Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England

392 Days of War and Words: Readings of Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry, Plays and Essays


Thursday, March 23rd, 2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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IntroductionOlena Haleta, Visiting Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

To celebrate the resilience of Ukraine a year after its full-scale invasion, the Slavic Department will host a reading of contemporary Ukrainian works in translation. On the 392nd day of this war—Thursday, March 23—we will gather as a community to reflect on what has been written in Ukraine about/against/despite the war and how, and to hear those words resound in the here and now.

The evening will begin with a brief introduction to contemporary Ukrainian writing by Professor Olena Haleta. About an hour-long reading of select texts by members of the Department will be followed by informal discussion.

We invite our Harvard community and supporters to attend. All are welcome.

Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Slavic Department at 617-495-4065 or in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance, if possible. Please note that the university will make every effort to secure services, but that services are subject to availability.

Location: Kresge Room (114), Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA, 02138

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