by Goethe Institute Ukraine

Participants: Kateryna Semeniuk, Borys Filonenko, Dmytro Koval, Kateryna Shavanova.
Moderated by Kateryna Yakovlenko

Main Stage

Saturday, 01 June

10:30 - 11:30

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

11:00 - 12:00

Bukrek. The Fairytale World — from Bukovyna to Kenya (discussion based on the collections of fairytales published by the Bukrek publishing house)


BUKREK

Participants: Anatolii Kovalenko, Daryna Maksymets, Oksana Ivasiuk, Halyna Datsiuk.
Moderated by Ihor Turzhanskyi.

Outdoor Stage

Saturday, 01 June

11:00 - 13:00

Live Readings with BaraBooka

11:00-11:30 Magical Live Readings with Svitlana Stretovych and Ivan Andrusiak; 11:30-12:00 Adventure Live Readings with Slava Svitova and Halyna Tkachuk; 12:00-12:30 Girls' Live Readings with Olha Kupriyan and Vitalina Makaryk; 12:30-13:00 Funny Live Readings with Sashko Dermanskyi and Valentyna Zakhabura

Workshops area

Saturday, 01 June

11:30 - 13:00

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

11:30 - 12:30

Discussion: On Resilience in the Literary Canon of Ukraine


Organized by the Aspen Institute Kyiv

Participants: Orysia Demska, Vira Aheieva, Taras Liutyi.
Moderated by Yulia Tychkivska

Main Stage

Saturday, 01 June

12:00 - 13:00

Kalamar. Nature: Object or Subject? Conversation about fostering environmental ethics among young Ukrainians


Kalamar

Participants: Olia Popovych, Mykhailo Ulianov, Ostap Butvinnyk, Olha Chevhaniuk.
Moderated by Maria Artemenko

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

12:00 - 13:00

Ranok Publishing House. Readberry: Take it and Read it. Presentation of the publishing house for young people


Ranok Publishing, Readberry

Participants: Inna Bilonozhko, Hanna Bulhakova, Anna Yefimenko.
Moderated by Olena Lysenko.

Outdoor Stage

Saturday, 01 June

12:00 - 13:00

Teenagers Write: a joint presentation of texts from the bezprobiliv cultural and educational initiative, the Friday Night Writing Club, and the Antytvir project



Participants: Natalia Andreiko, Kateryna Andriychuk, participants of the Antytvir project
Moderated by Halyna Tkachuk.

Lecture Hall

Saturday, 01 June

12:30 - 13:30

Poetry: A Conversation between Languages. France — Ukraine



Participants: Yaryna Chornohuz, Artur Dron, Ella Yevtushenko, Martin Rueff (France), Anne and Laurent Chan Massard (France).
Moderated by Tetiana Ogarkova.

Main Stage

Saturday, 01 June

13:00 - 14:00

Radio Culture. Crimea as a Heritage: from Ancient Times to Lesya Ukrainka



Participants: Alim Aliev, Oleksandra Visych, Olha Dukhnych.
Moderated by Olena Huseinova and Vadym Karpiak.

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

13:00 - 14:00

Talk: Best Book Design-2023. Reflection


Co-organized by Goethe Institute Ukraine

Participants: Volodymyr Havrysh, Florian Lamm, Anna Ivanenko.
Moderated by Oksana Karpiuk.

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

13:00 - 14:00

Bohdan Publishing House. Roundtable discussion: Children’s Editorial Office of the Bohdan Publishing House — Authors, Books, Contests, Achievements, and Plans


Bohdan

Participants: Mariana Stefak, Yevgenia Zavaliy, Oksana Davydova, Nastia Muzychenko, Halyna Tkachuk.
Moderated by Ivan Andrusiak.

Outdoor Stage

Saturday, 01 June

13:00 - 14:00

Literary garden

Saturday, 01 June

13:30 - 15:00

Civilians. Life on the Edge. Kherson – Kharkiv – Izium – Chernihiv



Participants: Vira Kuryko, Olha Honcharova, Ivanna Skyba-Yakubova, Halyna Ivanova, Olha Kyrylenko.
Moderated by Volodymyr Yermolenko.

Main Stage

Saturday, 01 June

13:30 - 15:00

Secret Dreams: joint readings and an interactive game



Participants: Kateryna Mikhalitsyna, Anna Derevianko.

Lecture Hall

Saturday, 01 June

14:00 - 15:30

New Biographical Texts about/by the Military: Between Documentary and Fiction



Participants: Valeriy Puzik, Bohdan Kolomiichuk, Artur Dron, Olena Cherninka, Olena Maksymenko.
Moderated by Maria Tytarenko.

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

14:00 - 15:00

#knygolove, Discussions on the vision of Ukraine by world leaders with Dmytro Kuleba


#knigolove

Participants: Dmytro Kuleba, Vadym Karpiak.
Moderated by Vadym Karpiak.

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

14:00 - 15:00

Outdoor Stage

Saturday, 01 June

14:30 - 16:00

Superheroes Among Us: the Military and the Power of Books



Participants: Oksana Ziobro, Serhii Zhukovskyi.

Workshops area

Saturday, 01 June

15:00 - 16:30

Discussion: Country, Cities, History – The Frontier Perspective



Participants: Steven Siegel, Volodymyr Masliichuk.
Moderated by Petro Dolhanov.

Main Stage

Saturday, 01 June

15:00 - 16:00

Private Initiatives to Collect Statistics on the Book Industry and Readership



Participants: Larysa Guzhvynska, Dmytro Feliksov, Kateryna Kotvitska, Ilona Zamotsna.
Moderated by Inna Bilonozhko.

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

15:00 - 16:30

Children Brought Back from Deportation: How Can We Support Them? Panel discussion



Participants: Kyrylo Nevdokha, Olha Tymchenko, Kateryna Holzberg, Valeria Halych.
Moderated by Daria Bairak.

Lecture Hall

Saturday, 01 June

15:00 - 16:00

punkt publishing, panel discussion: A Woman after the Military Action


punkt publishing

Participants: Tania Kostina, Mariana Mamonova, Ruslana Danylkina, Anton Semenov.
Moderated by Tania Kostina.

Outdoor Stage

Saturday, 01 June

15:30 - 16:30

Panel discussion. Bridging the Gap: between horror and laughter



Participants: Haska Shyyan, Serhii Chyrkov, Natasha Chychasova, Valerii Zapeka, Ostap Slyvynskyi.
Moderated by Ivanna Skyba-Yakubova.

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

16:00 - 17:00

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

16:00 - 17:30

Tiny Books: collecting stories with our own hands and creating new adventures of Patron Dog


Supported by Vaikų žemė Program, Lithuania

Participants: Yulita Ran.

Workshops area

Saturday, 01 June

16:00 - 17:00

SMOLOSKYP. How to publish your first book? Presentation of the winners of the Smoloskyp Publishing House contest


SMOLOSKYP

Participants: Olena Pavlova, Daryna Chupat, Svitlana Bohdan, Olena Peleshenko, Iryna Sazhynska, Mykola Antoshchak.
Moderated by Oleh Kotsarev.

Outdoor Stage

Saturday, 01 June

16:00 - 17:00

Workshop: Playfulness of Ukrainian Handwritten Letters.



Hosted by Veronika Chebanyk. ArtiYa Calligraphy School.

Hall C2.5

Saturday, 01 June

16:30 - 18:00

Discussion: (Un)safe Gazing – what visions of the future do we need?



Participants: Yevhenii Stasinevych, Oleksandr Sushko.
Moderated by Natalia Kurdiukova.

Main Stage

Saturday, 01 June

16:30 - 17:30

RODOVID. Alla Horska: the Fighting Goes on


RODOVID

Participants: Olena Hrozovska, Katia Lisova, Olena Zaretska, Oleksiy Ananov.
Moderated by Oleksandr Savruk.

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

17:00 - 18:00

Projector Publishing. Freedom as a lifestyle, a global brand and a superpower of Ukrainians


Projector Publishing

Participants: Mykhailo Fedorov, Oleksandr Trehub.
Moderated by Roman Mishcheriakov.

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

17:30 - 18:30

Solidarity Books: a conversation about the journey of 25 thousand British publications to Ukrainian readers

Due to Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, it is not easy to preserve and update book collections: since February 24, 2022, the Russian occupants have destroyed or damaged more than 700 Ukrainian libraries. By the end of 2024, libraries in all regions of Ukraine will receive 40,000 books from British publishers as part of a joint initiative of PEN Ukraine, Book Aid International, English PEN, PEN International, and Humanitarian Nova Poshta. The event will feature a presentation of the Unbreakable Libraries initiative, and guest library directors will tell more about their work during the war.

In partnership with Book Aid International.

Participants: Svitlana Hodun (Ivankiv Public Library), Lesia Tsyba (Public Library of Bobrovytsia City Council, Chernihiv Oblast), Bohdan Bukhtatyi (Center for Cultural Services in Blyzniuky).
Moderated by Tetiana Teren.

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

17:30 - 19:00

Literary garden

Saturday, 01 June

18:00 - 19:30

Frontier or Center? Ukraine’s Role in the World. In cooperation with Ukraine Crisis Media Center and UkraineWorld.



Participants: Rory Finnin, Bruno Maçães, Botakoz Kassymbekova, David Patrikarakos, Raji Abdul Salam.
Moderated by Volodymyr Yermolenko.

Main Stage

Saturday, 01 June

18:00 - 19:00

Book Kharkiv — How the Largest Publishing Center in Ukraine Works



Participants: Mykhailo Khrypak, Ihor Zarudko, Hnat Lahuna, Svitlana Feldman.
Moderated by Hlib Vyshlinskyi.

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

18:00 - 19:30

Musical and poetic performance NastAnnia/OnSet: a vision of the future



Participants: Yulia Nikolaievska, Serhii Davydov, Maksym Shadko, Kateryna Kurdinovska, Natalka Marynchak.

Outdoor Stage

Saturday, 01 June

18:30 - 19:30

Joint Presence: Poetic Dialogue on Radio Culture



Participants: Dmytro Lazutkin, Yuliya Musakovska.
Moderated by Olena Huseinova.

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

19:00 - 20:00

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

19:00 - 20:00

Dovzhenko Centre. Presentation of the self-published book Kotsiubynskyi: Between Cinema and Literature


Dovzhenko Center

Participants: Olena Honcharuk, Stanislav Bytiutskyi, Aliona Penzii, Oleh Olifer, Halia Verheles.

Lecture Hall

Saturday, 01 June

19:00 - 20:00

Workshops area

Saturday, 01 June

19:30 - 21:00

Occupation and Family Stories: Great Losses and Long Stories


Co-organized by Goethe Institute Ukraine

Participants: Maryna Hrymych, Lisa Vide.
Moderated by Taras Malyi.

Main Stage

Saturday, 01 June

19:30 - 21:00

Words and Bullets: Freezing and Rediscovering of Language


Organized by the Chytomo book media

Participants: Halyna Kruk, Anatolii Dnistrovyi, Yevhenia Podobna.
Moderated by Oleksandr Mymruk.

Literary Stage

Saturday, 01 June

20:00 - 21:00

Vovkulaka. How a Ukrainian Comic Book was Translated into Japanese


Vovkulaka

Participants: Hanna Mamonova, Tetiana Denysenko.
Moderated by Alisa Lindeman.

Publishing Stage

Saturday, 01 June

20:00 - 21:00

MATELOT. The Marine Library


MATELOT

Participants: Anton Sanchenko, Viktor Hubarev, Oleksandr Morozov, Yevhenia Chemerys.
Moderated by Iryna Pohorelovska.

Lecture Hall

Saturday, 01 June

20:00 - 21:30

Concert by Svitlana Nianio and Serhii Khotiachuk


In partnership with the Construction Festival.

Outdoor Stage

Sunday, 02 June

Sunday, 02 June

10:30 - 12:00

Public-talk: Women about Women


In cooperation with Vogue Ukraine.

Participants: Iryna Slavinska, Kateryna Pryimak, Oksana Rubaniak, Vasylisa Stepanenko, Ella Libanova.
Moderated by Daria Slobodianyk.

Main Stage

Sunday, 02 June

10:30 - 12:00

More than just a Friend. Queer literature in Ukrainian realities by Ukrainian authors



Participants: Olha Voitenko, Daria Chaika.
Moderated by the Teen Council of Mystetskyi Arsenal.

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

10:30 - 11:30

Workshops area

Sunday, 02 June

11:00 - 12:00

Black Sheep. Educational or Entertaining: What Should Contemporary Literature for Children be Like?


The Black Sheep

Participants: Yulia Olefir, Kateryna Lazirko.
Moderated by Yevgenia Zavaliy.

Publishing Stage

Sunday, 02 June

11:00 - 13:00

Let’s jazz! Music and poetry by contemporary children’s authors and musicians


Organized by BaraBooka Children's Reading Laboratory of the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Participants: FUSION JAMS, Mariana Savka, Ivan Andrusiak, Olesia Mamchych, Sashko Dermanskyi, Oleksandr Podoliak.
Moderated by Tania Stus.

Outdoor Stage

Sunday, 02 June

11:30 - 12:30

Crimean Tatar History: Challenges of Writing



Participants: Maryna Hrymych, Ilmi Umerov, Anastasia Levkova.
Moderated by Alim Aliev.

Literary Stage

Sunday, 02 June

11:30 - 13:00

Workshops area

Sunday, 02 June

12:00 - 13:00

Central Europe against the Empire of Evil


Co-organized by Goethe Institute Ukraine

Participants: Radomyr Mokryk, Yuri Andrukhovych, Botakoz Kassymbekova, Franziska Davies.
Moderated by Vitalii Mykhailovskyi.

Main Stage

Sunday, 02 June

12:00 - 13:00

Orientalist publishing house SAFRAN. Asian Art in the Khanenko Museum: Overcoming the Boundaries of Cultural Borders


SAFRAN LTD

Participants: Yulia Vaganova, Yulia Fil, Marta Lohvyn, Oleksandr Halenko, Antonina Makarevych.
Moderated by Olha Novikova.

Publishing Stage

Sunday, 02 June

12:00 - 13:00

The Defilade Podcast: Conspiracies, Mystifications, and Ukrainian Literature


Organized by the bezprobiliv cultural and educational initiative.

Participants: Kateryna Kishchynska, Yulia Murashova, Kateryna Andriichuk, Daria Fedorynska.

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

13:00 - 14:00

Radio Culture. Our Literature, Our History: Appropriating What’s Our Own



Participants: Olena Haleta, Oleksandr Mykhed, Rostyslav Semkiv.
Moderated by Olena Huseinova.

Literary Stage

Sunday, 02 June

13:00 - 14:00

Kant and the Limits of the Mind



Participants: Anatolii Loi, Anatolii Yermolenko, Taras Liutyi.
Moderated by Vakhtang Kebuladze.

Main Stage

Sunday, 02 June

13:00 - 14:00

Discussion and workshop: Why Can’t Parents Always Be There?



Participants: Dara Korniy, Yulia Тukalenko.
Moderated by Valentyna Khamaiko.

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

13:00 - 14:00

Yakaboo. Presentation of a book series of contemporary Ukrainian literature Among Our People.


Yakaboo Publishing

Participants: Anatolii Dnistrovyi, Tania Stus, Oleksii Tymoshenko, Natalia Kalchenko.
Moderated by Yelyzaveta Tsarehradska.

Outdoor Stage

Sunday, 02 June

13:00 - 14:30

Stories of Defenders: Joint Readings.



Participants: Oksana Davydova, Iryna Nikolaychuk, Oleksandr Koreshkov.
Moderated by Olha Kupriyan.

Workshops area

Sunday, 02 June

14:00 - 15:00

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

14:00 - 15:00

More Than Just Comics – How They Became a Trend



Participants: Bohdan Kordoba, Ruslana Koropetska.

Publishing Stage

Sunday, 02 June

14:00 - 15:00

Photo Books: Is There Room for Them on the Ukrainian Book Market?



Participants: Yevhen Safonov, Kateryna Yakovlenko, Valeria Shevchenko, Anastasia Leonova.
Moderated by Iryna Hromotska.

Literary Stage

Sunday, 02 June

14:30 - 16:00

On a Blank Sheet: a Poetic Burime Game from the Repainted Fox Podcast



Participants: Valentyna Merzhyievska, Maria Didenko.

Workshops area

Sunday, 02 June

15:00 - 16:00

Upbringing and Developing Preschoolers: How Parents Can Maintain Balance


Organized by UNICEF.

Participants: Yevhenia Smirnova, Svitlana Roiz, Svitlana Tarabarova, Anastasia Zolotukhina-Shkurko.
Moderated by Tania Stus.

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

15:00 - 16:00

Outdoor Stage

Sunday, 02 June

15:00 - 16:00

Tempora. Metamodernism: an Open Project


TEMPORA

Participants: Nika Chulaievska, Yaroslava Strikha, Roksolana Sviato, Maksym Nesteleiev.
Moderated by Bohdana Romantsova.

Literary Stage

Sunday, 02 June

16:00 - 17:30

Panel discussion. Bridging the Gap: How Adults Can Read Books for Children



Participants: Olha Rusina, Olena Rybka, Mariana Savka, Kateryna Mikhalitsyna.
Moderated by Taras Malyi.

Literary Stage

Sunday, 02 June

16:00 - 17:00

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

16:00 - 17:00

Publishing Stage

Sunday, 02 June

16:00 - 17:30

Literary garden

Sunday, 02 June

16:00 - 17:30

Translation Workshop With Anna Vovchenko: a Space of Collaborative Creativity for Aspiring Literary Translators


Organized by the bezprobiliv cultural and educational initiative.

Participants: Anna Vovchenko

Workshops area

Sunday, 02 June

16:30 - 17:30

Reporting from the Future: a Conversation between Ukrainian and Bosnian Authors

In April 2024, as part of the Reporting from the Future project, Ukrainian authors, journalists, and artists visited Bosnia and Herzegovina at the invitation of the WARM Foundation. The participants explored the similarities and differences, parallels and patterns of the wars in the former Yugoslavia compared to the current war in Ukraine. Based on this experience, how can we comprehend the painful consequences of a prolonged war for society and the country as a whole?


Participants: Kateryna Kalytko, Daria Kuzmych, Damir Sagolj (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Faruk Sehic (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Moderated by Dzvinka Pinchuk.

Main Stage

Sunday, 02 June

17:00 - 18:00

Laboratory Publishers. Presentation of New Books and Publishing Plans


Laboratoria

Participants: Anton Martynov, Dzvinka Zavaliy, Yulia Priadko.
Moderated by Iryna Yurchenko.

Publishing Stage

Sunday, 02 June

17:00 - 18:00

Quo Vadis: The Visual Component of a Ukrainian Children’s Book. Together with the Illustrator community.



Participants: Anna Sarvira, Anna Bulhakova, Oleksandr Shatokhin, Olha Popovych, Olha Protasova.
Moderated by Oksana Karpiuk.

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

17:30 - 19:00

Discussion: The End of Empires. In cooperation with Ukraine Crisis Media Center and UkraineWorld.



Participants: Thierry Piel, Nicolas Tenzer, Hugues Mingarelli, Volodymyr Yermolenko. Language: French with Ukrainian translation.
Moderated by Tetiana Ogarkova.

Main Stage

Sunday, 02 June

17:30 - 18:30

How to Write about War: Writing and the Image of a Veteran



Participants: Olha Pohynaiko, Vitalii Zapeka, Vlad Yakushev, Valeriy Puzik, Viktoria Kosenko.
Moderated by Maria Tytarenko.

Literary Stage

Sunday, 02 June

17:30 - 19:00

Workshops area

Sunday, 02 June

18:00 - 19:00

Publishing Stage

Sunday, 02 June

18:00 - 19:00

ARTBOOKS. Cooperation with Giant Companies: the Case of ARTBOOKS and Warner Bros.


ARTBOOKS

Participants: Yaroslava Yudina, Denys Borysiuk.
Moderated by Maria Kurochkina.

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

18:30 - 20:00

Concert by Maryana Klochko


In partnership with the Construction Festival.

Outdoor Stage

Sunday, 02 June

19:00 - 20:00

Not Only at Second-Hand Bookstores: (Re)Publishing Foreign Classics



Participants: Oleksii Zhupanskyi, Mariana Savka, Roman Malynovskyi.
Moderated by Taras Liutyi.

Main Stage

Sunday, 02 June

19:00 - 20:00

Lecture Hall

Sunday, 02 June

20:00 - 21:30

Opus Doloris. Polyphony. Musical and poetic dedication to Victoria Amelina, Hlib Babich, Volodymyr Vakulenko, Oleh Kliuphas, Maksym Kryvtsov, Ihor Mysiak, and Illia Chernilevskyi

Opus Doloris. Polyphony. This poetry holds the unshakable note of memory with a tuning fork. This music emerges from the debris of pain. This love testifies. It endures.


Featuring Olena Huseinova, Yaryna Chornohuz, Dmytro Lazutkin, Kateryna Kalytko, Yulia Musakovska, Liubov Yakymchuk, Kateryna Mykhalitsyna, Iryna Tsilyk. Music by Olesia Zdorovetska.

Outdoor Stage

Sunday, 02 June

21:30

Outdoor Stage