On 25 – 28 May 2017 the 5th Academy of Literature and Art “Frankiana Country” was held at Ivan Franko Pedagogical University in Drohobych, attended by scientists from all over Ukraine.
The guests and participants of the event were welcomed by the Rector of the University, Professor Nadiya Skotna, Deputy Mayor of Drohobych Vasyl Kachmar, professor of the Ivan Franko Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Yevhen Nakhlik, and an Associate Professor of the Franko Institute of Ivan Franko National University in Lviv Vasyl Bydnyi.
The academy included the following events: the final regional contest of poetry reciters “Franco’s fire in the robe of words”, which was attended by students of secondary schools, vocational schools and colleges of Lviv region; Round table discussion “Myroslav Moroz and his “Annals of the life and work of Ivan Franko”; scientific seminar “Nahuyevychi readings – 2017. Ivan Franko within modern philology: natiosophic, cultural and methodological aspects”; a student scientific conference “Ivan Franko: inexhaustible atom.” The Academy attendants were also presented a book exhibition “Franko’s well.”
As a part of the Academy the Yuri Drohobych Regional Academic Music and Drama Theater staged the plays directed by Tetiana Ivaschenko “Mystery of life” and “Stolen Happiness” after the work of Ivan Franko (producer – Mykhailo Starytskyi Regional Academic Ukrainian Drama Theater in Khmelnitsky).
On May 28 there was a public memorial service and laying flowers to the monument of Ivan Franko in the poet’s native village of Nahuyevychi and in Drohobych, as well as to his grave at Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv.