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26th Lviv Book Forum and 14th Internat’l Literature Festival
September 18, 2019 - September 22, 2019
The aim of the Festival: the development of literature, art and cultural traditions of peoples of different countries, creating the best conditions for full dialogue Ukrainian and foreign literature, to promote the overcoming of isolation of Ukrainian literature from European and global cultural processes propaganda achievements of the Ukrainian literature in Ukraine and abroad, represent the Ukrainian public brightest authors to determine the main directions and trends of the world literary process, encouragement of Ukrainian literary life events at the intersection of literature and other forms of art, spontaneous art experiments, exchange of experiences of participants of the Festival, establishing creative contacts, contracts for the publication of his works. Our goal is to provide an expansive and inclusive literary milieu in Eastern Europe; a uniquely welcoming setting in which both writers and lovers of literature from around the globe may gather and discuss their mutual interest in worthy verse and prose.
The participants: the most brilliant representatives of their national literature were invited to participate – writers, poets, artists, cultural activists, scientists, journalists, translators, literary critics from all over Ukraine and other countries. The total number of festival participants was 600 authors from Ukraine and 58 other countries.
During the years it has held over 1500 events. Each year determined the main theme of the festival, which is focal for discussion during the discussions, meetings, and round tables. This year the main theme is Beyond these Borders, a Threshold.