On Friday, September 28, 2018, at Lviv Regional Junior Library named after R. Ivanychuk (Rynok Sq. 9), the project of the Lviv literary map was presented within the framework of the implementation of the social and cultural project “Lviv Literary Map”, with the assistance of the tourism department of Lviv City Council.

Lviv is the first Ukrainian city which joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and earned the title of the City of Literature in December 2015. In such cities the norm is the existence of the map that would reflect the history of literary life, the topographical binding of characters from famous works, the infrastructure for writing (coffee shops, publishing houses, periodicals, bookshops, libraries, cemeteries, etc.).

The map was presented by Nataliya Yarka (Publishing and Printing Cluster), Bohdana Brylynska (Office “Lviv – UNESCO City of Literature”) and Halyna Lystvak (Ukrainian Academy of Printing).

The map is almost completed; its final version in Ukrainian and English will appear in print in the middle of October. It will be distributed free of charge at the Lviv Tourist Office and facilities related to the literary infrastructure.

The “heroes” of the first edition will be the press giant of the 1920s-1930s, Ivan Tyktor and a group of female writers, authors of the almanac “The First Wreath”, which appeared in Lviv in 1887 on the initiative of Nataliia Kobrynska and Olena Pchilka.

The project will be developed and spread, in the light of the literary history, there will be more and more new figures, theoretically belonging to various national, aesthetic and intellectual traditions, but the unique personality of the creator will inevitably remain in the focus.

Author: Andrii Pavlyshyn