Dear San Francisco friends — to celebrate the publication of my collection of stories (Хлоп-страна, Moscow, 2016), I’m planning a book party at Alley Cat Books at 2 pm on February 25, 2017. The book is in Russian, but to celebrate its release with my San Francisco peers, the party will be in English, dedicated to exploring how Russian literature and Russian themes have acted within the global, and more specifically, American context. Russian literature offers a long tradition of resistance—to the tsar, to the Communist regime, to the new age of hybrid warfare. Come join the conversation! Для тех, кто читает по-русски, у меня есть экземпляры книги и ещё что-то вкусное..
The formal part of the afternoon will be followed by a participatory reading. Sign up for a chance to read five to seven minutes of material, English originals or excerpts from your favorite 20th or 21st Century Russian-language writers in English translation. To sign up, please send me a note (bowlga at gmail).
Oh, and… This is happening the day after my birthday—there will be cake!