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4 Corners: International Collections Program Calendar 9/16/2016

Ben-HaimMonday, September 19, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: “The Thirteenth Hour: the poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim, translated from the Yiddish by Zelda Kahan Newman,” a reading and discussion with the translator

Rivka Basman Ben-Haim, Israeli award winning Yiddish poet, is one of the last representatives of the golden age of Yiddish poetry. As a young teenager, she witnessed the Nazi destruction of her Jewish world. She began composing Yiddish poems in the Vilna ghetto, and at 90 years, she is still writing poetry. Translator Zelda Kahan Newman, former head of Judaic Studies at Lehman College/CUNY, is a linguist whose specialty is Yiddish, language and culture. For more than two decades, she has translated the Yiddish poetry of Rivka Basman Ben-Haim. This program is jointly organized by the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Easter Division and the Hebrew Language Table of the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.
Location: Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South
For additional information contact: Gail or Galina
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
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Intl' Lit Manoa Korea FlyerMonday, September 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
International Literature Series:
Ko Un, Acclaimed Korean Poet, to Read at Library

The Library of Congress will present Ko Un, a distinguished Korean poet, in a reading on Sept. 19. Ko will read his poetry in Korean and Brother Anthony of Taizé will read the English translations. The reading will be followed by a moderated discussion with MANOA Series Editor Frank Stewart. The Library’s Asian Division will present a tabletop display of Ko’s works in Korean and English. The presentation will be jointly hosted by the Asian Division and the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with MANOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing and with the Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea), a center for promoting Korean literature and culture worldwide. The reading is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.
Location: Mumford Room, Room 649, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394, [email protected]
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2016:
Lecture: “I JUANA LIVE IN AMERICA: AN IMMIGRANT’S [CREATIVE] JOURNEY”

Award-winning illustrator Juana Medina will discuss her work and her artistic journey as a Colombian artist living in the United States. Medina is an illustrator and author for children’s books, as well as a teacher at George Washington University. This event is cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Dining Room A, James Madison Building, 6th floor. Metro stop: Capitol South
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
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tocaryluchar-filmWednesday, September 21, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
FILM: TOCAR Y LUCHAR

To Play and To Fight presents the captivating story of the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System – an incredible network of hundreds of orchestras formed within most of Venezuela’s towns and villages. Once a modest program designed to expose rural children to the wonders of music, the system has become one of the most important and beautiful social phenomena in modern history. Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location: Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd floor
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
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Zvartnots 1Wednesday, September 21, 2016, noon – 2:30 p.m.
The 20th Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture
In Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Republic of Armenia
“A World Monument: Zvart‘nots‘, Armenia, and the Wars of the Seventh Century”
Christina Maranci, Arthur H. Dadian and Ara T. Oztemel Associate Professor of Armenian Art, Tufts University

The Vardanants Day lecture series is sponsored by the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. It is named after the Armenian holiday that commemorates the battle of Avarayr (451 A.D.), which was waged by the Armenian General Vardan Mamikonian and his compatriots against invading Persian troops who were attempting to reimpose Zoroastrianism on the Christian state. As a religious holiday, it celebrates the Armenians’ triumph over forces of assimilation. Maranci’s lecture will focus on the iconic church of Zvart‘nots‘. Though it lies in ruins, the church has long been of interest to those who study the Armenian and Byzantine architecture of the era.
Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: The Northeast Pavilion. Enter through the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, Room 220, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South
Contact: Levon Avdoyan (202) 707 – 5680
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
(Voice/TTY) or email [email protected]
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Xin Wu Talk 9-22-2016Thursday, September 22, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Lecture: A Grand Image with No Form: Eight-views and the East Asian Vision of Landscape
by Professor Xin Wu, College of William & Mary and 2016 Kluge Fellow, Library of Congress

“Eight-views,” as a classical theme in East Asian art, could be traced back to the 11th century. Such artworks focus on capturing beautiful nature scenes of a certain location. Professor Xin Wu will discuss the concept, history and evolution of “Eight-views.” This program is organized by the Asian Division and the Asian Division Friends’ Society. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: Asian Reading Room Foyer, LJ-150, Thomas Jefferson Building. Metro stop: Capitol South.
Contact: Yuwu Song, (202) 707-3683, [email protected]
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Imperioal Exile flyerThursday, September 22, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
Book Talk: Keith Bowers Discussing His New Book, “Imperial Exile: Emperor Haile Selassie in Britain 1936-40”

Keith Bowers, writer and former BBC executive producer, will discuss his book about the gripping story of the exile of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie in Britain in the 1930s.  Haile Selassie took refuge in Bath after fleeing his country to escape the invading armies of the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Copies of Bowers’ book will be available for sale. This program is presented by the Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Free and open to the public. Please allow time to clear security.
Location: African and Middle Eastern Reading Room, LJ-220, second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC. Metro stop: Capitol South.
For Information: Fentahun Tiruneh (202) 707-4163 or email: [email protected]
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americas2016Thursday, September 22, 2016, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
THE 2016 AMÉRICAS AWARD FOR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE

Pam Muñoz Ryan, author of “Echo” (Scholastic Press, 2015), and Ashley Hope Pérez, author of “Out of Darkness” (Carolrhoda Books, 2015) will receive the 2016 Américas Award. The Américas Award is given in recognition of U.S. works of fiction, poetry, folklore, or selected non-fiction (from picture books to works for young adults) published in the previous year in English or Spanish that authentically portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos on the United States.
Cosponsored by the Center for the Book and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, in collaboration with the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).
Location: Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 6th floor
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
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artemisaFriday, September 23, 2016, noon – 1 p.m.
BOOK TALK: “EL SECRETO DE ARTEMISA Y OTRAS HISTORIAS

Director of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language and author Gerardo Piña Rosales will discuss his latest book “El secreto de Artemisa y otras historias.” The event will include commentary by Dr. Carmen Benito Vessels (University of Maryland), Luis Alberto Ambroggio (poet), and Alberto Avendaño (Washington Post).
Cosponsored by the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society of the Library of Congress.
Location:Pickford Theater, James Madison Building, 3rd floor
Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: [email protected]
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European_Sept 29 2016Thursday, September 29, 2016, noon
The European Division presents a discussion with historian Jonathan Kapiloff: Quantifying the Soviet Economic and Social Crisis of 1920: Food Supply, Rail Transport, Fuel, and Demographics.
Mr. Kapiloff earned a B.A. in 1980 from Columbia University, and an M.A. and C. Phil degree (1984) from the University of California at Berkeley.
Location: European Division conference room, LJ-250 (2nd floor, Thomas Jefferson Building)
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