Special Program of Events at the Vilnius Book Fair

Special Program of Events at the Vilnius Book Fair

Full program of Book Arsenal events at the 23rd International Vilnius Book Fair:
  • February 23, Thursday:

12:00, Children stage Teatime with Hippo. Theatrical reading with Kateryna Mikhalitsyna. Participants: Kateryna Mikhalitsyna, Yuliia Kozlovets.

  • February 24, Friday:

13:00, hall 5.3 — Poster as a Weapon: a discussion on creative illustration practices in times of war. Participants: Oleg Gryshchenko and Olena Staranchuk (Pictoric), Gabrielė Gudaitytė and Inga Navickaitė-Drąsutė (Hands on Press). Moderator: Kotryna Lingienė. A tour for visitors of the exhibition Illustrated Ukraine.

13:30-14:30, hall 4 — Rebuilding Rondo. A workshop for Ukrainian kids. A tour for visitors of the exhibition Agrafka picturebook makers. Participants: Romana Romanyshyn, Andriy Lesiv, art studio Agrafka.

15:00, hall 5.1 — Ukrainian film-performance STRICHKA. Author: Eugene Arlov. Project participants: Zarovna Daria, Bondar Yuliia, Lukashuk Mariia, Petrenko Tymofii, Kulyk Vitalii, Valetova Yuliia, Kolesnikova Anhelina, Parakhnevych Dmytro, Vdovichenko Oleksandr, Merabet Dariia, Shcherbakova Olena, Vizenkova Yulia, Eugene Arlov. Partner: Photinus Studio. The project is supported by the Ukrainian-Danish Youth House.

17:00-19:00, Cinema hall — The film that changed cinema: Dovzhenko’s Zemlia. Film screening and discussion. Participants: Alona Penzii, Narius Kairys. Co-organizer: Dovzhenko Centre (Kyiv, Ukraine).

19:00, hall 5.1 — Poetry readings. Participants: Halyna Kruk, Kateryna Mikhalitsyna, Haska Shyyan, Vytas Dekšnys, Antanas A. Jonynas, Marius Burokas. Presenter: Alvydas Šlepikas. Curator: Uršulė Gedaitė, Druskininkai Poetic Fall Festival.

  • February 25, Saturday:

12:30-13:30, hall 4 — A tour for visitors of the exhibition Agrafka picturebook makers. Rebuilding Rondo. A workshop for kids. Participants: Romana Romanyshyn, Andriy Lesiv, art studio Agrafka.

14:00, hall 5.3 — Power of the People United in Books. How Ukrainian and Lithuanian Authors Stay in Solidarity. Discussion. Participants: Kateryna Mikhalitsyna, Andriy Lyubka, Donatas Petrošius, Vytas Dekšnys, Marius Burokas. Moderator: Yuliia Kozlovets. Supported by PEN Ukraine.

15:00-16:30 — Portfolio review for Lithuanian illustrators by art studio Agrafka. Participants: Romana Romanyshyn, Andriy Lesiv.

16:00, hall 5.3 — One-Year Delayed Book Presentation: Nothing Can Stop a Ukrainian Author from Meeting His Lithuanian Audience. Participants: Andriy Lyubka, Rimvydas Valatka, Herkus Kunčius. Moderator: Alvydas Nikžentaitis.

All days of the fair, February 23-26

Exhibition of illustrations for the books The War that Changed Rondo and The Moscoviad

Exhibition of works by Ukrainian illustrators created during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine

Masterclasses at the Vilnius Academy of Arts
  • February 23, Thursday:

10:00-11:30 — Creation of the book. Dive deep. A masterclass by art studio Agrafka (Romana Romanyshyn, Andriy Lesiv).

11:30-13:30 — Ukrainian Illustration. Experiencing the War. A masterclass by Olena Staranchuk and Oleg Gryshchenko (Pictoric Illustrators Club).

Media Forum Event
  • February 23, Thursday:

17:00, conference hall 5.3 — Citizens’ front. The role of civil society. Participants: Giedrius Sakalauskas (Res Publica – the Centre for Civil Resistance), Olegas Šurajevas (1K Aid Fund), Oleksandra Matviichuk, online (Centre for Civil Liberties, Ukraine). Moderator: Živilė Kropaitė-Basiulė.

The full program of Ukraine’s presence at the Vilnius Book Fair will be announced later on the Ukrainian Book Institute website.

The 23rd International Vilnius Book Fair will be held on February 23-26, 2023 at the Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Center. Organizers of the fair: Lithuanian Publishers Association, Lithuanian Culture Institute, and Litexpo Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress.