We are pleased to announce our first international art workshop “Across the Borders” which will held from October 28th to October 30th 2015as part ofTirana’s International Literature Festival II,“Literature in Transit”.
Twelve young artists from Albania and Serbia are invited to participate in this workshop. “Across the borders” will bea way to highlight the dialogue between the countries, between cultures, between Albania and Serbia in this case, through art-communication. It aims to promote a new common vision, historical, political and cultural, in the new European reality through art and art perception.
This diverse- groupworkshop provides the chance of challenge to communicate the intentions clearly, to brainstorm new ideas, as much as to build culture bridges, future collaborations between two countries. It offers an unique experience for young writers and photographers to communicate, exchange their experience and ideas through a multidisciplinary approach,through employment of other disciplines as references and illustration, such as film, painting, music, sculpture, science, except poetry and photography. So the participants will meet virtually in between the disciplines, to develop the creative ideas through different media and processes and to explore all that fine arts have to offer.
On the other side, employment of the other disciplines that are mostly based on the senses perception (film, music, painting, sculpting, for example) makes easier the communication among the participants of the workshop, who belong to two different nationalities and two different languages, both different from English -which will be the language of the workshop.
We wish to acknowledge support for this workshop from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation - Tirana Office.
The workshop will be directed by Luljeta LLESHANAKU.
“Across the Borders”: Three Day Young Writers’& Photographers’ Workshop
- October, 28, 29 & 30, 2015 -
Her published books include The Sleepwalker's Eyes, 1992; Fresco (New Directions, USA, 2002); Antipastorale (LietoColle, Italy 2006); Haywire: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, London, 2011), Child of nature (New Directions, USA, 2010), Kinder der Natur (Edition Korrespondenzen, Austria, 2010), Dziecinatury (Stowo/Terytoria Obraz, Poland, 2011), Lundo en sepTago (Esperanto, Poland, 2013),Ponedjeljak u sedamdana (Versopolisedicija, Zagreb, 2015).
She is the winner of the international award "Crystal Vilenice 2009", "Silver Pen 2000" award, "Author of the Year" award from the Book Fair of Tirana, 2013, "Kult 2013" award and the winner of the Book Fair of Prishtina, 2013.
She was a finalist for the "The Corneliu M Popescu Prize 2013" award in the UK.Her collection Child of Nature was a finalist for the 2011 Best Translated Book Award in the USA. With her Polish publication, she was nominated for the international award “The European Poet of Freedom”, in Gdansk, Poland, on 2012.
Luljeta Lleshanaku was born in Elbasan, Albania. She is among the first generation of poets to emerge out of the cultural wasteland of enforced socialist realism in the arts, reinventing Albanian poetry almost entirely from scratch.
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