Opening of the 10th Bruno Schultz International Festival in Drohobych

On July 12, the 10th Bruno Schulz International Festival opened in Drohobych, organized by the Polonist Scientific and Information Center named after Ihor Meniok at Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University and Bruno Schultz Museum and Festival Charitable Foundation in Drohobych. The anniversary festival is timed to the 130th anniversary of the artist’s birth and the 80th anniversary of his death. Due to the russian aggression, this year’s festival events are divided into two parts – Lublin and Drohobytch. The Lublin part ended on July 10. The inauguration of the event took place at the Lviv Academic Regional Music and Drama Theater named after Yuriy Drohobych. The moderator of the event was the head of the Polonist Scientific and Information Center named after Ihor Meniok and Bruno Schultz Museum and Festival Charitable Foundation associate professor Vira Meniok.

The rector of Drogobytch University, Professor Valentina Bodak, addressed the participants and guests of the festival with a welcoming speech and thanked the Polish people for the victorious support of Ukraine during the war with the russian federation. As the head of the university noted, the war for Ukrainian identity is currently ongoing, therefore Schulzfest is the voice of Ukraine, a demonstration of our cultural weapon. Culture accumulates meanings about who we are, who we were, and who we will be in the future. Drohobych lives today and the festival is a part of that life.

And this time X International Bruno Schultz Festival is designed not only to popularize the writer’s work, but also to create a free space for the meeting and dialogue of artists from all over the world. During the six days of the festival, many interesting events are planned, in particular: meetings with Serhiy Zhadan, Andrzej Stasyuk, Yuriy Andrukhovych, Taras Prokhaska, Andriy Lyubka, Alla Tatarenko, Andriy Pavlyshyn and many other interesting personalities, reading series “Bruno Schultz: Horror and Imagination” and “Ukraine of poems /poems in shelters”, musical projects and concerts, plays and performances, art exhibitions and literary meetings. “The cultural front must continue,” the organizers emphasize – Schulzfest must continue and develop. Together we will prove: we have not given up and we will not give up under any circumstances!”