Friday, October 2, 2009

Takin' it on the road with ATBTM

City of Big Shoulders take heed! Petra Hůlová is coming in for a landing Thursday, October 15, courtesy of the Czech Consulate General in Chicago.

As part of a program titled Velvet Redux: 20 Years of Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe, the Consulate General and Northwestern University, in cooperation with the Prague Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International Program, Andrew Wachtel, dean of Northwestern's Graduate School and editor of the Writings from an Unbound Europe imprint at Northwestern University Press, will be moderating a reading and roundtable titled Twenty Years of Laughter and Forgetting: Eastern/Central European Literature Since 1989. Besides Hůlová, on behalf of the Czechs, the other writers will be Ferenc Barnás of Hungary and Drago Jančar from Slovenia.

Petra, I must say with pride, features prominently on the page pushing the event, taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Forum Room of Northwestern University Library, 1970 Campus Drive, 2-South, Evanston, IL 60208. It is free of charge and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

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