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Soviet Diaspora Poetry with the Cheburashka Collective

Illustration by    Marc Kompaneyets   .

Illustration by Marc Kompaneyets.

Saturday August 17 * 7 pm * $10 * TICKETS

Soviet Diaspora Poetry with the Cheburashka Collective

Marina Blitshteyn
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
Gala Mukomolova
Alina Pleskova
Tanya Paperny

A night of poetry, incantation, and community.

This event brings together members of the Cheburashka Collective, a growing group of women and nonbinary writers from the Soviet diaspora.

Though scattered across the globe and the U.S., many members of the Soviet diaspora share a love for Cheburashka, a Russian cartoon character who represents both outsiderness and friendship, strangeness and cuteness. As immigrants, émigrés, and refugees, Collective members experience the dual pull of nostalgia and alienation, and their work offers an important counterpoint to expectations of assimilation.

These writers will gather in Washington, D.C., home to a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multilingual refugee community, to share poems and dialogue.

Join us.

$10 suggested donation at the door, no one turned away due to lack of funds.

Accessibility: The venue can be accessed by a gravel path and ramp, however, there is no accessible restroom on-site.

This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers.