Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event: Yevgeny Yevtushenko in film and in person

Yevgeny Yevtushenko is one of the living masters of Russian literature. His larger-than-life personality led him from his childhood in Siberia to become one of the few living poets able to fill the Madison Square Garden to the rafters. He belongs to the generation of so-called "Sixtiers," the group of writers, artists and dissidents who came to prominence during the “Thaw” and who shaped the cultural landscape of the late Soviet period. Yevtushenko is first and foremost a poet, but he tried his hand in fiction and film-making. Registration is mandatory. Limited seating. This event is in Russian.

The reading by Yevgeny Yevtushenko will be preceded by screening of a documentary by Nina Zaretskaya, Should the Clover Rustle in the Meadow... Yevgeny Yevtushenko, (39 min, 2012). The film was made in honor of the poet's 80th birthday.

Registration begins on September 1, 2015 at Brown Paper Tickets.

More information is here.

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