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Ukrainian writers have been working across literary genres to reimagine the country’s cultural narratives and establish new languages of self-determination. Reflecting on the possibilities of storytelling as a mode of civic engagement, our speakers share a selection of key works from Ukraine’s recent repertoire of dramatic literature, poetry, and prose. The readings will be followed by discussion of the role literature plays in light of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Skin Deep by playwright Nataliia Blok (Kherson), translated by Keren Klimovsky, read by Molly Flynn, specialist on contemporary Ukrainian theatre (London)
A Loss: The Story of a Dead Soldier Told by His Sister by Olesya Khromeychuk, read by author Khromeychuk, director of Ukrainian Institute London
Poems by Ukrainian poet Iryna Shuvalova (Kyiv/Nanjing), translated by Uilleam Blacker, read by Maria Montague, deputy director of Ukrainian Institute London
All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Ukrainian Institute London’s programmes to support displaced Ukrainians. If you are able to donate more than £20 please support our crowdfunder here .
This event is co-organized by Ukrainian Institute London, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, and Camden People’s Theatre.
We are offering free tickets for displaced Ukrainians for this event. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.
Illustration: Hanna Strizh
"The seed commission has made me feel supported, not just as an artist but also a woman of colour whose story needs to be heard."
CPT Commissioned Artist