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Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Announces Liao Yiwu as the 2018 Winner, Disturbing the Peace, Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsVaclav Havel Library Foundation Announces Liao Yiwu as the 2018 Winner, Disturbing the Peace, Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk August 2, 2018 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation announced today that the winner of the 2018 Disturbing the Peace, Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk is Chinese author, reporter, musician and poet – Liao Yiwu (aka Lao Wei). As a vocal critic of China’s Communist regime, he spent four years in prison …
HavelConvers-web-listing-large Havel Conversations, NewsHavel Conversations Live, May 2018 Gail Papp and Carol Rocamora in Conversation with Lenka Kabrhelova Wendy Luers in Conversation with Lise Stone July 30, 2018 In spring 2018, The Bohemian and Benevolent Literary Association (BBLA) together with the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) launched “Havel Conversations Live” with two interviews. Gail Marrifield Papp, a former director at New York’s Public Theater, and Carol Rocamora, author of Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel’s Life in the Theater, …
Christine Ebersole NewsBBLA & Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Announce its REALITY CZECH Gala Hosts July 25, 2018 The esteemed hosts for the evening that will reflect Vaclav Havel’s dedication to human rights, theater, and cultural diplomacy will be two-time Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole and Czech puppeteer – Vit Horejs. Christine Ebersole won Tony Awards for Best actress in a Musical for her work in Grey …
Dagmar Buresova NewsThe former justice minister Dagmar Buresova with Vaclav Havel at the opening of the Vaclav Havel Library on November 12, 2004 July 10, 2018 Source: Radio Praha / www.radio.cz / By Daniela Lazarová / The country’s first post-1989 justice minister Dagmar Burešová died at the weekend, at the age of 88, the ctk news agency reported. After 1969 Burešová defended many dissidents persecuted by the regime in court, among them writer Milan Kundera, the …
Alexandra Ratajova Awards, Contest for the best mini drama, NewsAlexandra Ratajova wins the theater contest! July 6, 2018 Alexandra Ratajova, an undergraduate student at the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) in Prague, is the first woman to win the annual contest for the best mini-drama based on a play by Vaclav Havel. This year’s contestants for the award were asked to write a one-act play on the theme …
Disturbing the Peace Award: Short List of Nominees Announced Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsDisturbing the Peace Award: Short List of Nominees Announced July 5, 2018 Every year The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation recognizes writers who share Havel’s passionate commitment to human rights and have suffered unjust persecution for their beliefs. The award for a Courageous Writer at Risk is given each year to a writer of a distinguished work of fiction, literary nonfiction, biography/memoir, drama, …
reality EventsSeptember 27, 2018: Gala Event: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia July 1, 2018 Save the date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Gala Event: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia Honoree: The Honorable Madeleine Albright Bohemian National Hall Join us in commemorating one hundred years of Czech and Slovak independence during the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival. The evening’s program will reflect Vaclav …
theater festival News, TheaterSeptember 25 – 30, 2018 Rehearsal for Truth: Theater Festival in honor of Vaclav Havel June 28, 2018 Immerse yourself in the rich cultural legacy of Central European contemporary theater as BBLA and VHLF host the best productions and cultural institutions from Czech, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The week of festivities also includes a staged reading, talk-backs and after-parties, the Disturbing the Peace award to a courageous writer …
Daniel Pesta Genetic Codes EventsProvocative Art about Blood and Masks May 21, 2018 Source: Hyperallergic / https://hyperallergic.com / Burt Kimmelman / Daniel Pešta’s paintings refute the conventions of classical beauty but their nightmarish imagery can be exquisite. Daniel Pešta’s largest exhibition to date, drawn from his high-flying decade starting in 2007 , which has included three Venice appearances and Second Prize in Painting …
VH_NEWS EventsA Night of One Acts at PHS on May 25-26 May 21, 2018 Source: The Porterville Recorder / www.recordonline.com / Students from the Porterville High School Drama Department will take the stage on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 for A Night of One Acts, with five student directors and 20 actors working to present four short plays, including two original pieces. …
Milos Forman NewsOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Director Milos Forman Dies at 86 April 16, 2018 Source: People movies / www.people.com / By Peter Mikelbank / Milos Forman, winner of Best Director Oscars for both One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, has died, Czech press agency CTK reported. The Czech-born filmmaker, who left his native country in 1968 in the wake of the Prague Spring, …
HavelConvers-web-listing-large Havel Conversations, NewsHAVEL CONVERSATIONS LIVE April 6, 2018 Join our first-ever live interviews for the Havel Conversations series! We will ask interviewees to share their views on topics such as Havel’s influence, human rights around the world, and the responsibilities that go hand in hand with expanding social media and escalating global conflicts.     Gail Merrifield Papp …
Bill Shipsey, VHLF Board member NewsVaclav Havel Place in Ljubljana March 27, 2018 On March 16, 2018, the Havel’s Place was dedicated in Ljubljana Northern City Park, being the first one in a former communist country apart from the Czech Republic. The project was initiated by Bill Shipsey, VHLF Board member, and arranged by Ljubljana city and Amnesty International Slovenia. It is already …
Havel NMB NewsVaclav Havel Joint Master Programme February 18, 2018 Deadline: 28 February 2018 Open to: international students Scholarship: fully funded Read more Description This multidisciplinary two-year programme is linking the fields of European politics, contemporary history and culture, economy, international relations and policymaking. The key role of the programme is to identify and analyze challenges Europe faces today (migration, …
brooklyn-public-library-literary-film-festival-vaclav-havel EventsBrooklyn Public Library Shines Light on Literary Films at Inaugural LitFilm Festival February 18, 2018 Source: Brooklyn Public Library / www.brownstoner.com / By Craig Hubert / Another film festival is coming to Brooklyn. LitFilm, a six-day festival opening February 20 at the Brooklyn Public Library, focuses on both documentaries and fiction films that explore literary subjects. Fifteen films will be shown in total; all are …