Ukrainian writer Vasyl Makhno in Israel 23 June-2 July 2023

Ukrainian writer Vasyl Makhno will appear in several venues in Israel between 23 June-2 July 2023 to discuss the intersection of Ukrainian and Jewish literature and culture in Ukraine and abroad. Information about the events is below.

Vasyl Makhno is a Ukrainian poet, prose writer, and essayist who has been living in New York since 2000. He is the author of fourteen collections of poetry and most recently the book of selected poems One Sail House (2021). He has also published a book of short stories, The House in Baiting Hollow (2015), a novel, The Eternal Calendar (2019), and five books of essays. Makhno’s works have been widely translated and published in Israel, the United States, and throughout Europe. He is the recipient of many prizes, including “Encounter: The Ukrainian-Jewish Literary Prize“ (2020).

Copies of selected works by Makhno in bilingual Hebrew/Ukrainian editions, Ukrainian, or English-language translations will be available for purchase at the events.

Excerpts from his works are available below.


Tel Aviv, 23 June 2023 (Friday), 10:30-15:30

Etno Khutir Ukrainian Festival, Yad Harutsim 11
Appearance at the festival and the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter booth.


Haifa, 25 June 2023 (Sunday), 19:00-21:00

Yerushalayim Street 29, Matnas Hadar

Literary and poetry evening with Vasyl Makhno

Discussion in Ukrainian.


Tel Aviv, 26 June 2023 (Monday), 18:00

Hebrew Writers Union, Kaplan Street 6

Welcoming remarks by Yevgen Korniychuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Israel.

Event moderated by Meir Ouziel, Israeli writer, satirist, and journalist.

Discussion in English with readings in Hebrew and Ukrainian.



Tev Aviv, 27 June 2023 (Tuesday), 19:00

Ukrainian Cultural Center, Yirmeyahu Street 22

An evening with Ukrainian poet Vasyl Makhno

Discussion in Ukrainian.



Talpiot, Jerusalem, 28 June 2023 (Wednesday), 19:00

Agnon House, Klausner Street 16

Contemporary Ukrainian Literature and Agnonian Echoes: A Meeting with Author Vasyl Makhno

Join us for a discussion with Ukrainian author Vasyl Makhno, discussing his most recent novel, The Eternal Calendar, and his forthcoming book The Angel and the Donkey, both of which feature S.Y. Agnon in their plot and take place partially in the Nobel laureate’s Ukrainian hometown of Buchach. Together with Jeffrey Saks, director of research at Agnon House, Makhno will discuss his writing, the Jewish elements in his contemporary fiction, and the state of contemporary writing and culture at this fraught time in Ukraine—on the ground and in the Ukrainian diaspora. Please register here.

Discussion in English.



Jerusalem, 2 July 2023 (Sunday), 20:30

Poetry Place, HaMaraveem 9

Ukraine Poetry

Discussion in English with readings in Hebrew and Ukrainian.

Literary Readings:

Vasyl Makhno, Eternal Calendar, Old Lion Publishing House, 2019
PDF of excerpt in English is available here.
PDF of excerpt in Hebrew is available here.

Vasyl Makhno, The Angel and the Donkey: With Codices about Fire and Water
PDF of excerpt in English is available here.
PDF of excerpt in Ukrainian is available here.