Focus question : Do you have the status of a participant in hostilities?
As part of this discussion, we propose to talk globally about literature during the war. What should it be like? Who and how should write about the war? Documentary or fiction? Research or poetry? To write "on the fresh tracks" or, conversely, as many believe, it is worth talking about the war after its end, and take up the pen with a "cold" mind? First of all, let's talk about the almost 500 books published during the 6 years of hostilities in the East. What kind of literature is this? What is written a lot, and what topics remain in the shadows? What should be the literature on ATO / OOC in a hybrid war? Should a book be an information policy tool and a weapon in information warfare? Should a writer exclusively "serve art and the word"? Military non-fiction: what can and cannot we talk about while the war continues? How to write honest documentaries, in the midst of hostilities, while maintaining military secrecy? What to do with the "uncomfortable" truth about the war: to remain silent (or "forget" at all) or to speak openly on painful topics? Not just about the military and explosions. What literature became relevant during the war in Donbas and the annexation of Crimea? Books about migrants and locals, about books that tell about the most "problematic" regions: from scientific books on the history of Donbas and Crimea to fiction and essays. Children's literature about the war.