11 May 2021

Book Space took part in the professional program of the Book Arsenal

Creative director of Book Space Yulia Laktionova became a participant in the professional program of the Book Arsenal Alteration: Festival to Festival. The event took place on May 5-7, 2021 in an online format.

Managers and curators of Ukrainian and international literary festivals and book fairs from 16 countries were invited to the event.

Among the speakers were representatives from Frankfurt, Bologna, Copenhagen, Vilnius, Krakow, and others.

Participants of the program exchanged experiences of holding literary and book events and discussed the creation of events in the new reality.

In particular, we talked about how literary festivals and fairs of different countries can cooperate and interact. Is it possible to achieve social impact and how to build relationships with audiences and communities in pandemic circumstances? How to organize hybrid event formats in consideration of social distancing, etc.

The event allowed participants to establish warm contacts with international institutions, festivals, and fairs.

"It was very nice to meet colleagues not only from all over Ukraine but also from around the world: to listen, to support, to share. To feel that, although we are all in a new reality, we have great baggage of experience behind us and a desire to change the future, passionate and inspired to fill this new reality with new meanings and create a new intimacy together", shares Yulia Laktionova.

The event was organized by the Book Arsenal and the Ukrainian Institute with the support of the European Union.

The X International Book Arsenal Festival is scheduled for June 23-27. The IV International Book Space Festival will take place on September 3-5.