Natalia Butuk was born on January 10, 1961 in the village of Budei, Kodyma district, Odessa region, into a family of farmers. She studied at a special boarding school for blind children in Odessa.
She wrote her first poem in Russian at the age of ten. After graduating from school, she worked for two years at the enterprise of the Society of the Blind in Odessa. In 1986 she graduated from the Ukrainian Department of Philology of Odessa State University named after I. Mechnikov. She works as a teacher.
She is the winner of the contest "Southern Lyre", the municipal contest named after K. Paustovsky, and of the competition "Language polyphony". She is the author of poetry collections My love, Chords, In the evening podolisty, and On a swing. In 2011, Shakespeare's Sonnets were published with the translation by N. Butuk. She is a member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine since 2003.
Kharlampieva Irina entered the Kostandi children's art school in 1989, and in 1993 graduated in Fine Arts. She worked at the Palace of Pioneers and Schoolchildren as an artistic director (drawing, painting, macrame, modeling). In 1998, she entered the Pedagogical Institute "named after Ushinsky". That same year, she unfortunately completely lost her sight. In 2005, she took part in the Miss Hope contest, in the premises of the Russian Theater. In 2008, she presented her first personal exhibition (knitted works), in the building "World Club of Odessa". In 2010, she participated in the First International Green Festival "Scarlet Sails", dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the birth of the Russian writer A.S. Green. She also participated in the first all-Ukrainian non-state festival of creativity of disabled people "Nespokiy Sertsya" and got 1st place in the Modeling and Design category. She began writing poetry in 2014. In 2016, she presented the regional exhibition "Artists and Poets".
Born and raised in Odessa, Anastasia Savitsyna currently lives in the city of Belyaevka (60 km from Odessa). She studied at the Odessa film studio, the film school of Vera Kholodnaya, and the unfinished school of Dankevich, specializing in pop-jazz vocals, actor. She worked as a teacher of acting in the city of Belyaevka for 6 years, and created her own theater in the city, in which she was a stage director. She worked in the city council of Belyaevka in the department of culture. She is married, raising 2 children (6 years old and 2 years old). She currently runs her own sound recording studio, sings, plays many instruments, and writes author’s songs on order, cooperating with singer Alyosha and singer Karina Arsentieva (finalist of the 9th season of The Voice of Ukraine).
Dmitriev Sergey was born on August 4, 1971 in the city of Berezivka (Odessa region). In 1988-1993, he was a student of the Ukrainian department of the philological faculty of the Odessa National University named after I. Mechnikov. Since 1993 he is a teacher at the Faculty of Philology of Odessa National University named after I. Mechnikov. He is a Candidate of Philological Sciences, specialty "Ukrainian language", and Associate Professor of General and Slavic Linguistics. Since 1995 he has been teaching at the Odessa Academy of Continuing Education.
He has been a member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine since 2004. Since October 31, 2013, he is Chairman of the Odessa regional organization of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine.
He is a permanent member of the jury and expert of the Ministry of Education and Science in the Ukrainian language of the 4th stage of the All-Ukrainian Olympiad in Ukrainian language and literature; All-Ukrainian creative competition named after T.G. Shevchenko; member of the All-Ukrainian Admissions Committee of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine; member of the jury of the final stage of the competition "Teacher of the Year - 2018" in the category Ukrainian language and literature; member of the creative group for the creation of Ukrainian language programs for grades 5-9 and 10-12. He is the author of the textbook for teachers and students Methods of teaching the Ukrainian language (2010), and the author of guidelines Linguistic gymnastics and dynamic games as a tool for implementing the health component in teaching the Ukrainian language (2012). He also is the author of the collections of short stories Scream, News from the Past, the film story Work on Mistakes, and the fantasy story Cinders.
Kaitanska Svitlana Pavlivna is currently a physics teacher. Her love of science has always been combined with a love of poetry and a good word. She began writing poetry in 2002, dealing with the problem of armed conflicts. She is convinced that the task of poetry is not only to celebrate the beauty of feelings and the natural environment created for us, but also to form in readers mind a conscious positive worldview through a sensual but balanced perception of reality with all its problems and shortcomings.
Iryna Toma was born on May 21, 1983 in the Odessa region in the village of Dolinivka, Bilgorod-Dnistrovsky district. In 2002 she graduated from Bilgorod-Dnistrovskoe Pedagogical School, and in 2006 she graduated from the History and Philology Faculty of Pedagogical University. From 2006 to 2016 she was a teacher of the Ukrainian language and literature, and of foreign literature in the Doliniv school. She published in the newspapers Chornomorski Novini, Silski Visti, Slovo Pridnistrov'ya, Budzhatskiy Literator, and Literaturna Odesa. She is the prizewinner of the competition "Talented youth of Odeshchina 2011", and the winner of the literary competition "Bessarabska lira". Since 2015, she is a member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine. She is the author of the titles Minliviy Svit, Resurrect, People, and Chervony Grona.
Evgeny Ushan was born in 1948. He studied at the Tiraspol Pedagogical Institute at the Faculty of Philology. He published in the children's magazines Murzilka, Periwinkle, Kolobok, Soviet Union and others. In 1989, his book I fly on an elephant was published in the publishing house Malysh. He is the winner of Ukrainian and international competitions: "Korneychuk Prize", "Scarlet Sails", "Revival of Poetry 2019", a children's poetry competition in Washington in 2019, etc. Over the past two years, he published the books Flying on the ears and The best way to travel.
Evgeniya Zaslavskaya was born in Odessa. She graduated from Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University specializing in Ukrainian philology. When at school she started writing poems. Evgeniya is the author of poetry collections The Unpainted Pictures and Between the Past and the Present. Her literary works were published in mass media. She writes poems and songs in Ukrainian and Russian. She was awarded with the First Degree Diploma of the Regional Festival “Autumn in Birzul” for her song The Apple Blossom. For her collections of poetry Evgeniya was honored with a certificate of the Municipal Literary Contest dedicated to the memory of K. Paustovskiy. She is a regular member of the all-Ukrainian Union of Writers and Journalists.
Veronika Zolotarenko started her career at the age of 11. In 2014 it was published in the almanac "Poet Patriot". She also participated in literary evenings: "Salve", "Fredra 61", "Neobeat" and "Dzyga".
In 2016 she presented her poems in the university online newspaper INTRO.UA WSIIZ under the title Poetry of Life. In 2018 she took an active part in "Image Day" in a rest home near Zakopane in Poland and read poems for children and youth in Polish. In 2018-2019, she was an active member of the poetry group of Rzeszów University. She published in “Ścieta szyja słońca” and “Trzecia strona kciężyca”. She has published two author's collections: Poetry of the Heart and Metamorfozy lata.
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