MEETING WITH LITHUANINA POET TOMAS VENCLOVA
On May 29, at 19:30, at Ilia State University Book House “Ligamus,” readers will meet with Tomas Venclova. At the meeting, Mr. Venclova will answer questions from readers, with the meeting being moderated by the Rector of the University, Prof. Giga Zedania. After the meeting, Thomas Ventslova will be awarded the honorary title "The Honorable Doctor of Ilia State University.
Regarding Tomas Venclova
Thomas Ventslova is Lithuanian poet, writer, scientist, philologist and translator. He participated in the dissident movements of Lithuania and the Soviet Union. He was one of the members of five founders of Helsinki. In 1977, he was forced to emigrate. In 1980, Mr. Ventslova taught Russian and Polish literature at Yale University. At present, he is a professor emeritus at the same university. He also translated the works by Baudelaire, Eliot, Mandelstam and others into the Lithuanian language.
Thomas Ventslova has received a number of international awards, including Lithuanian National Award, Petrarca-Preis, and Vilenica International Literary Prize. He is an author of about 60 books translated in different languages.
Thomas Ventslova’s full biography is available here.
Language: English/Georgian, with synchronic interpretation being provided.
Date and time: 29 May, 19:30
Venue: ISU Book House “Ligamus” (Ilia Chavchavadze Ave., #32),
All are welcome to attend the event.