04. 30. 2017. 11:00

Brody Lit Nite - with Péter Závada

Join us to peek inside Péter Závada's head on May 2nd! Hungarian Literature Online and Brody Studios' next monthly literary discussion evening for members of Brody Club, their guests, and the readers of HLO is here again. Our new guest is Péter Závada!

The evenings will bring discussions with the best contemporary Hungarian writers to an English-speaking audience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, presenting Hungarian literature in an accessible and engaging form. Each evening will feature a different invited guest – a writer or literary figure – in discussion (in English) with one of the editors of HLO, with readings from their translated work, and plenty of scope for contributions from the audience.

For our third event, at 8 p.m. on the 2nd May,

we’re moving from wise old owls to thrusting young bucks, and are very excited to have the outstanding and multi-talented

Péter Závada

in conversation with Mark Baczoni, editor of HLO.

photo: Gábor Valuska

The young poet and dramatist whose second book of poems, Mész, appeared in 2015 to popular success. More recently, he has – based on our last guest, Ádám Nádasdy’s translations – prepared the stage adaptations of the successful recent productions of Shakespeare’s As you like it and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as Moliere’s School for Wives. He is also famous as a member of the legendary rap and slam poetry group Akkezdet Phiai.

His poetry is deeply personal, almost confessional, his theatre work razor-sharp, playful, humorous, and thought-provoking, and his style articulate and approachable. What does all that add up to? An unmissable evening in the company of one of the real stars of contemporary Hungarian poetry and theatre.

Závada was born in 1982 in Budapest and has degrees in English and Italian from ELTE University and Theatre Studies from the Károli Gáspár Protestant University. His plays have been performed in the Katona József, Belvárosi and Trafó theatres and his work has appeared in such Hungarian literary journals as Jelenkor, Élet és Irodalom and Műút, and in English translation in The White Review in the UK and Cordite poetry magazine in Australia.

We’ll be talking to Péter about writing, loss, poetry, the theatre, translation, adaptation, versions, growing up in a literary household and much, much more. It promises to be a truly special evening, so even if you only leave the house once this year, do come and join us for a night of literature, drinks, and discussion. See you all there!

Event schedule:

18.00 Doors open

20.00 Discussion starts

Entrance fee:

Members: 1000 HUF | Guests: 1500 HUF



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