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European Literature Night in NYC

November 16, 2022, 6:00 PM10:00 PM EST


Czech Center New York and EUNIC New York, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Institute of America, present again this year the European Literature Night. The evening will introduce 11 European authors through readings and discussions. The main panel with the topic “Peace and Literature” will be moderated by Andrew Singer from Trafika Europe Radio.

European Literature Night will take place on November 16, 2022, at the Ukrainian Institute of America, bringing some of Europe’s brightest literary talents to the New York audiences. Opening remarks will be given by Ambassador Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations.

Critically acclaimed authors as well as translators and performers representing 11 E.U. countries will read excerpts from new works and beloved classics and engage in a panel discussion exploring the topic of literature and peace. Space is limited. Reservations required.

The 2022 lineup includes authors Bianca Bellová (Czech Republic), Krystyna Dąbrowska (Poland), Raphaela Edelbauer (Austria), Olivier Guez (France), Sándor Jászberényi (Hungary), Nora Krug (Germany), Askold Melnyczuk (Ukraine), Claudia Serea (Romania), Ilmar Taska (Estonia), and translator Birutė Vaičjurgis Šležas (Lithuania). Members of NYC – based Saudade Theatre will perform a reading of works by José Saramago (Portugal). Panel moderated by Andrew Singer, director and editor in chief of Trafika Europe, Europe’s literary radio station.


5:30 PM Doors open

6:00-6:15 Opening remarks

by Czech Center New York (CC NY), Ukrainian Institute of America (UIA) and Ambassador Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations

6:15-7:15 Panel Discussion

“Peace and Literature” — moderated by Andrew Singer, Director and Editor in Chief of Trafika Europe, Europe’s literary radio station

What is the relation of peace with literature? We explore this salient topic with authors from this year’s ELN, considering their works, their experience and perspectives, as we discuss several approaches, in both form and content, to greater peace through literature. (60-minute panel, including Q&A)

7:15-7:30 Break

7:30-9:30 Readings

9:45-10:15 Final gathering

10:15 PM End of the event

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November 16, 2022
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST
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Ukrainian Institute of America
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New York, NY 10075 United States
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