Agnė ŽAGRAKALYTÈ

 

Agnė Žagrakalytė-Platelienė, born 1979, is a poet, essayist and literary critic. She was editor of the cultural youth magazine Aktyvios jungtys (Live Connections), wrote for the magazine Lux/jauniems (Lux/For the Young) and wrote columns for the literary weekly Literatūra ir menas (Literature and Art). Her first book Išteku (I am getting married) was published in 2003. Her second book Visa tiesa apie Alisą Meler (All the truth about Alisa Meler) was published in 2008 and named as one of ten most creative books in Lithuania in 2008.

Education

1994: graduated from Pasvalys childrens music school.
1997: graduated from Pasvalys P. Vileišio secondary school.
2001:Vilnius Pedagogical University (VPU),  BA in Lithuanian philology (incl. Lithuanian language teacher qualification certificate)

Professional activities

2002: editor of the youth magazine „Aktyvios jungtys“
2003: subeditor in the youth magazine „LUX / jauniems“.
2003 – 2005: editor of youth pages in cultural weekly „Literatūra ir menas“.
2011 05 02 – 2011 07 08 : Lithuanian language replacement teacher (secondary) in European School of Brussels II.
2011 11 30 – 2012 07 08 : Lithuanian language teacher in European School of Brussels II.

Freelance activities

2007 – 2009:  essays for the portal www.bernardinai.lt  
2009: book reviews of „Literatūra ir menas“.
2008 – 2011: Member of Board of Experts in International poetry festival Druskininkai Poetic Fall.

Bibliography  

Six young Lithuanian poets / Laurynas Katkus, Tomas S. Butkus, Marius Burokas, Jurgita Butkytė, Agnė Žagrakalytė, Giedrė Kazlauskaitė; selected and translated by Kerry Shawn Keys. - Vilnius: Vaga, 2002,
ISBN 5-415-01654-6.
Išteku: poems, PK. - Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2003, ISBN 9986-39-304-3.
Visa tiesa apie Alisą Meler: poems. - Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2008, ISBN 978-9986-39-548-5.
Artistic Cloning (Chicago: Virtual Artists Collective, 2010 trans. Jonas Zdanys), ISBN 978-0981989877.
COEURS ÉBOUILLANTÉS /NUPLIKYTOM ŠIRDIM. Dix-sept poètes lituaniennes contemporaines /Septyniolika šiuolaikinių lietuvių poečių. Édition bilingue lituanien-français. Lietuvių-prancūzų kalbomis Traductrices : Diana Sakalauskaitė et Nicole Barrière. 2012.

Prizes

1996:   Liūnė Sutema literature prize.
1998:   Winner of Poetry spring competition „Poems through the night“.
2003:   Poetic Fall of Druskininkai prize fir the best poetic debut.
2009:  Elena Mezginaitė literature prize.
2012 : « Balta varna » prize.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Polish Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Brussels
  • Camões Instituto de Cooperação e Língua Portugal
  • Embassy of Iceland | Icelandic Mission to the EU
  • Etxepare Euskal Institutua
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Estonia to the European Union
  • Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels
  • Orfeu - Livraria Portuguesa
  • Instituto Cervantes de Bruselas
  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Balassi Institute - Cultural Service of the Embassy of Hungary in Brussels
  • Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe
  • Estonian Presidency of the EU
  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Commission européenne
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Ambassade du Luxembourg à Bruxelles
  • Fins Cultureel Instituut | Institut Culturel Finlandais
  • South-Moravia Region Office in Brussels
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura
  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU