20TH DRUSKININKAI POETIC FALL AND THE 5TH WORLD HAIKU
ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 2009
The International Literary Festival Druskininkai
Poetic Fall (Poetinis Druskininkų ruduo) takes place in
Druskininkai and Vilnius at the beginning of October every year. The
event consists of discussions, poetry readings, and poetry contests.
The aim of the festival is to present Lithuanian poetry to
international audience and to present poetry written in other languages
to Lithuanian audience, to establish international links between
authors, readers and publishers. The 20th DPF festival of 2009 will be
held with the 5th World Haiku Association Conference and will be
devoted to the short forms in poetry. We plan to invite around 20 haiku
poets from Japan, 30 from other countries and 50 from Lithuania. We are
going to publish our annual anthology of the festival and the
Lithuanian Haiku Anthology to the event. We plan to organize
traditional WHA Haiku contests and traditional anonymous DPF contests
September 30, Wednesday
Arrival of participants. Accommodation at the Congress Hotel.
19.00. Welcome dinner.
October 1, Thursday
10.00. Guided sightseeing tour in Vilnius.
15.00. The 5th World Haiku Association Conference. Lithuanian Writers
Union. K. Sirvydo 6.
18.00. Haiku readings.
October 2, Friday
9.00 Departure to Druskininkai.
11.00 Registration of participants. Druskininkai, Centre Dainava,
Maironio St. 16.
13.00 Lessons in creative writing at Atgimimo and Ryto High Schools
13.30 Opening of the festival. Discussion: Short forms in Eastern and
Western poetry. Dainava, Main Hall.
16.00 Coffee break.
16.30 Haiku readings. Dainava, Main Hall.
19.00 Haiku readings. Dainava, Main Hall.
21.30 Night of one poem. Café Širdelė.
October 3, Saturday
9.00 10.00 Breakfast.
11.00 Haiku readings on Liškiava Castle Hill.
14.00 Presentation of DPF anthology, of the Lithuanian haiku anthology
and other poetry books. Dainava Main
Hall. Mini Book Fair in the Dainava Library.
16.00 Chamber readings by Lithuanian poets. Centre Dainava Small Hall.
19.00 Final poetry evening. Presentation of the Jotvingiai Prize and
other prizes. Centre Dainava,
21.00 Poetry night: competitions and performances. Centre Dainava restaurant.
October 4, Sunday
10.00 Departure to Vilnius.
15.00 Free time in Vilnius.
17.00 Readings by DPF guests and winners of prizes. St. Catherines
Church. Vilnius St. 30.
20.00 Dinner. Closing of the Festival.
October 5. Monday
Departure of participants.
17.00 After-festival poetry readings in Užupis Café. Republic of Užupis.