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Disturbing the peace, NewsAndrey Kurkov, Winner of the Disturbing the Peace Award of Vaclav Havel Foundation September 27, 2022 By Joanne Leedom-Ackerman |New York, September 22, 2022 “The penguin,” said Viktor bleakly, “is me.” You must read Death and the Penguin to appreciate the impact of that line. I don’t think I’ve spoiled the book by sharing it because you have to read the whole first. I am perhaps …
Havel Conversations, NewsTalk and book presentation by Martin Putna September 1, 2022 Rus – Ukraine – Russia | Talk and book presentation by Martin Putna | Bohemian National Hall, New York, Monday, October 3, 7 pm EST RSVP HERE Martin C. Putna is a literary historian, critic, translator, teacher, author of works on history and religion. Former Head of the Vaclav Havel …
News, Theater2022 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival: Under Pressure June 12– 25, 2022 May 18, 2022 Experience engaging contemporary plays by Eastern European playwrights addressing political circumstances and social trends. Dedicated to the people of Ukraine fighting for their independence. The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association are pleased to present the 2022 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival honoring playwright and human …
News2022 Annual Gala: Following Dreams May 3, 2022 Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association and Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Annual Gala: FOLLOWING DREAMS with guest of honor Peter Sís Join us for a festive celebration of the legacy of Vaclav Havel, Czech and Slovak communities’ presence in New York, and the 10th anniversary of the Havel Foundation! The evening’s …
NewsIn Memory of Madeleine Albright | Michael Zantovsky April 29, 2022 U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. April 27, 2022 In Memory of Madeleine Albright She was she told me a proper English schoolgirl, though born in Prague and weaned off south, in Belgrade, hiding from Hitler’s bombs in a Kensington Park Rd. basement, not really knowing they were meant for …
NewsMadeleine K. Albright, 1937 – 2022 | VHLF International Advisory Board, Co-Chair March 24, 2022 Madeleine Albright, once considered the most influential woman in the world, has died at the age of 84. She fled her native Czechoslovakia as a child from the Nazis during the Second World War, and later fled a second time from the Communists to the USA. In 1997, she became …
NewsVáclav Havel Library and Olga Havel Foundation call on Western leaders to take decisive steps to end the war in Ukraine March 24, 2022 The Committee of Goodwill – Olga Havel Foundation and the Václav Havel Library have jointly called on world powers to step up their assistance in stopping the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In a letter addressed to U.S. President Joe Biden, European Council President Charles Michel, French President Emmanuel Macron, British …
News, TheaterTHE 2022 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH THEATER FESTIVAL | APRIL 4-25, 2022 2022 SPRING STAGE READINGS: BRIDGING THE WORLDS March 20, 2022 Experience engaging stage readings of contemporary plays by Central European playwrights addressing political circumstances and social trends. Dedicated to the people of Ukraine fighting for their independence. The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association are pleased to present the 2022 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival’s Spring …
NewsThe Long Breakup | A Screening for the People of Ukraine March 17, 2022 Saturday, March 26, 6:30 pm | Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation together with the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York and Diverse Filmmaker Alliance invite you to a screening of The Long Breakup. …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsWe Demand Urgent Dialogue | Dmitri Strotsev March 12, 2022 We Demand Urgent Dialogue | Dmitri Strotsev, 2021 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 10, 2022 The war in Ukraine is a catastrophe of such scale that it threatens to suck in the whole world like a whirlpool. Putin is a criminal. The Russian Federation is an aggressor country. Belarus, my …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsHugs to the Ukrainian people | Ángel S. Prats March 12, 2022 Hugs to the Ukrainian people | Ángel Santiesteban Prats, 2020 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 9, 2022 A sad and inhuman stain has settled over Ukraine and threatens the rest of the world. Ukrainian children have stopped laughing since last February 24; women mourn their husbands’ heroic deaths. But in …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsWhy support Ukraine | Liao Yiwu March 11, 2022 Why support Ukraine | Writer in Exile: Liao Yiwu, 2018 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 8, 2022 Many innocent people have died, and many more will die, be injured, be maimed, will flee and will be displaced – all because of the “imperial dream” of Putin, a madman, and a …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsFor Ukraine, For a Better World | Burhan Sonmez March 10, 2022 For Ukraine, For a Better World | Burhan Sonmez, 2017 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 11, 2022 The twenty-first century, supposed to be a century of hope, is advancing from continent to continent with wars. Ukraine has now joined the horrors in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ethiopia and beyond. Putin went …
Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsPeace Must Prevail | Ma Thida March 9, 2022 Peace Must Prevail | Ma Thida, 2016 Disturbing the Peace Recipient March 7, 2022 We, the recipients of the Disturbing the Peace Award to a Courageous Writer at Risk, are whole-heartedly disturbed by Russian forces against Ukraine and its consequences on people of both Ukraine and Russia. We urgently call …
NewsUkraine February 27, 2022 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation wishes to express its solidarity with Ukraine. Czechs and Slovaks very well remember the Russian invasion of 1968 and the fact that Russian tanks stayed in Czechoslovakia for twenty long years. We stand with the democratic world in unity in the face of an open …