In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of 669 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. In this distinctive and deeply personal picture book, Peter Sís weaves together Winton’s experiences and the story of one of the children he saved. A tale of decency, action, and courage, Nicky & Vera is a timely portrayal of the hopes and fears of those forced to leave their homes and create new lives. Click here to learn more about the author and this event. Registrationis required for this event.
Welcome Spring the right way! Join us for a craft workshop and to learn how to make martenitsi. In the Balkans, people make these bracelets and other trinkets and wear them to welcome Spring. Learn about the tradition, make a red and white bracelet, give it to your friends, make a wish. Spring will make it come true!You will need: red and white yarn, scissors, scotch tape. Optional: red and white thread, very thin carboard, beads. Click hereto join via Zoom. Contact Angelina Ilieva if you have any questions.
Haunted by exile, longing for linkages between past and present, Olga Livshin’s A Life Replaced is a collection of poetry that wants to spread a “blanket of wild buckwheat over a meadow,” and does just that. What is the meadow of this book? It is memory, both personal and collective, bringing voices of many poets, spoken through the same mouth to us in English: “it is summer everywhere, except war.” Livshin is in conversation with two poetic masters, our contemporary Vladimir Gandelsman, and a great 20th century poet Anna Akhmatova. Registration is required for this event. To learn more about this event, clickhere.