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Culture: Vilenica Literary Festival, stage in Trieste

Event focusing on writers from eastern Europe presented at CEI

05 September, 13:54
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, SEPTEMBER 5 - Ukrainian poet, writer and essayist Andriy Lyubka (1987 studied Ukrainian philology at the Uzhhorod National University and history of the Balkans at the University of Warsaw. His works have been translated into several languages. In 2017, Lyubka won the Central European Initiative (CEI) scholarship for writers and used it to carry out a research project in Slovenia. In his writings the author expressed criticism of what happened during the Euromaidan protests (2013-2014). He was jailed for taking part in the street protests in Belarus during the 2015 presidential elections. Maria Paula Erizanu (1992), writer from Moldova, studied English history and literature in London and journalism at the City University. Her first book, ''This Is My First Revolution, Steal It'' (2010), is an essay on the mass protest in Moldova of April 2009 and received many awards, including those from Unesco and the National Library of Moldova. She won the CEI scholarship in 2018. Both authors were at the CEI headquarters in Trieste last night, in order to present their works in a meeting promoted by the Ljubljana-based Association of Slovene writers. The event opened the Vilenica International Literary Festival (Slovenia), an event that has been building bridges between cultures and literatures in Central Europe since 1986. The event, which will be held in several places in the country, includes meetings, poetic readings and public conversations with European and extra-European authors. On September 8, the Vilenica karst cave will host the awards ceremony at the festival, scheduled to end the following day. (ANSA).

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