A Torba of Cool: Ukrainian Slang Today

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
7:00pm
Harriman Institute Atrium, 12th Floor International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street

Please join the Harriman Institute for a presentation on language, literature and journalism in today’s Ukraine by writer and journalist, Svitlana Pyrkalo.

Ms. Pyrkalo is a London-based Ukrainian writer and journalist. She works for the BBC Ukrainian service and presents the Friday interactive evening programme in Ukrainian from London. She is also the administrator of the BBC Ukrainian annual book prize.

In 1998, she compiled and published The First Dictionary of Ukrainian Slang, consisting of 2700 entries. In 1999 her first short novel, Green Margarita, was awarded 2nd place in a Smoloskyp publishers contest for young writers.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Dr. Mark Andryczyk at (212) 854-4697 or ma2634@columbia.edu