Monday , January 18 2021

Writers’ voices over the barriers. The Prose Readings / Day festival begins



The voices of the writer and writer have always been able to reverberate over barriers and boundaries. This year, we especially value this freedom of voice and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the festival with them! – anniversary Reading prose Organizer writer Inga Žolude volunteers

Prose readings 2020 will be held in absentia: from 1 to 6 December it will be available live on the website www. prozaslasijumi.lv and partners Delfi cooperating with the festival and the online magazine Satori on the website www.satori.lv, some of the readings will be heard in the form of audio recordings in cooperation with Radio Latvijas, as well as on the official account of the Spotify festival, the texts of the Baltic authors will be published on the website www.prozaslasijumi.lv, as well as a cooperation partner CONTEXT viewers / readers / listeners will also be invited to participate in various interactive activities on the festival’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

So young and alive

The festival program offers a varied program of events. On December 1, the festival will open with a short film by Ināra Kolmane Prose readings 25. Check if you are ready for such a strong concentrate of nostalgia. All so young and … alive! Regīna Ezera reads her story by the Christmas tree, Normunds Naumanis with Guntis Berelis wraps another reader, Nora Iksten, in smoky hair. Paul Bankovsky – the newest Reading prose the soul, smiling with a sphinx’s smile, drinks tea from the novelty of the 90s – cups of “French glass”. Stop, stop the frame! Could you ever sit so close together ?! Ģirts Krūmiņš and Maija Apine act out scenes of naive mimes. Berel reads stories “inspired by Andris Skele’s speeches on TV.”

Ināra Kolmane’s short film is not a retrospective review of everyone Reading prose For 25 years it has been a detailed and dense similar to PL “serpentine of memory” from the very beginning. The film uses material from the director’s personal archive.

In 25 years, the festival has evolved from a short reading evening, commemorating the birthday of Andrejs Upītis (also immortalized in the Kolmane short film), into a prose festival of several days, during which Latvian writers and invited authors of different generations perform their various pieces or fragments.

Awkward topics

On December 2, there will be a discussion on “Freedom of expression – myths and reality” chaired by Lolita Tomsone, with Rihards Bargais, Inga Gaile, Haralds Matulis and Ieva Kolmane. On December 3, you will be able to watch a live broadcast of the competition Awkward topics winning reading. About one of the five awarded works – the story of Linda Curik Radio Kurzeme– says the spokesman of the jury, Arno Junga: “You want to read to the end, not edit and change the order of words. The story of Ilze Strazdy Tanks in the mother’s kitchen Ilmārs Šlāpins describes it as follows: “Ilze Strazda’s work touches upon the relationship between an adult son and mother, the inability to talk and understand, which many people struggle with every day – sometimes we can’t and don’t want to.” The work of August Brant was also awarded All the way to the blood, The Story of Iveta Pavziniuka Under a woodpecker on the side of the highway and Mārtiņš Pommera Zhang.

On December 4, there will be an evening of Baltic stories with authors from all Baltic countries in English. On December 5, future writers who took part in the literary camp will read their works Telephone. 18 future writers from the vocational training program read their works Literary Academy. In the evening at 22 readings Late evening party together with writers he organizes an internet journal Satori. Their works will be read by Andris Kuprišs, Anete Konste, Andris Kalnozols, Alise Redviņa.

With a grenade in hand

December 6, the closing day of the festival, will be A prose breakfast – Traditional Sunday morning readings. Inga Gaile, Viesturs Ķerus, Rudīte Kalpia, Arno Jundze, Andra Manfelde will read their works at breakfast. The event will be hosted by Toms Treibergs. Then there will be an online interview with the novel by Ukrainian writer Tamar Horih Zern The girl (diary, 2020) authors.

The action of the novel takes place in the spring and summer of 2014 in Donetsk. It is there that the protagonist loses her family, home, work, illusions and gathers together new fragments of life, finds a new meaning and a new foundation under her feet. In two years, the writer traveled hundreds of times to the front, leading the most needed Ukrainian soldiers. She also had a textbook in her pocket, knowing that if the separatists stopped, it would be easiest to get out of life and not be captured. He was motivated to write the book despite the stories that could not be told. Tamara Horih Zern’s debut novel is today called the best book about the Ukrainian-Russian war in Donbas. He received the most important Ukrainian literary award – the BBC Ukrainian Editorial Award Yearbook.

Inga Ābele, Rvīns Varde, Gundega Repše, Arvis Viguls will read their works during the festival’s closing and award ceremony.

The festival invites you to visit the memorial bench for writers Andras Neiburg and Paul Bankovskis, created by Mikēlis Mūrnieks and Henrik Elias Zēgners, to take a picture or film by reading a book by Neiburg, Bankovskis or another Latvian author and publish # in prose # Prose readings. The best photo for the author – surprise! Bench LLMC Project Together is located near Riga General Secondary School for them. Nataliji Draudziņy from Bruņinieku Street.

Association of Young Authors Quarantine will offer 1-6 to everyone. December became the author of the text, writing a short story on special posters placed in public places in libraries, bookstores, near Tallinn Street block, etc.




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