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Stories for Children from Ukraine
Stories for Children from Ukraine
October 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm IST
Victoria Amelina will entertain Ukrainian kids and their parents with funny stories from a writer’s life and teach the children to draw the characters from her latest book, Ten Ways for an Excavator to Save the World (“Ееесторії екскаватора Еки”). PLEASE NOTE: This event is in Ukrainian.
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Victoria Amelina, writer
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Victoria Amelina will entertain Ukrainian kids and their parents with funny stories from a writer’s life and teach the children to draw the characters from her latest book, Ten Ways for an Excavator to Save the World (“Ееесторії екскаватора Еки”). Suitable for children aged 4-10 years.
This event is supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.
In November 2020 Irish PEN was relaunched as Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann. This followed the amalgamation of the original organisation and the Freedom to Write Campaign.
The aims of Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann are:
- to promote literature in and about Ireland both nationally and internationally
- to defend worldwide the right of writers to responsible freedom of expression as defined in the PEN Charter
- to foster international understanding through the appreciation of literature
Visit www.irishpen.com for more info and to become a member.
Dublin UNESCO City of Literature
Dublin is the fourth UNESCO City of Literature, one of 39 UNESCO Cities of Literature worldwide.
With four Nobel prize winners (Yeats, Beckett, Shaw and Heaney), a brace of universities of global distinction in Trinity and UCD, over half a dozen books festivals, the internationally prestigious Dublin Literary Award and a world class new city library in the planning, it is without doubt that Ireland’s capital has literature in its blood.
The Literature designation is one of seven designations within the Creative Cities Network.
The Office is advised by a Management Group 2021 and a wider Steering Group and is part of Dublin City Libraries. The work of the office is guided by a Strategic Plan 2020-2022
Victoria Amelina is a Ukrainian novelist, essayist, and human rights activist based in Kyiv. She is a winner of the Joseph Conrad Literature Prize for her prose works, including the novels Dom’s Dream Kingdom and Fall Syndrome, and a finalist of the European Union Prize for Literature. She is a founder of the New York Literature Festival, which takes place in a small town called New York in the Donetsk region. Due to the full-scale Russian invasion of 2022, instead of the festival, the team launched the “Fight Them with Poetry” initiative to help supply the Ukrainian Army units defending the region.
Since 2022 Victoria Amelina has been collaborating with Ukrainian teams to document Russian war crimes and advocate for accountability for the international crimes committed by the Russian Federation and its troops on the territory of Ukraine and other countries. She is now working on a non-fiction project: War and Justice Diary: Looking at Women Looking at War.
Her prose, poems, and essays have been translated into many languages, including English, Polish, Italian, German, Croatian, Dutch, Chezh, and Hungarian. She teaches a special Creative Writing course, Crafting the Future, at the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa.