The main literary event of the South-Eastern Ukraine attracts publishers, writers, artists, cultural managers from across the country and brings together thousands of people who feel the need of Ukrainian book and are interested in modern culture.
The main theme of the Festival is Between the Lines. This time we’d like to put an emphasis on issues which are either not disclosed or even used to be concealed. We will offer to see through details and reveal
the Ever-lasting in the Ever-changing. However, Between the Lines is more than a focus idea or key message
of the Festival. This is our joint aspiration to observe wider and feel – arts and literature, as well as the past, present and future – deeper. And we welcome you to inquire and seek eagerly, look for and look through,
read and feel – between the lines – together with us.
The nominee of Shevchenko National Prize will visit Zaporizhzhia
Oksana Kutsenko presents a book of senses in Zaporizhzhia
Homeless: My House is Ukraine. The social project of Zaporizhzhia Book Toloka
The story worth of the whole apple orchard (video in Russian)
Oksana Zabuzhko visited Zaporizhzhia with her new book (video in Ukrainian)
The Old Lion Publishing made a gift to Zaporizhzhia readers
More than 50 books were among the Best Book of ZBT Award nominees
Oksana Zabuzhko: Toloka is a new star on the map of cultural events in Ukraine
We ARE BUILDING
a community of active people who are able to bring indifference to their lives and their environment. We are strengthening the intellectual potential of the nation, creating an open environment where everyone has equal access
to cultural values and self-realization.
residents of Zaporizhzhia and other regions to feel themselves as the Ukrainians who have national identity, statehood, heroic history, rich cultural traditions, outstanding literary, artistic, scientific achievements and one of the most melodious world languages. We have enough to enjoy and be proud of.
We ARE CHANGING
the stereotypes about industrial and post-industrial cities.
With the help of our activities we contribute to the development of creative economics, literature and publishing, promote aesthetic education, implement the art projects, encourage international cooperation and understanding.
About our partners and participants
In 2015 and 2016, Zaporizhzhia Book Toloka was supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the German federal company GIZ, JSCB “Industrialbank”.
Among the program partners of the festival, in particular,
in previous years were the Consulate General of Germany in Donetsk (office in Dnipro), the Goethe Institute in Ukraine, Alliance Francaise Zaporizhzhia, Czech Centre in Kyiv.
The Old Lion Publishing House and Luta Sprava Publishing were our program partners, too. They contributed to the creative and literature platforms of the Festival in 2015 and 2016.
Within the Festival, more than 200 writers, illustrators, opinion leaders visited Zaporizhzhia. Among them were Liubko Deresh, Sashko Lirnyk, Antin Mukharsky, Larysa Denysenko, Vasyl Shkliar, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Marianna Kiyanovska, Iryna Slavinska, Mykola Honcharov, Oksana Zabuzhko, Vitaliy and Dmitro Kapranovy, Vakhtang Kebuladze Mykhailo Minakov, Andriy Bondar, Taras Liutiy, Galyna Vdovychenko, Oksana Dumanska, Olena Stepova, Oleksiy Chupa, Marianna Malina, Evheniia Senik, Victoria Amelina, Oleh Kotsarev and others..
Nearly 60 Ukrainian publishing houses were presented within
the Book Fair Exposition.
To get involved as a partner
More useful information about the forms and specification of partnership on this page.
To get involved as an information partner
Information partnership proposal is available here.
To participate in the book fair
The application and terms of participation will be available soon.
To participate in the ongoing activity
You are kindly welcomed to contact the events organizers.
«…Toloka was like an explosion, like a flash of a new star on the map of cultural events in Ukraine. And directly with its debut Toloka became one of the three top literary events of the country for its value and scale. That is the real decentralization of cultural life»Oksana Zabuzhko
«…We brought a bunch of awards from Zaporizhzhia Book Toloka. We are glad not just to get the awards but much more to the fact that the new perspective and high-quality event appeared on the map of bookish Ukraine»Maryana Savka
«…Thanks to Zaporizhzhia Book Toloka Festival our city becomes an intellectual capital of Ukraine for three days. Currently, people visit Zaporizhzhia not only for books and events, but also for changes, in particular, social ones»Mikhailo Bukreiev
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