is an international residential centre for writers and literary translators, located in Visby on Gotland, Sweden. BCWT is a working and meeting place for literary professionals. The Centre has eleven studios/rooms and is open all year round. The Centre welcomes applicants from all countries - but priority of residence is given to literary professionals from the countries of the Baltic Sea region and Scandinavia, i.e. Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden.
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Under the auspices of UNESCO

– The Double Core of Europe

Visby, March 25-27, 2014

Venue: The Almedalen Library, Hörsalen E22 & Foajén


Tuesday 25. 3

Evening, at 19.15
Opening ceremony
Key note: Dmitri Plax (Sweden) Triple espresso

Wednesday 26. 3

Morning session, at 10.00 – 12.00

’The question is,’ said Alice, ’whether you can make words mean so many different things?’ The manifold identity of literary translation
Chair: Janina Orlov (Sweden) Mudite Treimane (Latvia), Kazimiera Astratoviene (Lithuania), Jaana Nikula (Finland)

Afternoon session, at 14.00 – 17.00

Hanna Butyrchyk (Belarus) Double Identity within the Belarusian Context
Yulya Tsimafeyeva (Belarus) No Market, no Fame: Encouraging young Writers in modern Belarus


19.15 Key note: Sofi Oksanen (Finland): Swinging on the Iron Curtain

Thursday 27. 3

Morning session, at 10.00 – 12.00

Reading and opening words: Janina Orlov (15 min)

Double Identities in Childrens’ Literature
Chair: Tittamari Marttinen (Finland)

The Lithuanian Writer at a Crossroads
Liutauras Degesys (Lithuania)

Afternoon session at 14.00 -15.45

Double identities in the Baltic Region in the light of recent events in Crimea – a discussion!

Moderators: Janina Orlov and Stefan Ingvarsson

Arranged by
Baltic Writers’ Council & Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators
in cooperation with Almedal Library

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Baltic Writers Council, General Assembly
March 28-30 2014

At Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators Visby


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