THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER Prologue


20.00 „Literrarium“
  Poets and young actors performing in pairs: Dovydas Grajauskas and Jurgis Marčėnas, Indrė Valantinaitė and Judita Urnikytė, Dainius Dirgėla and Adelė Šuminskaitė, Linas Kontrimas and Šarūnas Gedvilas. Musical accompaniment by Darius Žvirblis and Mantvydas Pranulis.

Author of the idea and host: Aldona Vilutytė
Bar “Peronas”
Free entrance
Duration: 90 min

Aldona Vilutytė and her student actors have been organising poetry and acting events that they call “Literrarium” for several years already. The core idea of the event is that poets and actors working side by side present the poets’ art. This is the second year in a row that “Literrarium” has prepared a special performance for “Vilnius Pages”.
 

 

 

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER Opening of the Festival


15.00 OPEN LECTURE BY EMERITUS PROFESSOR JON COOK (University of East Anglia) “Contemporary British Literature”
  Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology, Krėvės Room (118) (“Domus Philologiae” building, 1st floor)

Free entrance
Duration: 90 min
18.30 OPENING OF EXHIBITIONS
  Exhibition of book dedications “Peep out of the Pages” authored by bouquiniste Jonas Valonis
Exhibition “Photographic Vilnius Pages”, authors: Dainius Dirgėla, Benediktas Januševičius and Vytautas Suslavičius

Arts Printing House. Foyer
Duration: 20 min

The exhibition of book dedications “Peep out of the Pages” is a glance at the past when it was common to write wishes in books given as gifts. Dedications reveal the subtleties of handwriting and ways of expression. They speak of turbulences in families and political tendencies. The exhibition features 45 books with dedications which may give you a chance to grasp at least a fraction of personal stories and history.
The exhibition “Photographic Vilnius Pages” is meant for you to see the Festival of 2016 and 2017 through the eyes of “Vilnius Pages” photographers: Dainius Dirgėla, Benediktas Januševičius and Vytautas Suslavičius.
19.00 EVENING WITH SIGITAS PARULSKIS (LITHUANIA)
  Writer Sigitas Parulskis in conversation with poet and journalist Mindaugas Nastaravičius

Arts Printing House, Black hall
Ticket distributor: „Tiketa“
Duration: 105 min

Poet, fiction writer, playwright and translator Sigitas Parulskis is known for his bold honesty and social criticism. With eight collections of poems, seven collections of essays, six novels, and frequently published texts in the media, he is one of the most productive contemporary Lithuanian writers. Mindaugas Nastaravičius, a sensitive and captivating “interrogator”, will try to shed light on the multifaceted personality of his interviewee.
21.00 FIESTA OF POETRY AND MUSIC
  Poets Greta Ambrazaitė, Gintaras Bleizgys, Marius Burokas, Kornelijus Platelis and musical band “CinAmono”
In conversation with poet and journalist Linas Kontrimas

Arts Printing House, Black hall
Free entrance
Duration: 90 min

Lithuanian poetry represented by poets of various generations and lyrically passionate music of “CinAmono” will immerse you in the vigour of word and music.

 

“Vilnius Pages” exhibitions in the Arts Printing House:

Exhibition of book dedications “Peep out of the Pages” authored by bouquiniste Jonas Valonis.
Photography exhibition “Festival Moments”, photos by Dainius Dirgėla and Vytautas Suslavičius.
The exhibitions will be open on 9–11 November.

 

 

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER


12.30 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: CREATIVE READINGS “CHILDREN’S LAND”
  Actor Eglė Driukaitė-Alesienė, illustrator Greta Alice

Centre for Civil Education (Presidential Palace, Totorių Str. 28, Vilnius)
Free entrance, recommended for 6 to 9 year children
Registration for the event: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +370 706 64 094
Duration: 60 min

“Children’s Land” is where books are brought to life and where you can get on an unexpected adventure. Join us!
13.30 NARRATIVE PERFORMANCE FOR ADULTS “I EMIGRATED ACCIDENTALLY”
  Narrator Milda Varnauskaitė

Arts Printing House, Pocket Hall
Free entrance, N-16
Duration: 60 min

Is it possible to stop those who are leaving? An answer is in a spicy and jolly story about those who leave and those who wait and expect them to return. Milda’s narrative performance “I Emigrated Accidentally” is a blend of stories from her personal life and of folk tales, which takes the audience on a journey where a dividing line between reality and fiction is totally blurred.
14.00 CHILLINGLY BEAUTIFULLY WHISTLING WINDS
  Writer Daiva Čepauskaitė and “Winds Theatre”

Theatre “Meno fortas” (Bernardinų 8/8, Vilnius)
Free entrance, family event
Duration: 60 min

Daiva Čepauskaitė’s chillingly beautiful poetry will turn into chillingly beautiful songs for the first time – fears can be recited as well as sung. Poet Daiva Čepauskaitė and “Winds Theatre” will cheerfully whistle into everyone’s ear at “Vilnius Pages” family event.
14.30 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: CREATIVE READINGS “CHILDREN’S LAND”
  Actor Sonata Visockaitė

Centre for Civil Education (Presidential Palace, Totorių Str. 28, Vilnius)
Free entrance, recommended for 10 to 12 year children
Registration for the event: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +370 706 64 094
Duration: 60 min

“Children’s Land” is where books are brought to life and where you can get on an unexpected adventure. Join us!
15.00 OTHER HORIZONS. INTERVIEW WITH ALAN LIGHTMAN (USA)
  Writer Alan Lightman in conversation with historian Aurimas Švedas

Arts Printing House, Black hall
Ticket distributor „Tiketa“
Duration: 105 min, Simultaneous translation into Lithuanian

What do we know about the world we live in? Various scientific theories nowadays can shatter a number of our beliefs. That is exactly the effect that Alan Lightman’s books have on readers. An already modern classic “Einstein's Dreams” is very popular among Lithuanian readers. Lithuania welcomed the translation of a collection of essays by Alan Lightman “The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew” earlier this year. The writer will be interviewed by cultural historian Dr Aurimas Švedas, Faculty of History, Vilnius University.
17.30 POETIC PERCUSSION PERFORMANCE NO 1: “FROM SECRET NOTES OF A GARDENER”
  Poet Gytis Norvilas and percussionist Arkady Gotesman

Arts Printing House, Pocket Hall
Free entrance
Duration: 60 min

“Poetry must be poignant, uncomfortable; it must annoy and unsettle the reader, the author, and even the language. It should comfort as well, it must console and cuddle; and it can comfort, I believe, only by taking away the last hope, in other words, by taking away illusions and phantoms which multiply suffering”, says poet Gytis Norvilas. In this event, Gytis Norvilas’ poetry will talk with the music of Arkady Gotesman, a percussion virtuoso.
19.00 EVENING WITH JOANNE HARRIS (GREAT BRITAIN)
  Writer Joanne Harris (Great Britain) in conversation with literary scientist Eglė Kačkutė-Hagan; participating actor Aldona Vilutytė

Arts Printing House, Black Hall
Ticket distributor: „Tiketa“
The event is organised in collaboration with the British Council and the Lithuanian Culture Institute
Duration: 105 min, Simultaneous translation into Lithuanian

One of the most colourful British writers, Joanne Harris, who came to fame with her book “Chocolat”, has authored 16 novels, two collections of stories and two collections of short stories. She has written three cookbooks and a series for teenagers, the Rune books. Having found music at the age of sixteen, the author still plays various musical instruments in a band. Joanne Harris will be interviewed by Eglė Kačkutė-Hagan, a researcher of modern literature.
21.00 FILM SHOWING: “CHOCOLAT”
  Directed by Lasse Hallström (UK, USA, 2000), based on “Chocolat” by Joanne Harris
Presented by film critic Lolita Bytautaitė

Arts Printing House, Black Hall
Free entrance
Duration: 120 min

 

“Vilnius Pages” exhibitions in the Arts Printing House:

Exhibition of book dedications “Peep out of the Pages” authored by bouquiniste Jonas Valonis.
Photography exhibition “Festival Moments”, photos by Dainius Dirgėla and Vytautas Suslavičius.
The exhibitions will be open on 9–11 November.

 

 

 

SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER


12.00 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: CREATIVE READINGS “CHILDREN’S LAND”
  Judita Zareckaitė and teachers engaged in the programme “I Choose to Teach”

Arts Printing House, Pocket Hall
Free entrance, recommended for 10 to 12 year children
Duration: 60 min

“Children’s Land” is where books are brought to life and where you can get on an unexpected adventure. Join us!
12.30 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: CREATIVE READINGS “CHILDREN’S LAND”
  Actor Airida Gintautaitė, illustrator Greta Alice

Centre for Civil Education (Presidential Palace, Totorių Str. 28, Vilnius)
Free entrance, recommended for 7 to 10 year children
Registration for the event: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +370 706 64 094
Duration: 60 min

“Children’s Land” is where books are brought to life and where you can get on an unexpected adventure. Join us!
13.30 RUSTLES. BLUES FOR TWO
  Writer Sara Poisson, percussionist Gediminas Laurinavičius

Arts Printing House, Pocket Hall
Free entrance
Duration: 60 min

Sara Poisson is one of the most mysterious Lithuanian authors. She likes to walk by herself, act anonymously, and visit territories not yet marked by other authors. She brings from darkness quite a few uncomfortable things that unexpectedly light up. She sees this joint project with percussion virtuoso Gediminas Laurinavičius as an attempt to leave her anonymity zone.
14.30 NARRATIVE PERFORMANCE FOR CHILDREN “BEYOND THE SEVEN SEAS”
  Narrator Milda Varnauskaitė

Centre for Civil Education (Presidential Palace, Totorių Str. 28, Vilnius)
Free entrance, recommended for 6 to 10 year children
Registration for the event: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +370 706 64 094
Duration: 60 min

This is a narrative performance for children about an imaginary trip beyond the seven seas and encounters with inhabitants of remote lands: African talking frogs, Japanese foxes with nine tails, fish kings in the island of Borneo, and Lithuanian giants.
15.00 NEW NAMES. INTERVIEW WITH HELEN OYEYEMI (UNITED KINGDOM)
  Writer Helen Oyeyemi in conversation with literary critic Jūratė Čerškutė

Arts Printing House, Pocket Hall
Ticket distributor: „Tiketa“
The event is organised in collaboration with the British Council and the Lithuanian Culture Institute
Duration: 105 min, Simultaneous translation into Lithuanian

What is it that we call human beauty? What is it that we call evil, and how does it manifest itself in the modern world? How does global migration impact our world? How are these issues addressed in literature? These are only a few of the questions that will inevitably be asked in a discussion with Britain’s rapidly rising literary star, Helen Oyeyemi, who will be interviewed by Jūratė Čerškutė, a literary critic and book reviewer.
17.30 FAR AND NEAR. INTERVIEW WITH GHAYATH ALMADHOUN (PALESTINE, SYRIA, SWEDEN)
  Poet Ghayath Almadhoun in conversation with journalist Donatas Puslys (in English, no interpretation available)

Arts Printing House, Pocket Hall
Free entrance
The event is organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden and the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania
Duration: 60 min

Ghayath Almadhoun is a Palestinian poet born in Damascus, living in Sweden whose poetry is permeated with painful experiences of war, migration and love of this land. He raises questions about mutual understanding between Europe and the rest of the world. He will talk with journalist Donatas Puslys about, but not only, poetry.
19.00 EVENING WITH POET ANTANAS A. JONYNAS (LITHUANIA)
  Poet Antanas A. Jonynas in conversation with writer Rolandas Rastauskas

Arts Printing House, Black Hall
Ticket distributor: „Tiketa“
Duration: 105 min

Antanas A. Jonynas represents urban culture, speaks of love and autumn, is sometimes called “the last lyric poet” and characterised as the most musical Lithuanian poet. He has been granted a number of awards for his literary effort, the Lithuanian National Literature and Art Prize among them. Antanas A. Jonynas will be joined on the stage by his artistic colleague Rolandas Rastauskas, winner of the Lithuanian National Literature and Art Prize.

 

“Vilnius Pages” exhibitions in the Arts Printing House:

Exhibition of book dedications “Peep out of the Pages” authored by bouquiniste Jonas Valonis.
Photography exhibition “Festival Moments”, photos by Dainius Dirgėla and Vytautas Suslavičius.
The exhibitions will be open on 9–11 November.

 

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