Romas Sadauskas lived here.
Romas Sadauskas. Writer, columnist, journalist, editor.
Born in Marijampolė, spent his infancy and childhood in Dzūkija - Pazapsiai and Petroškai in Lazdijai district. He attended Petroškai Primary School, Veisiai Secondary School and Druskininkai Secondary School. In 1966 he graduated from Vilnius University. Since 1974 - a member of the Lithuanian Writers' Union. In 2014, he was awarded the Žemaitė Prize. In 2013 he was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Lazdijai District.
It is well known that Romas is a Dzukian to the core, although he was born in Suvalkija.
For many years, Sadauskas' summers were spent in the village of Demeniškės, Lazdijai District. You would think that he had escaped the hustle and bustle of the city for an oasis of creative solitude. But not quite. Romas Sadauskas' contribution to the cultural life of the district is important. The writer used to initiate various events at his homestead, which were attended by famous Lithuanian artists and people of culture and art in the district. One of the most important of these was the "Dialects of Dialects". The small and shrinking Dzūkija village used to fill up with people for at least one day, five times more than its population. The Sadauskas' homestead was also the venue of the international poetry festival "Poetry Spring".
Romas Sadauskas from the village of Demeniškės in Dzūkija: "Our hearts sigh for our mother tongue"
the heads of the solstices
let's not leave yet
still warm water.