Please join us for a poetry reading
and presentation with poet and professor
Tomas Venclova (Yale University, Emeritus)
“Narratives of Pluralism in
Lithuania’s Past and Present.”
Professor Venclova will be joined by Jonathan Brent (Executive Director of the YIVO Institute for
Jewish Research, New York), Mindaugas Kvietkauskas (Minister of Culture of Lithuania) and
Faina Kukliansky (President of Jewish Community of Lithuania) for a panel discussion on the topic
of multiculturalism and Lithuanian-Jewish Relations in present-day Lithuania, and on the role of
culture and literature in contributing to narratives of pluralism.
Event moderator - Karen Underhill,
Assistant Professor of Polish and Jewish Studies, UIC Dept. of Polish, Russian and Lithuanian
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
at 6 PM @ University of Illinois at Chicago – East Campus Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted, Room SCE 302
Event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the event, please contact
or call (312) 994-8260.