Latakas Gvidas

Gvidas Latakas – poet, artist.
He was born 1 June, 1972 in Telšiai.
He lives in Kaunas since 1998. In 1990-1995 he acquired a specialty of jeweler at Telšiai Higher School of Fine Arts. In 2003 he got his Bachelor’s degree and in 2006 Master's degree in painting at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty. He started writing poetry in 1998. Now he works as a teacher and gives lectures for children and grownups at Kaunas National Culture Center. A member of Lithuanian Artists' Association since 2009.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 2013.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Kol išsiris varniukai: poems. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 2008.
Nekalendoriniai šventieji: poems. – Vilnius: Naujoji Romuva, 2012.

A w a r d s :
2003 2nd place in Pranas Lembertas competition.
2004 3rd place in Pranas Lembertas competition.
2005 Silver medal of Vilnius Municipality.
2009 Zigmas Gėlė-Gaidamavičius award for the best poetry debut of the year.
2014 Utena district Municipality Mayor Award.
2014 Šarūnas Šimulynas award.
2015 Crow of Maironis Garden Award during Poetry Spring festival.