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The Bold and the Baltic: Women’s Writing from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Sat 3 June 2017, 15:30 – 16:45 BST
At the moment the publishing industry’s attention is focused on the Baltic region as Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia have been selected as the market focus for the International London Book Fair in 2018. Although Baltic countries share a great deal of history, there are still significant enough differences among them to make their individual literary scenes unique and distinctive. This event brings together Baltic authors, translators, and literary critics to explore and showcase the female literary voices that have emerged from each of these countries since the breakdown of the Soviet Union. They’ll be asking: What are the idiosyncrasies and prevailing themes of women’s literary expression in each country? What do these female voices share? What does it mean to translate femininity? This event will take the form of a conversation interspersed with short readings of contemporary Baltic women’s poetry and prose.
This event has been kindly funded by the Lithuanian, Latvian, and Estonian embassies and cultural institutes.