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? (e-mail coming, will be posted soon)

 

2019-2020 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.

Book discussions will be held from 10:00 a.m.-noon at the C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan St., St. Paul, 55102, unless otherwise noted.
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Saturday, September 14, 10:00am-noon: Unity Church, Unitarian, Robbins Parlor 733 Portland Ave, St. Paul MN 55104
Prague Noir edited by Pavel Mandys and translated by Miriam Margolis– Book discussion
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Saturday, October 26
The Velvet Revolution: Czechoslovakia, 1988-1991 by Bernard Wheaton and Zdeněk Kavan – Book discussion
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Saturday, November 23
Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy by Benjamin Balint– Book discussion
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Saturday, December 28
Gauntlet: Five Friends, 20,000 Enemy Troops, and the Secret That Could Have Changed the Course of the Cold War by Barbara Masin – Book discussion
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Saturday, January 25
Selected poetry in English by Milan Rúfus – Poetry reading by all attendees
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Saturday, February 22
The Last Palace: Europe’s Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House by Norman Eisen – Book discussion
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Saturday, March 28
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 25 11am-noon C.S.P.S. Hall first-floor meeting room
Encounter in Prague by Jarda Cervenka – Book discussion

12:15-1:30pm, C.S.P.S. Hall second floor dining room

Talk by Jana Cervenka on The Importance of Reading Nonfiction Today
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Saturday, May 23
Fleeting Snow written by Pavel Vilikovský and translated by Julia Sherwood – Book discussion
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Previous Years Schedules

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