TBILISI 4TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE 14-19 MAY, 2018

14 MAY, MONDAY

18:00 Official opening of the Festival. Venue: main hall of Writers’ House.

18:30 Italian poetry evening – Milo de Angelis, Francesco Iannone, Domenico Brancale; moderated by Giorgi Lobzhanidze, Nika Jorjaneli and Shota Iatashvili.

Language: Italian/Georgian. Venue: main hall of Writers’ House.

20:00 Arne Svingen (Norway)meeting with the audience; Moderated by Luka Grigolia.

Language: English/Georgian. Venue: main hall of Writers’ House.

21:00 Poetry jam and Jazz at Writers’ House garden (with participation of all poets); moderation by Shota Iatashvili. Retrospective of Georgian poetry leagues: Jet Engine Club.

Venue: Writers’ House garden.

 

15 MAY, TUESDAY

12:00 Meeting with Halyna Kruk at Tbilisi State University.

Venue: 5th Building of Tbilisi State University, room 316.

15:00 Meeting with Arne Svingen (Norway) and Vaso Goleuri for Young/Adult readers.

Venue: main hall of Writers’ House.

18:30 Poetry evening: Murad Kohneqala (Azerbaijan); moderated by Oktai Kazumov; Language: Azerbaijani/Georgian. Venue: Caucasian House.

18:30 Lali Tsipi Michaeli (Israel/Georgia) – meeting with the audience; presentation of poetry collection “50 Poems” (Nodar Dumbadze Publishing); moderated by Ketevan Dumbadze.

Language: English/Georgian. Venue: main hall of Writers’ House.

19:00 Poetry evening: Marine Petrossian (Armenia) moderated by and Asya Darbinyan.

Language: English/Armenian/ Georgian. Venue: library of Writers’ House.

19:00 Victor Erofeyev (Russia)meeting with the audience at Ilia State University; moderated by University professor Bela Tsipuria with writer Dato Turashvili.

Language: English/Georgian. Venue: Ilia State University book House Ligamus.

19:30 Poetry evening: Tonnus Oosterhoff (Netherlands) – Poetry evening moderated by Zviad Ratiani.

Language: English/Georgian. Venue: main hall of Writers’ House.

20:30 Poetry evening: Charles Bernstein (USA) – Poetry evening; moderated by Paata Shamugia.

Language: English/Georgian. Venue: main hall of Writers’ House

21:30 Retrospective of Georgian poetry leagues: Chronophags.

Venue: Writers’ House garden.

 

16 MAY, WEDNESDAY

17:00 Meeting with Yolanda Castano (Spain) at Spanish language cathedra.

Language: Spanish. Venue: 5th Building of Tbilisi State University, room 313.

18:30 Poetry evening: Halyna Kruk (Ukraine) and Andrej Khadanovich (Belarus); moderated by Shota Iatashvili.

Language: Russian/Georgian. Venue: main hall of Writers’ House.

19:00 Discussion: “Language is a Virus” with participation of Charles Bernstein, Tonnus Oosterhoff, Barbara Pogačnik Julia Fiedroczuk, Zviad Ratiani. Moderated by Paata Shamugia.

Language: English-Georgian. Venue: Oriental room of Writers’ House.

19:30 Poetry evening: Ron Winkler (Germany) and Helmuth A. Niederle (Austria) – Poetry evening; moderated by Tata Kotrikadze.  Language: German/Georgian. Venue: library of Writers’ House.

20:30 Victor Erofeyev (Russia) – meeting with the audience and presenting Georgian translation of the novel Good Stalin (Intelekti Publishing). moderated by Levan Berdzenishvili.

Language: Russian/Georgian. Venue: main hall of Writers’ House.

21:30 Retrospective of Georgian poetry leagues: Old poets’ order.

Venue: Writers’ House garden.

 

17 MAY, THURSDAY

17:00 Reading of Przemysław Pilarski’s (Poland) play Daddy Hangs Himself in The Forest.

Language: Georgian. Venue: Royal District Theatre.

18:00 Meeting with Helmuth A. Niederle (Austria); Moderated by Manana Paichadze.

Language: German/Georgian. Venue: Austrian Library, Ilia State University; Auditorium S-507.

18:30 Poetry Evening: Yolanda Castano (Spain) and Nilson Muniz (Brazil); moderated by Guranda Pachulia.

Venue: Main hall of Writers’ House.

19:00 Discussion: “Literature in Postcolonial space” with participation of Victor Erofeyev, Michal Havran, Marine Petrossian,

Andrey Khadanovich, Zurab Karumidze; moderated by Levan Berdzenishvili.

Language: Russian-Georgian. Venue: Oriental room of Writers’ House.

19:30 Poetry Evening: Barbara Pogačnik (Slovenia) moderated by Dalila Gogia.

Language: English/Georgian. Venue: library of Writers’ House.

20:30 Polish poetry evening: Julia Fiedroczuk, Barbara Klicka; moderated by Zviad Ratiani and Shota Iatashvili;

Language: English/Georgian. Venue: Main hall of Writers’ House.

21:30 Retrospective of Georgian poetry leagues: Laboratory.

Venue: Writers’ House garden.

 

18 MAY, FRIDAY

18:30 Poetry evening: Zurab Rtveliashvili (Georgia/Sweden) and Pär Hanson (Sweden); moderated by Davit Gabunia.

Language: Swedish/English/Georgian. Venue: Main hall of Writers’ House.

19:00 Semyon Khanin (Latvia) – poetry evening and presentation of poetry collection But Not with It; moderated by David Chikhladze.

Language: Russian/Georgian. Venue: Caucasian House.

19:30 Michal Havran (Slovakia) – meeting with the audience; moderated by Paata Shamugia.

Language: English/Georgian. Venue: Main hall of Writers’ House.

20:30 Retrospective of Georgian poetry leagues: Rose Bus.

Venue: Writers’ House garden.

21:30 Closing of the Festival – Wine and Poetry evening: In Vino Veritas; all participating authors; Georgian folk music.

Venue: Writers’ House garden.

 

19 MAY, FRIDAY

15:00 Literary event with all participating authors in Telavi for local audience.

Venue: Telavi Historical Museum.