Events: October 2020 September 2020 November 2020
The Václav Havel Library at Tabook
02/10/20 – 03/10/20 Participation on local events
We will introduce both new and tried and tested titles produced by the VHL at this traditional gathering of small publishers and readers, which takes place annually in Tábor, South Bohemia.
On the Romance Novel with Jan Němec and Marta Dzido
October 6, 2020, 19:00
How does one write a romance novel today? In their prose, Jan Němec and Marta Dzido search for a language for love, passion and erotic attraction while also skilfully avoiding the tropes of both romantic potboilers and pornography. Her Frajda and his Možnosti milostného románu (The Possibilities of the Romance Novel) play with the reader, words and the romance genre. You’ve got to love them! More
Václav Havel Symposium on Human Rights China: A Human Rights Conundrum
October 12, 2020, 17:00
In cooperation with Václav Havel Library and Information Centre for Democracy and Human Rights in China. More
Debate with Respekt
October 13, 2020, 19:00
Discussion featuring editors from the weekly Respekt and their hosts on a topical issue. Chaired by Silvie Lauder. More information and the names of guests will be available before the event on www.Václavhavel.cz.
Festival of Democracy at the Václav Havel Library
13/10/20 – 15/10/20
The Festival of Democracy will take its lead in terms of theme from the 24th Forum 2000 conference, which this year will be held purely online under the title “New world on the horizon? How to revive responsibility and solidarity.” Guests in discussions and lectures will focus on finding a path to the renewal of responsibility and solidarity in a radically changing world. More
The Other Europe
October 13, 2020, 17:30
Jacques Rupnik, the author of the film document The Other Europe shot in 1987-88 in Central Europe, will present the international project of digitalisation of the interviews from the film document. Moderated by Ian Willoughby. More information about the project: www.othereurope.com In cooperation with Forum 2000.
Václav Havel Human Rights Dialogues: Women's Rights in the Times of Crisis
October 14, 2020, 16:00
You can watch the discussion live on www.havelchannel.cz More
We’ve Got an Eye-Witness at School – But Can They Be Believed?
October 25, 2020, 17:00
The case of Věra Sosnarová sparked a discussion among both historians and teachers last year. For many years she visited schools, saying she had been imprisoned in the Gulag. However, historian Adam Hradilek discovered that her claims were at complete odds with facts in the archives. More
Donbas – A Report from Ukraine’s Conflict
October 29, 2020, 19:00
The work of Slovak reporter Tomáš Forró centres on crisis zones and military conflicts around the world. He will present the Czech translation of his new book Donbas (Paseka, 2020), in which he describes his reporting assignment inside the war in Ukraine, at the Václav Havel Library. More