Oct 06 > Kubrick Poetry • October • Who can stop you from writing what you want?
06 Oct 2019
Kubrick Poetry • October • Who can stop you from writing what you want?
Date 2019.10.06 (Sunday)
Venue Broadway Cinematheque 1/F
Host Polly Ho
Speakers Aušra Kaziliūnaitė
Lithuania is a country located in the Southeastern shores of the Baltic sea. We know little of this country, the food and the culture scene there. What will it to be like in Lithuania? Can people embrace freedom of expression? We have the first and young poet from Lithuania, Aušra Kaziliūnaitė, who is going to read with us her poem addressing freedom and personal issue.
Aušra Kaziliūnaitė (poet, writer, performance artist, journalist; Lithuania) is an author of four books of poetry. Last year her selected poems, The Moon is a Pill (Parthian Books, 2018) was published in English. The book was listed among the five best works of Baltic literature recently translated into English by literature expert Jayde Will. Several of Kaziliūnaitė's poems appeared in How the Earth Carries Us: New Lithuanian Poets (Lithuanian Culture Institute, 2017) and New Baltic Poetry Anthology (Parthian Books, 2018). Her texts have been translated into many other languages as well. Aušra Kaziliūnaitė has received numerous Lithuanian national awards including the Young Artist Prize from the Ministry of Culture (2016). She was invited to the International Writing Program 2018 (IWP) in the USA and participated courtsey of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Aušra is the Deputy Chair of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union and main program curator and coordinator of the literature festival and book fair Books’ Weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania.