Russian Talent Show

6:30 PM · Porter House

ORBITA • A Russian-English Poetry Reading

November 14, 2016: an award-winning literary and artistic collective based in Riga, Latvia. Semyon Khanin, Artur Punte, Vladimir Svetlov and Sergei Timofejev joined by their English translators

Out of Steppe: Borodin’s Prince Igor and Operatic Russia’s Seductive “Other”

On Friday, February 28 at 4:00 pm, renowned opera critic David Shengold (Amherst Class of ’81) will present an illustrated talk entitled:  Out of Steppe:  Borodin’s Prince Igor and Operatic Russia’s Seductive “Other."  The talk will be held at the Amherst College Center for Russian Culture (Webster, 2nd Floor), and a reception will follow.

(Please note: on Saturday, March 1, the Hadley Cinemark will screen the Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of Borodin’s opera, beginning at noon.)

Poetry Reading with Polina Barskova and Anna Glazova

On Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 pm two leading Russian poets, Polina Barskova and Anna Glazova, will read from their work in Russian and in English translation.  Their poetry appears together in the recent three-poet anthology RELOCATIONS, published by Zephyr Press and edited by Catherine Ciepiela.  The reading will take place in Pruyne Auditorium, on the first floor of Fayerweather on the Amherst College campus.  The event is sponsored by Amherst College's Creative Writing Program.


Copeland Colloquium: Translator Talks

Please join us for an October "mini-series" of lectures by exciting younger translators of Russian literature.  This will be a great opportunity to learn from and to meet professional translators in our field.  The mini-series is sponsored by the Amherst College Copeland Colloquium, whose theme this year is "Words in Transit: the Cultures of Translation."  Please contact Catherine Ciepiela (caciepiela@amherst.edu) for further information.

SERGEY GANDLEVSKY - Leading Russian Poet Reads from New Memoir, November 9th at 5:00 pm

Sergey Gandlevsky will be reading at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture next Monday at 5:00.  The occasion is the appearance in English of his award-winning memoir, Trepanation of my Skull.  He will read from that book, as well as from his poetry, all excellently translated into English by Suzanne Fusso.

Anna K - Russian Major Shawna Grajek's Senior Project

We are delighted to announce that Shawna Grajek's Senior Project, "Anna K," will be presented on February 20-22 at 8:00 in Kirby Theater.

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” --Leo Tolstoy, "Anna Karenina"

"Anna K" is an adaptation of Tolstoy’s novel for the stage, which follows Anna’s unhappy marriage to her husband and traces the erosion of her passion for her lover. Anna’s brother lives in a compromised arrangement with his wife. "Anna K" sets the love and marriage of Levin and Kitty as a contrast-- the happy family.

In Translation: An Evening with Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4:30 PM in the Frost Library Friendly Periodical Room at Amherst College, two renowned, prize-winning translators of Russian classics return to Amherst College for an evening of conversation and discussion of their craft and their most recent projects.