Literary Ventures

Group discussion of Czech and Slovak Literature

Literary Ventures

Join us for literary presentations and small-group informal discussions of Czech and Slovak books in English translation. Over the last several years Czech and Slovak Cultural Center has met monthly.  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 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? Contact us!

 

2020-2021 Schedule

Czech and Slovak Literature Ventures 2019-2020 (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.

COVID-19 notice: Book discussions will be held virtually until it is safe to meet in person.
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Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m. – noon

Martina by Martina Navratilova with George Vecsey – Book discussion
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Saturday, November 28, 10 a.m. – noon

The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring by Paulina Bren – Book discussion
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Saturday, December 19 or January 2, 10 a.m. – noon

Into the Spotlight: New Writing from Slovakia edited and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Julia Sherwood – Book discussion
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Saturday, January 23, 10 a.m. – noon

Selected poetry in English by Milan Rufus – Reading by all members
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Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m. – noon

Flag Wars and Stone Saints: How the Bohemian Lands Became Czech by Nancy Wingfield – Book discussion – Book discussion
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Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. – noon

Mighty by Sacrifice: The Destruction of the American Bomber Squadron by James L. Noles Sr. and James L. Noles Jr. – Book discussion

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Saturday, April 24

11 a.m. – noon – Book discussion of Reluctant Witness

12:15-1:30 p.m., talk on “The Importance of Reading Nonfiction Today” by Jarda Cervenka

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Saturday, May 22, 10 a.m. – noon

Fleeting Snow by Pavel Vilikovský – Book discussion
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Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. – noon

Boss Cermak of Chicago: A Study of Political Leadership by Alex Gottfried – Book discussion      
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Previous Years Schedules

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