Swiss Program at the 7th Book Arsenal Festival in Kyiv

12.05.17
Swiss Program at the 7th Book Arsenal Festival in Kyiv

On May 17-21, the Art Arsenal will host the 7th Book Arsenal International Festival. This platform brings together literature and art, representing new products from more than 150 publishing houses. It hosts a Section of Illustrators and offers various programs by authors and topics, as well as special projects designed by the team of curators that includes independent young critics, art managers and well-known writers.

The Book Arsenal presents an expanded international program with more than 70 well-known writers, figures in literature and artists from the 23 countries, including the USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, France, Poland, Latvia, Czechia, Georgia, Belgium, Romania and elsewhere.
The Embassy of Switzerland will be present at the Swiss Stand and expose the 2015 IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities as well as the 2016 collection of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books.
You can also find below the Swiss program at the 7th Book Arsenal International Festival
Wednesday, May 17
18.00 _ 18.45
Café Europa stage
The official opening of the 7th Arsenal Book Festival.
Thursday, May 18
12.00 _ 12.45
Café Europa stage
Catherine Gfeller’s Kyiv Voices. Participants: Catherine Gfeller (Switzerland),
Andriy Kurkov, Iryna Tsilyk, Kateryna Babkina, Yevhenia Kononenko, Halyna Tkachuk.
Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine.
13.00 _ 13.45
Cinema Hall No1
Presentation of Words of Artists/Portraits of Artists, a video project by Catherine
Gfeller, with the participation of author. Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine.
Saturday, May 20
14.00 _ 14.45
Children Stage, Paper hall.
Interactive presentation of the book Yashko in German and in Ukrainian.
Participants: Olena Dvoritska, Oksana Kornitska, Tamara Nazarova, Anastasia Mashchuk.
Organized by: Charity Foundation Soroptimist International Kyiv supported by the Embassy of Switzterland in Ukraine.
16.00 _ 16.45
Ukrainian Visual Book hall
The Levels of Aesthetics. A consultation by Mirjam Fischer, member of The Most
Beautiful Swiss Books competition jury. Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland
in Ukraine.
19.00 _ 19.45
Café Europa stage
Absurd, Anarchy, Humor: Swiss Classics for All Ages. A discussion and presentation
of the Ukrainian version of Franz Hohler's Great Book: Stories for Children.
Participants: Franz Hohler (Switzerland), Nelia Vakhovska, Anatoliy Dnistrovyi.
Organized by Chorni Vivtsi, the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, with
the support of the PRO HELVETIA fund.
20.00 _ 21.00
Café Europa stage
2017 Best Book Design winners award ceremony. Organized by Arsenal Book Festival
and Goethe-Institut in Ukraine with the support of the Frankfurt Book Fair and
Buchkunst. President of the jury team: Mirjam Fischer, member of The Most Beautiful Swiss Books competition jury
Sunday, May 21
14.00 _ 14.45
Children workshops.
Presentation of Swiss nonfiction books for children.
Participants: Cédric Aeschlimann (Switzerland), Oksana Kornitska. Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine. Non-fiction marathon.
15.00 _ 15.45
Café Europa stage
A Poet and a Poet/Translator: Pedro Lenz and Serhiy Zhadan. Participants: Pedro
Lenz (Switzerland), Serhiy Zhadan. Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in
Ukraine, Vydavnytstvo 21.
16.00 _ 17.15
Children stage, Paper Hall.
Performance of the children theater laboratory „Koleso“ based on the „The Big Book“ by Franz Hohler. Participants: Franz Hohler (Switzerland), Nelia Vakhovska, actors of the theater laboratory „Koleso“. Organized by Chorni Vivtsi, Embassy of Switzerland to Ukraine.
17.00 _ 17.45
Café Europa stage
A Crisis of the Marginal Individual. A discussion/presentation of the Ukrainian
translation of Pedro Lenz's «I Am the Keeper». Participants: Pedro Lenz (Switzerland),
Yurko Prokhasko. Organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine,
Vydavnytstvo 21.
Festival location:
MYSTETSKYI ARSENAL (ART ARSENAL)
Kyiv, 10-12, Lavrska St.
Tel./fax: +380 44 288 52 25, www.artarsenal.in.ua 
https://www.facebook.com/Mystetskyi.Arsenal 
Location at the Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/uFGipJPEj3t
Fair opening hours
Wednesday, May 17: from 14.00 to 22.00
18 May, 19 May, 20 May, 21 May: from 10.00 to 20.00

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