Veiknys Aivaras

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Aivaras Veiknys – poet, journalist.
He was born 9 January, 1983 in Elektrėnai.
He finished “Ąžuolynas” Secondary school in Elektrėnai. In 2001 he started his studies at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Faculty of Building. He studied management of real estate, but quit his studies in 2005. In 2007 he worked at “Izola” as a stonemason of boilers. In 2008-2010 he worked as a reporter at daily newspaper “Respublika”. In 2011 he worked at SEB Life Insurance as a consultant. In 2014 he worked as a joiner. He is one of the founders and organizers of “Literatūrinės Vilniaus slinktys” festival.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2014.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
R aktai: poems. – Vilnius: Atkula, 2007.
Paukštuko liudijimai: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2014.

D r e w u p :
Literatūrinės Vilniaus slinkys 2011: almanack of young poets and prose writers / sudarė A. Veiknys. – Vilnius: Naujoji Romuva, 2011.
Literatūrinės Vilniaus slinkys 2012: almanack of young poets and prose writers / sudarė A. Veiknys. – Vilnius: Naujoji Romuva, 2012.
Literatūrinės Vilniaus slinkys 2013: almanack of young poets and prose writers / sudarė A. Veiknys. – Vilnius: Naujoji Romuva, 2013.

A w a r d s :
2008 and 2010 Award in readings “Sueiliuotas pavasaris” during Poetry Spring festival.
2009 2nd place in night readings during Poetry Spring festival.
2014 Young Yotvingian Prize.