時間Time：2019/10/6 (Sunday) 4:00pm-5:00pm
主持Moderator: Polly Ho
詩人Poet：Aušra Kaziliūnaitė (Lithuania)
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'spoems appeared in How the Earth Carries Us: New Lithuanian Poets (Lithuanian Culture Institute, 2017)andNew Baltic Poetry Anthology (Parthian Books, 2018). Hertexts 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 Vice Chair of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union and main program curator and coordinator of the literature festival and book fair Books’ Weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania.