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book signing event for


A Bilingual Anthology of Ukrainian Literature
Translated by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps
as Performed by Yara Arts Group

The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th St (between 2nd & 3rd Aves) New York
Friday, November 21, 2008 at 7PM

with appearances by:
Sean Eden, Peter McCabe, Olga Shuhan, Shona Tucker,
Virlana Tkacz, Wanda Phipps and friends

Plus the screening of
A Light from the East
Amy Grappell's documentary about
the 1991 events in Ukraine
as Yara performed its first show
now reedited and released on DVD

Yara Arts Group will celebrate the publication of In a Different Light, the anthology of Ukrainian poetry that Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps translated to create the texts for Yara's theatre pieces. The book features the works of 37 authors, both in the original and in English translations. Also included are Lesia Ukrainka's play Forest Song and epics, ritual songs, and incantations. Yara theatre pieces that generated the translations are described in a seperate section that includes 32 color photographs from Yara's productions. The book, edited by Olha Luchuk, with an introduction by Natalia Pylypiuk, was published by Sribne Slovo Press in Lviv.

The book launch event will include a presentation of projected photographs from the productions by Virlana Tkacz, while Wanda Phipps and Yara actors read. The evening will also include a screening of Amy Grappell's "A Light from the East" to celebrate its release on DVD. Book signing and reception will follow.

You can read some of the translations:

Pavlo Tychyna's "Rhythm"
Ludmyla Taran's "India Ink"
Oleh Lysheha's "Song 212"
Attila Mohylny "Flying South Through the Night"
Oksana Zabuzhko's "Symptoms of Poetry"

See more on presentations of In A Different Light in Kyiv and Lviv and in New York at the Shevchenko Society (NTSh) and In A Different Light Festival at Ukrainian Institute in New York More on the book In A Different Light

photo credits:
cover designed by Rostyslav Luzhetsky
featuring Sean Eden and Rebecca Moore in A Light From the East
photo by Watoku Ueno
photos from the NTSh event by Volodymyr Tkachenko
above: Virlana Tkacz,
right: representative from the Ukrainian Mission to the UN
greets Wanda Phipps and Virlana Tkacz

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