FESTIVALS

Despite all the hardships in the book publishing and bookselling industry, the literature in Belarus is flourishing. The constraints imposed by the government seem to inspire underground writers and poets to create new works and push boundaries. Festivals of poetry and books are popular with Belarusians. Two main poetry festivals in Minsk are: The annual Michaś Stralcoŭ International and . Another popular festival is the Month of European Literature (Polish, German, Swedish and so on), featuring the Belarusian translations of European literary works