We publish a list of special programs to be held this year within the festival. Each will include various topics and formats but will cover the focal theme of this year's Book Space – New Intimacy.
Our program will include more than 100 events, such as lectures, discussions, presentations, workshops, educational programs. We expect famous Ukrainian and foreign writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, and musicians.
The events will take place within 9 special programs. Among the thematic ones we are preparing, in particular, New Intimacy, dedicated to the focal theme (curator Yulia Laktionova); Tandems – about the coexistence and communication between creative people (curator Olena Yurchuk); un/known – about less known literatures for Ukrainians (curator Victoria Starykova); Library XXI – about reading the future and innovative formats (curators Stefana Tsebrenko and Yulia Laktionova).
Publishers who will take part in the book fair will present their books and ideas within the Publishers' program (curator Alla Rybitska). We develop a professional program for book specialists. The Educational program Books of the Future is also planned (curator Victoria Narizhna).
We will be happy to see children and teenagers in the audience of the Too Close Children's program (curator Stefana Tsebrenko). And all visitors – regardless of age – in the audience of the musical program (curator Anna Stavychenko).
«We have been discussing how to combine all the events that we are planning in thematic clusters and how to divide them according to the needs of the audience. We focused on 9 special programs, which, although they differ in topics and formats, will be equally interesting, exciting, innovative, and will form between all of us – participants, guests, organizers – a new intimacy that is so important to us and that we look forward», – says creative director of the festival Yulia Laktionova.