Literary-Ventures1Join us for literary presentations and small-group informal discussions of Czech and Slovak books in English translation.

Everyone is welcome. Discussions are cosponsored by the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota, Office of the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic, and Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota. Book discussions are held from 10:00 a.m.-noon on the 1st floor of the C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102.

Questions? gwen@cs-center.org

Authors: Václav Havel, Karel Čapek, Mariusz Szczygiel, Thomas Bell, Michael Viewegh, Iva Klestilová Volaánková, Michael Žantovský, Benjamin Kuras, Petra Hulová, Jan Novák, Jarda Červenka, Daniel E. Freeman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jiří Hajíček, Kim Hruba, Tom Stoppard, Charles Novaček, Egar Lukes, Edith Pargeter, Edna St. Vincent Milay, Elena Lappin, Ivan Margolius, C. J. Hribal, Madeleine Albright, Alexandr Kliment, Maria Anne Hirschmann, Ota Pavel, Joan Mohr, Jaroslava Skleničková, Heda Margolius Kovály, Jeanne W. Němcová, Ivan Olbracht, Zdena Salivarová, Marcy Arlin, Gwynn MacDonald, Daniel Gerould, Karel Hynek Mácha, Zdena Salivarová, Jaroslav Seifert, Rebecca West, Josef Škvorecký, Josefa Slanska, Alexandra Buchler, Bohumil Hrabal, Franz Kafka, Josef Baudies, Rudolf Vrba, Milan Kundera, Paul Wilson, Božena Němcová, Gene Deitch, Jan Neruda, Dominika Derry, Ivan Klíma, Derek Sayer, Petr Sís, Jiří Weil, Bruce Chatwin, Pavel Kohout, John Comenius

Literary Ventures: 2015-2016 Schedule

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Literary Ventures: 2015-2016 Schedule

                The 2015-2016 Literary Ventures schedule and book list is now available. Click on the image below to enlarge it, or click here to view a PDF version of the schedule....

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April 10 LECTURE: Michal Hvorecký’s Dunaj v Amerike (Danube in America)

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April 10 LECTURE: Michal Hvorecký’s Dunaj v Amerike (Danube in America)

Michal Hvorecký, one of the most successful and most translated modern Slovak authors, is visiting Twin Cities! This Friday, April 10th, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Crosby Seminar Room, 240 Northrop (on the East Bank of University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus). Event will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. at nearby restaurant, the Loring Pasta Bar. http://ias.umn.edu/2015/04/10/danube/ Parking and directions: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/visit/parking-directions Do you want to know more about Michal and his book, Danube in America? Interview in...

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March 28 Book Reading: War with the Newts

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March 28 Book Reading: War with the Newts

Please join us for a review and discussion of the book entitled War with the Newts by Karel Čapek. War with the Newts (Válka s mloky in the original Czech), also translated as War with the Salamanders, is a 1936 satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Čapek. It concerns the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, an intelligent breed of newts, who are initially enslaved and exploited. They acquire human knowledge and rebel, leading to a global war for supremacy. Only the last four of the book’s 26 chapters deal...

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Literary Ventures: Living in Truth

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Literary Ventures: Living in Truth

Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Literary Ventures will meet to discuss Vaclav Havel’s Living in Truth at 9:00 am CSPS Sokol Hall.

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Literary Ventures: 2013-2014 Schedule

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Literary Ventures | Comments Off on Literary Ventures: 2013-2014 Schedule

Literary Ventures: 2013-2014 Schedule

The 2013-2014 Literary Ventures schedule is now available.

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