The presentation of a collection of literary articles and essays, entitled “Enlightened by Belarusianism” took place on 6 March 2013 in Minsk at the office of the Belarusian Popular Front party. Poet Siarhei Sys was hosted the presentation.
The event opened with the showing of a film about the activities of the human rights center “Viasna” and its leader.
Barys Piatrovich, a former editor-in-chief of the Literature and Arts weekly, talked in detail about Ales Bialatski’s successes in literary critique. Bialatski had a literature column in the magazine and published literature reviews in 1990-ies.
Uladzimir Niakliaeu, Siarhei Dubavec, Polina Stsepanenka, Ihar Babkou and Uladzimir Arlou also made speeches at the event.
Literary articles and essays, written by Bialatski both in and out of custody, were included in the book.