Festival of Hope 1 / 27 April 2020

Iryna Tsilyk reading

Iryna Tsilyk is Ukrainian filmmaker and writer. The author and director of several short fiction and documentary films, as well as the full-length documentary film “The Earth Is Blue As an Orange” which will have its world premiere at “Sundance Film Festival” in January 2020 and won “Best directing award” in World Documentary Competition at Sundance Film Festival!. Some of her poems and short stories have been translated into English, German, French, Polish, Lithuanian, Czech, Swedish, Romanian, Catalan languages, were presented at several international literary festivals and events, such as: the literary residence of LCB (Berlin, 2018), Prague Book Fair 2018, Poesiefestival Berlin 2017, Vienna Book Fair 2017, Leipzig Book Fair 2017, Frankfurt Book Fair 2016, Vilnius Book Fair 2016, The month of uthor's readings (Czech Republic, Slovakia 2016), Vilenica International literary festival (Slovenia 2008) and others.


Lviv International BookForum

Lviv International BookForum has taken place annually, since 1997, since 2001 with foreigners participating, since 2006 – as a full-scale International Literary Festival within the framework of Publishers’ Forum (Book Fair) in Lviv. It is Ukraine’s largest and the only literary festival, one of the biggest festivals in Central and Eastern Europe. The representatives from all over Ukraine and other countries are invited to participate – writers, poets, artists, cultural activists, scientists, journalists, translators, literary critics.

The Festival is organized by non-profit non-governmental organization Publishers’ Forum, which was founded in 1995. Its aim was to involve all interested people in the development of the Ukrainian Book Publishing, popularization of Ukrainian books and reading, increasing cultural and educational level of Ukrainians. The non-governmental organization deals with project implementations, organization, and arrangement of exhibitions, festivals, presentations, conferences, and other events to favor educational and cultural progress, including such spheres as literature, book publishing, and library.