Cortex Innovation Community, 4240 Duncan Ave., Ste. 200
Reception 6:00 p.m., presentation 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Cortex Innovation Community, Havana Room (see below*)
Asst. Professor Julija Šukys, English
"Writing the Real"
Šukys’s work has taken her across Siberia, to Israel, all over Europe and North America, and on imagined voyages to the Sahara desert. She has spent hundreds of hours not only reading the diaries and letters of the dead but also in conversation with the living. In each of her three books (Silence is Death, Epistolophilia, and the forthcoming Siberian Exile), Šukys follows the traces of her subjects—a writer, a Holocaust rescuer, and her own grandmother—and resurrects the stories of small, forgotten lives. The author will read from her work and talk about how and why writers write from reality.
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*Location information for events at Cortex:
Havana Room, 4240 Duncan Ave., Ste. 200, Cortex Innovation Community.
Click here for directions to Cortex. Once inside @4240, to get to Havana, take the elevator to the second floor, then go left and the room will be on your left.