Boston – Dec 05 2001

Let’s get together informally to keep up the good spirit. Contact mia@eurocircle.com

Rande Gerber has made a name for himself as the man behind Cindy Crawford and a slew of ultra trendy, ultra successful New York bars.
Whiskey Park, Gerber’s first Boston outpost, attracts a diverse crowd, from leather-clad Euros to Beacon Hill hipsters. The Décor Dark wood and sexy dim lighting conspire with old shots of Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger, sending us back to 1970s Manhattan.

Lanky waitresses in hip hugging black dresses exude attitude but remain courteous and attentive. On weekends the bar fills up at around 8pm. Show up
early to avoid standing in line. The tables are always “reserved,” but just cop a spot. If you’re ordering drinks or, even better, food it’s unlikely
anyone will give you the boot. There’s a light selection of average-quality finger foods (quesadillas, chicken skewers and burgers) for early-evening nibbling or for those alcohol-induced munchies.

Boston – Apr 04 2001

Let’s get together informally to keep up the good spirit. Contact mia@eurocircle.com

Rande Gerber has made a name for himself as the man behind Cindy Crawford and a slew of ultra trendy, ultra successful New York bars. Whiskey Park, Gerber’s first Boston outpost, attracts a diverse crowd, from leather-clad Euros to Beacon Hill hipsters. The Décor Dark wood and sexy dim lighting conspire with old shots of Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger, sending us back to 1970s Manhattan.

Lanky waitresses in hip hugging black dresses exude attitude but remain courteous and attentive. On weekends the bar fills up at around 8pm. Show up
early to avoid standing in line. The tables are always “reserved,” but just cop a spot. If you’re ordering drinks or, even better, food it’s unlikely anyone will give you the boot. There’s a light selection of average-quality finger foods (quesadillas, chicken skewers and burgers) for early-evening nibbling or for those alcohol-induced munchies.

Boston – Nov 21 & 22 2014

Join us for a program of short films from the 13 countries that have joined the European Union since 2004. The program was curated by the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and is supported by the EU Delegation to the US. Co-sponsored by the Department of Film & Television, Boston University College of Communication.

Friday, November 21 6 to 9 PM
Saturday, November 22, 2 to 5 PM
(The full program will be screened both days.)

Boston University College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B-05.

Free and open to the public.

The Goethe-Institut Washington, The European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) Washington, DC, and the European Union Delegation to the United States developed the idea of celebrating the tenth anniversary of the eastward expansion of the European Union by assembling a selection of short films from the 13 newest member states: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia.

Visit website for program: http://www.bu.edu/european/2014/10/09/faces-from-eastern-europe-13-short-films-from-13-countries-in-the-european-union/

Boston – Apr 24 2014

Join EuroCircle and BU Center for the Study of Europe for a reading and conversation with prize-winning Spanish writer, poet, essayist, and translator Andrès Neuman!

Neuman is the author of El viajero del siglo (published in the US as Traveller of the Century by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2012), winner of the Alfaguara Prize and the National Critics Prize and selected among the books of the year by the critics of El Pais, El Mundo, The Guardian, The Independent, Financial Times, and by the Dutch newspapers NRC Handelsblad and De Volkskrant. This novel was later shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Latino Book Award, the Romulo Gallegos Prize (given to the best Spanish language novel published during the two previous years), and also longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award.

The event will be moderated by Alicia Borinsky, Professor of Spanish at Boston University. Like Neuman, Borinsky was born in Argentina. She is a fiction writer, poet and literary critic who has published extensively in English and Spanish in the United States, Latin America and Europe.

This event takes place as part of our “European Voices” series – an ongoing series of conversations with artists and writers, activists and intellectuals exploring questions at the intersection of politics and culture. Co-sponsored by the literary journal AGNI and the Department of Romance Studies at Boston University. Funded in part by the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC.

Boston – Nov 20 2013

Join us on Wednesday, November 20, for Russian Voices: Readings and Conversations with contemporary Russian poets Polina Barskova, Anna Glazova, and Maria Stepanova. This event celebrates the release by Zephyr Press of Relocations, a new anthology of Russian poetry, and brings together the three poets whose works are collected in the book and two of their English language translators (Catherine Ciepiela and Sibelan Forrester). Also participating are local poet Katia Kapovich, BU faculty members Olga Livshin, Yuri Corrigan, and Katherine O’Connor, and Jim Kates, Zephyr Press.

The symposium features individual panel discussions with each of the poets and a concluding roundtable, to be moderated by Katia Kapovich (see schedule below). The poetry sessions will be followed by a “philosophical cabaret” performance featuring Russian Jewish singer and songwriter Psoy Korolenko and musical collaborator Alyona Alyonkova, a reception, and a book-signing. The performance, entitled “Russian Riches,” contains compositions based on texts by Russian poets of the 20th century.

11:30 Welcome: Katherine O’Connor + Jim Kates
11:45 Panel I: Polina Barskova + Cathy Ciepiela
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Panel II: Anna Glazova + Olga Livshin
3:15 Break
3:30 Panel III: Maria Stepanova + Sibelan Forrester
4:45 Break
5:00 Roundtable: Katia Kapovich (Moderator), Polina Barskova, Cathy Ciepiela, Yuri Corrigan, Sibelan Forrester, Anna Glazova, Olga Livshin + Maria Stepanova •
7:00 “Russian Riches” Philosophical Cabaret Performance, Reception + Book-Signing: Psoy Korolenko + Alyona Alyonkova

Free and Open to the Public. Join us for all or part of the celebration. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Europe and the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, the literary journal AGNI and Zephyr Press with support from the Center for the Humanities at Boston University and the Jewish Cultural Endowment.

Photo Credit:
Marc Chagall’s 1914 oil on canvas, “Study for `Over Vitebsk.’”

Boston – Nov 21 2013

Join us on Thursday, November 21, for an evening of conversation with Dubravka Ugresic, one of Europe’s most distinctive novelists and essayists. From her early postmodernist excursions, to her elegiac reckonings in fiction and the essay with the disintegration of her Yugoslav homeland and the fall of the Berlin Wall, through to her more recent writings on popular and literary culture, Ugresic’s work is marked by a rare combination of irony, polemic, and compassion. The event will be moderated by Igor Lukes, Professor of International Relations and History.

Reception (wine, beer, small bites) and book-signing to follow.

Following degrees in Comparative and Russian Literature, Dubravka Ugresic worked for many years at the University of Zagreb’s Institute for Theory of Literature, successfully pursuing parallel careers as both a writer and as a scholar. In 1991, when war broke out in the former Yugoslavia, Ugresic took a firm anti-war stance, critically dissecting retrograde Croatian and Serbian nationalism, the stupidity and criminality of war, becoming a target for nationalist journalists, politicians, and fellow writers in the process. Subjected to prolonged public ostracization and persistent media harassment, she left Croatia in 1993. In a voluntary exile that has in time become emigration, her books have been translated into over twenty languages. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

This event takes place as part of our “European Voices” series – an ongoing series of conversations with artists and writers, activists and intellectuals exploring questions at the intersection of politics and culture. Co-sponsored by the literary journal AGNI. Funded in part by the European Commission Delegation in Washington DC.

By BU Center for the Study of Europe – contact Gülce Aşkın or Elizabeth Amrien for more info