After primary school in Bettemburg and graduating from the Lycée Hubert Clement in Esch/Alzette in 1975, Pit Hoerold studied art. He is a freelance advertising specialist, publisher and musician. As such, he wrote the portrait Cool Feet, déi populärste Lëtzebuerger Rockbänd vun allen Zäiten (2003). He also wrote the booklet on the spelling of the Luxembourgish language Yuppiii, mir léiere lëtzebuergesch schreiwen (1992). He has published articles in Lëtzebuerger Almanach '87, Les Cahiers luxembourgeois and Eis Sprooch (AL Association).
Pit Hoerold has also published poetry in German. In 2019, the poetry collection in die augen, in die ferne, still ins ohr was published with texts in German, French and Luxembourgish.
In the play En zweete Fabesch Fränz, Pit Hoerold combines his love of theatre and cycling with reflections on national pride.
In addition, Pit Hoerold wrote children's literature in Luxembourgish, poems, the play Haut as Päiffeneijooschdag, and the story D'Tip an den Top. Pit Hoerold wrote the dialogue for eight songs on the LP de Billy geet op d'Rees. In 2010, the CD Glücksritter was released with a selection of poems recited by the author in German and Luxembourgish. Pit Hoerold is one of the initiators of the Prix Laurence youth writing competition.
Vesna Andonovic studied culture and communication at Nancy II University and then specialised in film history at the “Institut européen du cinéma et de l'audiovisuel” of Nancy II University.
Vesna Andonovic began her professional career as a teaching assistant at the “Lycée technique du Centre”, then founded a communication agency. Since 2005, Vesna Andonovic is working as a cultural journalist and writes reviews, critiques, glosses, reportages, editorials or interviews mainly in the fields of film, theatre, music, literature, society and culture.
Vesna Andonovic is also involved in the film industry. She has been a member of the jury of the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis since 2012 and is currently a member of the Film Academy, which determines the annual film prize in Luxembourg. She is also a member of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication.
In 2013, Vesna Andonovic published her first short story as an author under the title “Zëmmer Nummer fënnef”.
Christine Mandy est née le 12 octobre 1994 à Luxembourg. Parallèlement à ses études de germanistique et de philosophie à Trèves, elle a acquis de l’expérience professionnelle dans le domaine du journalisme culturel et en tant que correctrice pour le service des éditions Peter Lang. En outre, elle a rédigé des critiques littéraires pour la radio et les médias imprimés et elle a animé différents évènements littéraires. Elle était lectrice et rédactrice auprès des éditions Guy Binsfeld et de l’agence de communication Binsfeld et travaille aujourd’hui comme correctrice au service de l’administration parlementaire.
Jérôme Jaminet, born in 1979, lives in Luxembourg as a teacher, literary mediator and literary critic. He studied philosophy and German literature at the University of Trier. From 2014 to 2017, he directed the weekly literature programme "Book Look" on radio "Eldoradio". From 2018 to 2020, he was responsible for the literature section "LesBar" in the newspaper "Lëtzebuerger Journal". As a freelance literary critic, he works for SWR2, Spiegel Online, MDR Kultur and the Berliner Tagesspiegel, among others. In 2003 he published "Gedankenstille", a collection of his texts written between 1995 and 2002.
Christiane Kremer is a journalist and responsible for culture at RTL. As an author, she writes cabaret texts, plays, short stories and children's books. For the children's book "So mol, Lobo!" (with Vincent Biwer) she was awarded with the Luxembourg Book Prize in 2019. She co-founded the publishing house "Kremart Edition" in 2013. Her debut novel "De Bicherbus" was published in 2020.
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José António Soares da Silva is a Master of Arts in Modern Languages and Literature, Portuguese and English Studies. He teaches the English language at the Secondary school of Vsésalpaços and is also a writer. He has eight works published so far, from local history to poetry, some of which were published by Valpaços Town Council.
Laureato in Ingegneria all'Università degli Studi di Trieste.
Insegnante presso l'Istituto Tecnico Industriale "J.F.Kennedy" di Pordenone.
Libero Professionista con Studio in Codroipo.
Vice-Presidente del Caffè Letterario Codroipese
Dopo le scuole d’obbligo, ho conseguito il diploma Magistrale all’Istituto Caterina Percoto di Udine.
Successivamente, mi sono specializzata nell’insegnamento per bambini con difficoltà di apprendimento.
Ho poi cambiato “mestiere” e mi sono dedicata al settore commerciale dove ho operato per il resto della mia vita lavorativa fino al raggiungimento della dolce pensione.
Ora faccio parte del Direttivo del Caffè Letterario Codroipese con cui collaboro attivamente.
Titolo di studio Perito Industriale
Curricola Esperienze lavorative con mansioni di attività Commerciali dal 1991
Titolare di Scuola Guida per patenti di categoria superiori
Commissario e selettore di oltre 500 autisti di autobus per la ATAP di Pordenone
Attualmente Consulente per la Circolazione dei mezzi di trasporto.
Diplomata Istituto Magistrale “Educandato Uccellis” di Udine.
Insegnante presso Suola a Tempo Pieno di Flaibano.
Presidente del Caffè Letterario Codroipese.
Sandra Bernotaite (born in 1975) is a Lithuanian writer and mentor with a master’s degree in theater studies. Her blog on creative writing is www.grafomanija.lt. In 2020 she has established a cultural portal www.magazinas.lt. She is the author of four prose books, her recent novel Akys chimeros was published in 2021. Currently she works on her new novel, collaborates in various theater productions, and offers mentorship to other writers. Having spent ten years in Australia, she’s back in Lithuania, now residing in Kaunas.
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Neringa Butnoriute is a literary critic, reviewer, and lecturer. She studied Lithuanian language and literature at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, in 2019 she earned her PhD thesis (focused on the expression of iconicity in the modern Lithuanian poetry). Since 2011 her book reviews and articles on contemporary Lithuanian literature have been published in the Lithuanian literary magazines. As an expert she also contributes to the international literature festivals and annual book’s rankings in Lithuania.
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Laurynas Katkus (born in 1972) is a Lithuanian writer and translator. He studied Lithuanian and Comparative literature in Vilnius, Norwich, Leipzig, and Berlin, and holds a PhD in literary studies. He published three books of poetry, several essays, and the novel Judantys šeš?liai (Moving shadows, 2012). In 2014, he edited an anthology of contemporary Lithuanian short stories Troleibuso istorijos (Trolleybus stories). Katkus' works have been translated into more than ten languages. Since 2021 he is art director of international writers’ and books festival Kaunas Literature Week.
Austeja Pociute is a 19-year-old member of the youth initiative PUOTA. She is actively involved in “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” organization and is running several artistic projects. Spoken word initiative PUOTA aims to take out the culture of it’s set places by installing audio tracks of poetry in the unusual locations such as public transport. Aust?ja is also a frequent guest at slam poetry readings, is ambassador of National Drama theatre youth program, and curator of multidisciplinary exposition space "Daugiau Tempo".
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Vijole Visomirskyte (born in 1973) lives in Kaunas. Since 2001 she works as a teacher and researcher at the Department of Lithuanian Studies at Vytautas Magnus University, teaching creative writing, textual analysis, literature and publicist writing, literary sociology, and narratology. Being a member of VMU Academic Theatre of Movement (2008 – 2012) she participated as a dancer-performer in several national and international festivals and dance projects in non- traditional spaces and formats. At present she works on the translation of the texts of Jenny Kagan’s art installation Out of Darkness, which will be presented in the art programme “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022”.
Isabel Ricardo is a teacher of Portuguese and French in “Agrupamento de Escolas de Valpaços” school. She was born in France where she studied until she got in the “Paris IV Sorbonne” university, In 1991 she got her diploma (DEUG- Diplôme d’Études Universitaires Générales) in Languages and foreign civilisations, namely in Portuguese. Then, she came to Portugal where she took a degree as a teacher of Portuguese and French in the “Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro”university in 1997. In 2012 she took a postgraduate degree in Science of Education, with an expertise in Communication and Educational Technology.