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April 2016

Alisa Ganieva: Challenging Russia’s Narrative

14 April, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
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On the edge of the continent, Russia nevertheless makes its presence felt in Europe. This event will be a unique opportunity to hear from a young voice with much to say about Russian ethnic tensions, gender roles and the current state of Russia. Russian writer and journalist Alisa Ganieva published her first novel, Salam Dalgat! under a male pseudonym, so that she could write about the male-dominated world of today’s Dagestan without censure. She won the 2009 national Debut Prize…

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March 2017

LIGHTWAVE – New Performance in Lithuanian Literature

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
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A unique event celebrating Lithuanian's new generation of literary artists, featuring brand new readings and performances by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena, Žygimantas Kudirka and SJ Fowler, a British poet connected to their innovative, collaborative practise. Both Labanauskaite and Kurdirka have carved out reputations across Europe for remarkable writing and live performances to match. This is a rare chance in London to witness poets who are breaking ground in the new European scene.

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LIGHTWAVE – New Performance in Lithuanian Literature

15 March, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom

A unique event celebrating Lithuanian's new generation of literary artists, featuring brand new readings and performances by Gabrielė Labanauskaitė-Diena, Žygimantas Kudirka and SJ Fowler, a British poet connected to their innovative, collaborative practise. Both Labanauskaite and Kurdirka have carved out reputations across Europe for remarkable writing and live performances to match. This is a rare chance in London to witness poets who are breaking ground in the new European scene. From Lithuania's powerful lyrical and formal tradition has grown a…

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April 2018

Children of history

12 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
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How does a country’s history or identity affect its ideas of family and family life? The Baltic countries of Lithuania and Latvia have lived through some tumultuous 20th century history. Two writers from these countries, Nora Ikstena (Latvia) and Alvydas Šlepikas (Lithuania) join Carolyn Jess-Cooke to unpick the thorny connections between national history and the intimate relationship of the family. In partnership with English PEN

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Children of History with Nora Ikstena, Alvydas Slepikas & Sara Taylor

12 April, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA United Kingdom
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£5 – £7

How does a country’s history or identity affect its ideas of family and family life? The Baltic countries of Lithuania and Latvia have lived through some tumultuous 20th century history. Two writers from these countries, Nora Ikstena (Latvia) and Alvydas Šlepikas (Lithuania) join Sara Taylor, whose novels The Shore and The Lauras both explore families and place, to unpick the thorny connections between national history and the intimate relationship of the family with Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Nora Ikstena is a prose writer…

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