Literary Ventures

Join us for monthly literary presentations and small-group informal discussions of Czech and Slovak books in English translation. Authors of books include: Milan Kundera, Ivan Klima, Former President Vaclav Havel and several more.

Everyone is welcome. Discussions are cosponsored by the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota, Office of the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic, and Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota. Book discussions are held from 10:00 a.m.-noon online. If you would like to participate, please email literaryventures@sokolmn.org for the meeting link.

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Literary Ventures

2022-2023 Schedule

Czech and Slovak Literature Ventures 2022-2023 (PDF Format)

Discussions are cosponsored by the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota,
Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota, and the Office of the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic.

Meetings are currently held both in-person and virtually.


Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. – noon
Ivan Lendl: The Man Who Made Murray by Mark Hodgkinson – Book discussion


Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – noon
The Hussites by Stephen E. Lahey – Book discussion


Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. – noon
Memory Speaks: On Losing and Reclaiming Language and Self by Julie Sedivy – Book discussion


Saturday, December 17, 10 a.m. – noon
Thinking about Ordinary Things: A Short Invitation to Philosophy by Jan Sokol – Book
discussion


Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. – noon
From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Švejk: A Dictionary of Czech Popular
Culture by Andrew Lawrence Roberts – Discussion of selections from the book


Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. – noon
Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and The
Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots by Nancy Goldstone – Book discussion


Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. – noon
Today We Die a Little: Emil Zátopek, Olympic Legend to Cold War Hero by Richard
Askwith – Book discussion


Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. – noon
Czechoslovakia: Behind the Iron Curtain by Zuzana Palovic and Gabriela Bereghazyova – Book discussion


Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. – noon
Helga’s Diary: A Young Girl’s Account of Life in a Concentration Camp by Helga Weiss
– Book discussion


Previous Years Schedules

Below are PDF copies of Literary Ventures schedules from previous years.