The Third Awakening and Journalism

February 19 at 13.00 at Lizuma Secondary School and at 17.00 Gulbene district library will have a meeting with writer and journalist Aivars Kļavas and poet, cooler, translator Guntars Godiņš.

The meeting will be a continuation of the project "Windy Day", in the framework of which we have met Daina Ivana and Madara Dischler so far, listening to the stories of their memories about the People's Front, barricades and the Baltic Way. During the meeting with Aivars Kļavas and Guntars Godiņš, we will try to get behind the scenes of the Third Awakening, journalism and related events.

Writer and journalist Aivars Kļavis, former editor of the magazine "Avots". This magazine was one of the most influential publications of the Awakening. "Avots" is a clear testament to how complicated and controversial the time was more than 30 years ago, when the restoration of Latvia's independence seemed like a distant illusion.

Guntars Godiņš is currently a well-known poet, translator and translator, belongs to the so-called generation of Klāvs Elsbergs, who treated harshly and ironically the Soviet double morality, creating a new value system and differing from previous generations of poets. In 1988, he actively participated in writing a project on the need to establish the Latvian People's Democratic Front, which would lead the entire nation's movement for the right of self-determination. From 1987 to 1992 he was one of the editors of the magazine "Avots".

When visiting the library, from February 17, be sure to see the exhibition "Magazines and Periodicals 1985-1991" formed by the Local History Department of the Gulbene Regional Library. Until February 15, the exhibition “Baltic Freedom Road” will be on display at the Gulbene Regional Library. The exhibition has left the Latvian National Museum of History. It reflects the path to solidarity between Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians, which today is called the mark of recognition of the Baltic States abroad, as well as the path to the restoration of Latvia's independence.

The project "Windy Day" is implemented with the support of the target program of the State Cultural Capital Fund "Latvia - 100".

Information prepared by:
Liene Baranovska,
Gulbene district libraries
public relations specialist