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[04.09.2008] Poetry Days in Jurmala
Poetry Days 2008, calendar

September 4

 

6 p.m.        Hatched Egg / Readings of debut books’ authors / Ojārs Vācietis’ Memorial Museum, O.Vācieša Str.19, Riga / A.Mincenhofs, A.Ogriņš, S.Skujiņa

7 p.m.        Poet Is Talking! / Spīķeri, the Pink House / S.Moreino, U.Bērziņš, J.Rokpelnis

 

September 5

 

5 p.m.        Opening of books: R.Briedis Karaoke (Karaoke) and A.Manfelde Betona Svētnīcas (Concrete Sanctuaries) / Spīķeri, the Pink House

7 p.m.        Poet Is Talking! / Spīķeri, the Pink House / E.Raups

8.30 p.m.   As a Preface / Spīķeri, Dirty Deal Café / Dēlis Budēlis, Zh.Uallik and A.Egunovs

 

September 6

 

12 a.m.      Regional Verse-Tones / Readings by regional poets / Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Brīvības Str. 440, Riga

8 p.m.        MICROphone / The Great Poetry Marathon / Spīķeri, Dirty Deal Café / U.Bērziņš, Ē.Bērziņa, J.Rokpelnis, I.Ratinīka, I.Balode, A.Viguls, A.Mincenhofs, A.Aizpuriete, A.Auziņa, E.Raups, A.Ostups. Music by Margo.

 

September 7

 

2 p.m.        Poetry Contest / Readings by participants of the Literary Academy / Stadium of the Biķernieki Sports Centre, S.Eizenšteina Str.2, Gate No. 8 / Participants of Literary Academy (taught by J.Rokpelnis) and group Baobabs.

5 p.m.        A Mighty Fortress Is Our God / Readings of sacred poetry / *organized by Mateja Church / Mateja Church, Matīsa Str. 50b / S.E.Dimiters, R.Losāne, J.Rokpelnis, S.Kubile, A.Draguna, U.Bērziņš, L.Briedis, R.Štelmahere, V.Bisenieks, I.Miezīte, D.Meļķis, E.Līce, R.Briedis, A.Manfelde, K.Locika, K.Ezeriņš / *free microphone afterwards

5 p.m.        North-South / fs (Estonia), David Chikhladze and Shota Iatashvili (Georgia) / Andrejsala, Elektrocehs / fs (Estonia), D.Chikhladze and Sh. Iatashvili (Georgia), G.Godiņš and I.Gaile

8 p.m.        Poet Is Talking! / Spīķeri, the Pink House / I.Balode, I.Gaile, I.Ābele, L.Langa

 

September 8

 

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.      Lecture and workshop of haiku writing led by the founder and prezident of World Haiku Association and poet Ban’ya Natsuishi (Japan) / Spīķeri, Dirty Deal Café / Ban’ya Natsuishi and L.Briedis / *participants are asked to sign up via e-mail rakstnieki@apollo.lv till September 7.

6 p.m.        Opening of the book by Eduards Aivars – Sāras mīlestība (Love of Sarah) / Memorial Museum of Jānis Akuraters, O.Vācieša Str. 6a, Riga / E.Aivars, J.Elsbergs, O.Silabriedis, I.Rupenheite, I.Parša

8 p.m.        Poetry Improvisation / Students’ Club, Raiņa Blvd. 23, Riga / Pēdējā pirmizrāde – improvisation theatre

 

September 9

 

12 a.m       Readings by poet Ban’ya Natsuishi (Japan) and Leons Briedis / Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Latvia, Visvalža Str. 4a, Riga

3 p.m.        Inflatio Poesis – presentation of the poetry CD / SEB bank Branch Ridzene, Vaļņu Str. 11, Riga

7 p.m.        Meeting with poet Ban’ya Natsuishi (Japan) and Leons Briedis / Centre for Nordic Studies, Latvian Academy of Culture, Tērbatas Str.28, Riga

9 p.m.        Cinemapoetry / Social evening, poetry with images / * organized by AB Kelvins / Spīķeri, The Pink House / I.Šlāpins, M.Pujāts and H.Matulis

 

September 10

 

3 p.m.        Ban’ya Natsuishi and opening of the book Balsis no mākoņiem (Voices from the Clouds) by Leons Briedis / The Museum of Foreign Art, Pils Square 3, Riga

6 p.m.        Poet is Talking! / Riga Latvian Society, Līgo zāle, Merķeļa Str. 13, Riga / I.Auziņš and K.Skujenieks

7 p.m.        Poetry as Performance / Bas Böttcher (Germany) un Laurence Vielle (Belgium) / Andrejsala, Elektrocehs / B.Böttcher, L.Vielle, A.Krivadeand G.Grīnberga

8 p.m.        Poetry Improvisation / Students’ Club, Raiņa Blvd. 23, Riga / Pēdējā pirmizrāde – improvisation theatre

 

September 11

 

3 p.m.        Me, created by myself / Memorial House of Rainis and Aspazija, Pliekšāna Str. 5/7, Majori, Jūrmala / M.Zālīte, J.Rokpelnis, A.Aizpuriete, A.Manfelde, U.Bērziņš

6 p.m.        Awarding ceremony of Poetry Days’ Prize / Esplanāde, near the monument of Rainis / Dance group Dejas anatomija, musical group Kopēja izteiksme, poets nominated for the Poetry Days’ Prize

8 p.m.        Poetry Improvisation / Students’ Club, Raiņa Blvd. 23, Riga / Pēdējā pirmizrāde – improvisation theatre

 

September 12

 

11 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.           Poetry in a Shoe Box / * organized by the Museum of Literature, Theatre and Music / Museum of Literature, Theatre and Music, Pils Square 2 / Ensembles Magonītes, Vecpilsētas dziedātāji, Ritumiņš, U.Fridrihsons,  J.Anmanis, M.Rungulis, K.Vērdiņš, U.Auseklis

6.30 p.m.   Poetry Meditation for Heart / Latvian and translated poetry within a musical framework / Museum of Kr.Barons, Kr.Barons Str. 3, Riga / I.Kurzemniece, B.Mennika, V.Svirskis, G.Gaile, I.Goldmane, S.Fogele

5 p.m.        Silver Ink-Pot / Awarding ceremony of the International Writers’ and Translators’ House and Ventspils City Council Prize for the residents of the House / Rātslaukums, Ventspils

7 p.m.        Poet Is Talking! / Spīķeri, Dirty Deal Café / A.Viguls, A.Mincenhofs, K.Vērdiņš, A.Ostups. Music by Woodpecker Project

 

September 13

 

12 a.m.      Journey with Poets / Dzegužkalns / *meeting point – final tram stop (tram No.5) Iļģuciems / A.Manfelde, I.Gaile, M.Salējs, I.Vītols, K.Vērdiņš, U.Bērziņš, A.Auziņa, R.Bargais and group Zirgu danči

5.30 p.m.   Poetry Days in Jāņaskola / Memorial museum of Emīls Dārziņš Jāņaskola, Jaunpiebalga

7 p.m.       The Language of the Creator / Classical poetry evening / Club Hamlets, Jāņa sēta 5, Riga / L.Langa, R.Briedis, A.Krivade, P.Draguns, J.Rokpelnis

9 p.m.        Poetic Discotheque / Songs, dances and poetry / Spīķeri, Dirty Deal Café

 

September 14

 

4 p.m.        Virtual Ziedonis / Presentation of the multimedia CD of I.Ziedonis / Riga Latvian Society, Līgo zāle, Merķeļa Str.13, Rīga

8 p.m.        Post Scriptum / Closing of Poetry days / Reading of Apollinaire’s  Poèmes à Lou / Spīķeri, Dirty Deal Café / Diana Furnjé (France), A.Kalnozols; music by DJ Arno

 

September 15

 

8 p.m.        50 poems or First Poetry Evening in the new library / Next to the building site of Latvian National Library / Inese Zandere’s birthday guests

 

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