Literature
Stamp to honor distinguished Latvian writer Zenta Mauriņa
Honoring the distinguished Latvian essayist, philosopher, writer, and translator Zenta Mauriņa on her 125th birthday, a postage stamp and envelope will be issued on October 28, Latvian Postal Service (Latvijas Pasts, LP) reported on October 26.
Latvian National Library now houses 120 Ukrainian books
On October 12 , 120 books issued in Ukraine were handed over to the Latvian National Library (LNB) . This is the initiative of Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska, the “Ukrainian Book Shelf,” which takes place in a number of European countries, Latvian Television reported Wednesday.
Register now for world Latvian dictation day
On the National Language Day, Saturday, October 15, at 12:20 Rīga time the annual world dictation day in Latvian will take place simultaneously in Latvia and around the world for the eighth year in a row. 
New exhibition honors seminal Latvian poet Veidenbaums
On the 155th birthday of Eduards Veidenbaums, on October 3, at 11:30, a new permanent exhibition “More Light!” will be opened at the Eduards Veidenbaums Memorial Museum, Kalāči, located between Cēsis and Valmiera in northern Latvia.
Poet Lija Brīdaka passes away
One of Latvia's best-loved poets, Lija Brīdaka, has passed away at the age of 90, it was confirmed September 19  by the Latvian Writers' Union.
Daila Ozola receives Latvian and Estonian Languages Award
On September 9 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičsand the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Urmas Reinsalu met in Valka, Latvia and took part in a ceremony for the presentation of the Languages Award bestowed by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Estonia.
Annual Poetry Days festival begins in Latvia
On Friday, September 2, the international poetry festival “Poetry Days 2022” begins, which will continue until September 11 with a variety of events – poetry readings, performances, masterclasses – at various venues in Rīga. Events will take place throughout Latvia all September.
Acclaimed poet Knuts Skujenieks passes away
Latvia has lost one of its most distinctive and powerful literary voices with news of the death of poet Knuts Skujenieks, LTV's news department has confirmed.
National Library deletes Soviet monument from photo background
The Latvian National Library (LNB) has expressed its position on the future of the controversial Soviet monument in Uzvaras Park by photoshopping it out of publicity materials where it shows in the background, Latvian Radio reported May 17.
Annual Latvian literary awards announced
On May 1, the winners of the Latvian Literature Annual Awards 2022 (LALIGABA) in five main categories were announced and awarded on Latvian Television and LSM.lv. You can watch the awards ceremony above.
Women in publishing discussion Thursday
A livestreamed event Thursday promises an insight into women's experiences in the world of publishing, from both Latvian and Irish perspectives.  
Are you 'woke'? Not in Latvia, you're not!
Latvia's official language agency delivered another of its entertaining verdicts on what constitutes correct usage (and what doesn't) Friday, finding the terms 'woke', 'wokeism' and related words incompatible with proper literary language.
Conference to examine the legacy of writer Regīna Ezera
In early December the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia in collaboration with the National Library of Latvia will be holding a virtual conference titled “Regīna Ezera and Eastern European Literature”.
Books and press will have reduced VAT of 5%
On Monday, November 15, the Saeima decided to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) rate from the current 12% to 5% from January 1, 2022, on books and printed press.
New stamp honors poet Poruks
A new postage stamp and envelope will be issued in honor of the 150th anniversary of the poet Jānis Poruks, Latvijas Pasts (Latvian Post) has announced.
Latvian-Estonian language award goes to Estonian linguist
On 4 September 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs, as part of his working visit to Estonia, had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Eva-Maria Liimets. The Ministers presented the annual Languages Award bestowed by the Foreign Ministries of Latvia and Estonia. This year, the Languages Award went to the Estonian linguist, Lembit Vaba.
'Latvian Grammar' book in English comes out
University of Latvia (LU) has recently issued a monograph on Latvian grammar in English – “Latvian Grammar”, authored by linguists Andra Kalnača and Ilze Lokmane.
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