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Oksana Khmeliovska

Curator of the Professional Development Programs

Journalist, co-founder and editor of the Chytomo cultural and publishing project. In 2018, she was a part of the creative group for conducting a large-scale sociological poll ‘Ukrainian Reading Publishing Data 2018’ on the current state of the book publishing market and readers’ preferences, as well as the Exemplars XX. Literature & Art Periodicals of the XX Century project.  

Oksana Khmeliovska founded and organized a festival of young publishers and editors – Guttenberg Storm Troops (2010-2012). She was participating in organizing the work of the Ukrainian stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair (2015-2017). Worked as a journalist and editor of TV programs Book.ua, PROdesign, the head of the press service of the Lviv Publishers Forum, a journalist of the Tyzhden.ua magazine, etc. She is the author of a project of discussions with Ukrainian scientists called ‘Scientific Approach’ for platfor.ma. As a journalist, she collaborated with various Ukrainian media.

In 2015, she joined the Book Arsenal team as a co-coordinator of special projects, and from 2016 to 2019 worked as a Festival coordinator. In 2020, curated the Ukrainian Literature: Rights Now! program aimed at encouraging the interest of foreign publishers and literary agents in the Ukrainian books. This year, she is curating Professional Development Programs for the book industry professionals.