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lviv-panorama83rd PEN International Congress, hosted by Ukraine PEN in partnership with Lviv City Council and the Project office of “Lviv – UNESCO City of Literature.

Date: 83rd PEN Congress Monday 18th – Thursday 21st September 2017 (with optional weekend activities).

Location: Lviv, Ukraine.pen ukraine

PEN International and Ukraine PEN are delighted to announce that the 83rd PEN International Congress will be held between 18th – 21st September. The Congress will take place in Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine. The city is known as a centre for art, literature, music and theatre with its old town on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Registration will open in the coming weeks. In the meantime, for questions related to registration please contact Ustym Mytsak lviv.pen.congress@gmail.com


Lviv City Council is a municipal body representing the interests of Lviv community and administrating local affairs on behalf thereof. Lviv City Council is considered to be among the most innovative and progressive authorities in Ukraine implementing brand-new technologies in the areas of administrative services and infrastructure development of the city. From 2013 till 2015 the office for culture of Lviv city council was active assistant in the applying process to UCCN program.

Project office of “Lviv – UNESCO City of Literature” is an organisation supporting and mediating local literary initiatives. It integrates contributors of Lviv cultural community and shapes up relationships between them. Office of “Lviv – City of Literature” also analyses situation in cultural area and consolidates international cooperation. Promotion of cultural events in the city is one of the priorities of the office.


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