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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 5/13-21/2016

Friday, May 13, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: The Literary Legacy of ÁLVARO MUTIS
Charlotte Rogers, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Assistant Professor of Spanish Charlotte Rogers (University of Virginia) will discuss the work and legacy of Álvaro Mutis, one of Colombia’s most prominent poets and prose writers, author of the acclaimed compendium “Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll.” This event is co-sponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress.
Location: Whittall Pavillion, Jefferson Building, ground floor. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
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Monday, May 16, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: The Blumenthals of the Upper-Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Dr. Janette Silverman, Genealogist

In celebration of the Jewish-American Heritage Month, the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress, the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, and The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington jointly present a lecture “The Blumenthals of the Upper-Lower Peninsula of Michigan” by Dr. Janette Silverman.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Sharon Horowitz at (202) 707-3780 or [email protected]
Please allow time to clear security.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk:  The Mind of the African Strongman
by Ambassador Herman J. Cohen

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division invites you to a talk by Ambassador Herman J. Cohen on his latest publication, “The Mind of the African Strongman.” Ambassador Cohen is a career ambassador and former Assistant Secretary of State.  His book reflects on nearly four decades of work throughout the African continent, sharing stories of his personal encounters with some of Africa’s most legendary leaders and an account of dealing with U.S. Presidents, Secretaries of State, and other key leaders shaping U.S. foreign policy toward Africa in the post-colonial/Cold War era.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South
Event is free and open to the public. Book signing to follow.
Contact: Laverne Page (202) 707-1979, [email protected]
Please allow time to clear security.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016, noon – 1:00 p.m.
The European Division, Library of Congress in Partnership with the Embassy of Slovenia Presents Slovenian Poet Cvetka Lipuš

Award-winning poet Cvetka Lipuš, a member of Austria’s Slovenian minority, writes poetry in her first language, despite having lived outside Slovenia for most of her adult life. After living in Pittsburgh for more than 15 years, Ms. Lipuš moved to Salzburg, Austria, in 2009. Much of the poetry in her seven published collections has been translated into several languages, and she has received fellowships and literary awards in various countries, including the Slovenian government’s prestigious national Prešeren Award.

Introductory remarks by Prof. Dr. Vesna Kondrič Horvat, University of Maribor, will be followed by the author’s talk, a moderated discussion, and a poetry reading in English.

This presentation honors the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Slovenia, and is part of the European Month of Culture.

Location: European Division Conference Room, LJ-250, second floor, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.  20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Free and open to the public.
For information contact: Erika Spencer (202) 707-4371, [email protected]; or the European Reading Room (202) 707-4515.
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