Writing a Way Out of Communism

Conversation with Czech novelist Martin Vopěnka

Writing a Way Out of Communism

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)

348 Kaplan Hall



The Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures in co-sponsorship with the UCLA Library, the Center for European and Russian Studies, and Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles invite you to Writing a Way Out of Communism, a conversation with a leading Czech novelist Martin Vopěnka. The event will take place in-person on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 5:30pm in 348 Kaplan Hall.

Abstract

Leading Czech novelist Martin Vopěnka reflects on how, growing up in communist Europe, writers found their voices. What can we learn from their fictional worlds as we face our own troubled times? As he launches his new novel My Brother, the Messiah Martin Vopěnka leads us into the mindset of current Slavic writing.


Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Department of Slavic, East European & Eurasian Languages & Cultures, UCLA Library, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles