Wives, Widows, & Whoopee: The Lives and Loves of Russian Women

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room 1508 E. Helen Street Tucson, AZ 85721  

Russian women speak for themselves. A vengeful widow sending birds as incendiary bombs to raze enemy territory. A wife and mother abandoning her family to wage war against Napoleon. A cross-dressing saint. A Bolshevik revolutionary espousing free love. A brilliant bisexual poet. Meet these and other trail-blazing, hell-raising, rule-breaking, mold-shattering Russian women in readings of poetry and prose by members of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies. Join us for a dessert & champagne reception at 6:00 p.m. before the presentation.  
This reading is the finale to this year’s Humanities Week, October 13 – 17, presented by the University of Arizona College of Humanities. All Humanities Week events are free and open to the public and most are held in the Dorothy Rubel Room at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street, unless otherwise noted.  The College of Humanities is home to programs devoted to the study of the world’s languages, literatures, and cultures. The college consists of 13 individual units as well as several other academic and overseas-study programs.

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