Translations of Latvian fiction to be published in the UK
19th–22nd September, Riga is welcoming British publishers. During the visit, eight representatives of British publishing companies will be learning more about the Latvian literature and publishing industry, meeting local publishers to discuss opportunities for publishing works of Latvian authors in the UK, and visiting the Jelgava printing house.
Latvian and British poets translate each other's works
11th – 17th September, Riga is hosting now the third international poetry translation workshop where nine poets will come together from Latvia and Great Britain to translate each other's poems.
The sketch design of Latvia's upcoming Museum of Contemporary Art has been finished
The sketch design of Latvia's upcoming Museum of Contemporary Art has been finished, with construction to be concluded in 2021.
August 23 – the Baltic Centenary Way videoproject launch at dawn
On August 23, the sound of drums by the National Library of Latvia will wake Rīga up at dawn 06:07 a.m, signalling the launch of the videoproject, Baltic Centenary Way.
Latvian riders to compete at Simple Summer Session in Riga revealed
On August 26th the world renowned extreme sports festival Simple Session will for the first time ever put on a massive BMX contest in the heart of Riga, Latvia. The event is dedicated to the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and to the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia.
The publishing house Janis Roze Publishers has released a book „Latvian Fairy Tales”
The publishing house Janis Roze Publishers has released a book „Latvian Fairy Tales” dedicated to Latvia's Centenery. This book is a collection of typical, popular and widely known Latvian fairy tales.