Ukrainian Literary Club, Saturday morning coffee

The next meeting of the Ukrainian Literary Club will take place on Saturday, February 25th, at 11AM. We will discuss the life and works of Ukrainian romantic writer and poet Yevhen Hrebinka ( ). 2012 marks the bicentenary of the birth of the internationally renowned author, who was born on 2 February 1812 in the Poltava gubernia, and wrote in both Ukrainian and Russian languages. He is most recognised for his fables and lyrical poems.  Hrebinka took kindly to the young enserfed artist Taras Shevchenko and helped connect him with Saint Petersburg elite who organised Shevchenko’s liberation from serfdom in 1838. He also helped publish Shevchenko’s Kobzar in 1840.

In 1843 Hrebinka wrote a poem Ochi chyornye (Dark Eyes) that would later become a famous Russian song with the same name.

All Welcome. Readings and discussions are held in Ukrainian.