About this Event
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").
This event is suitable for children aged 4-10 and will be entirely in Ukrainian language.
Registration is free and all materials will be provided.
About the Author
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.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Pearse Street Library, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland