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Literary evenings

 
 
April 23
Egon Hostovský´s Message to the Present-day Reader

6.00 p.m. Educational and Cultural Center of the Jewish Museum in Prague, Maiselova Street 15, Prague 1
Literary evening commemorating the centenary of the birth of this leading Czech 20th century prose-writer prepared by Vlasta Skalická. Introduced by literary critic Vladimír Karfík, excerpts from the writer’s books will be read by Táňa Fischerová and Jan Kačer. (Held as part of a free cycle entitled Franz Kafka Inspires Czech Literature).
 
April 28
María Kodama and her guests

5.30 p.m. Franz Kafka Society, Široká Street 14, Prague 1
Literary evening featuring María Kodama, wife of Jorge Luis Borges and president of the Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges.
Consecutive interpreting Spanish / Czech
 
April 30
Jan Vodňanský – literary evening

6.00 p.m. Franz Kafka Society, Široká Street 14, Prague 1
Literary evening featuring this Czech poet and writer.
 
May 5
Bernard Michel - Prague, Belle époque. Lecture

6.00 p.m. French Institute in Prague, Štěpánská Street 35, Prague 1
Lecture by the French historian, professor emeritus of Université Paris I where he founded and led the Institute for the Study of Contemporary History of Central Europe. He will present a new interpretation of Franz Kafka´s works, published in the book “Prague, Belle époque 1890-1928“, just put out by the Aubier-Flammarion Publishers.
Simultaneous interpreting French / Czech
 
May 6
Petr Borkovec – literary evening

6.00 p.m. Franz Kafka Society, Široká Street 14, Prague 1
Literary evening featuring this Czech poet and translator.
 
May 7
Václav Cílek – literary evening

6.00 p.m. Franz Kafka Society, Široká Street 14, Prague 1
Literary evening featuring this Czech natural scientist, geologist but also author of a remarkable book entitled Borges´s World inspired by the works of Jorge Luis Borges.
 
May 12
Cristina Piňa – literary evening and lecture

5.30 p.m. Instituto Cervantes, Na rybníčku 536/6, Prague 2
This Argentine writer, poetess and literary critic will give a lecture on the subject Buenos Aires as the Western border in the works of Jorge Luis Borges.
Simultaneous interpreting Czech / Spanish
 
May 14
Marcelo Abadi – literary evening and lecture

5.30 p.m. Franz Kafka Society, Široká Street 14, Prague 1
This Argentine writer and philosopher will lecture on the subject From the Cabbalists to the Jew with Sad Eyes.
Consecutive interpreting Spanish / Czech
 
May 19
Arnošt Lustig – literary evening

6.00 p.m. Franz Kafka Society, Široká Street 14, Prague 1
Literary evening featuring one of the greatest Czech contemporary writers.
 
May 21
Arnošt Goldflam – literary evening, reading from the author’s works

6.00 p.m. Educational and Cultural Center of the Jewish Museum in Prague, Maiselova Street 15, Prague 1
This outstanding Czech playwright, writer and actor will read from his new play Doma u Hitlerů (The Hitler Family at Home) (this play was nominated for Alfréd Radok Prize for 2007).
 
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