Poet, publisher and musician Kirill Medvedev is one of Russia’s most provocative and controversial literary figures. On 21st October, during a short visit to Britain, he will be in Oxford for just one reading for Friction Talks. Like his friends Pussy Riot he is a fierce critic of Putin’s regime, but the poetry in ‘It’s No Good’, his first collection to be translated into English, is equally illuminating about the personal struggle to remain creative and find meaning in everyday life. He will be introduced by Andrew Kahn, Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Oxford.
Krill Medvedev, 21 October 2015, 6.30 for 7.00pm, Quarter Horse Coffee, 76 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JB. This event is free.
We are also proud to announce our crowd-funding initiative on indiegogo to support our programme of events, which includes a talk and film with George Monbiot at the Ultimate Picture Palace on 11 November. We have a fabulous range of perks: books and diaries from cult London publisher Redstone Press; hand-made cards, artist-designed T-shirts and prints; and special editions by leading artists Stanley Donwood and Patrick Keiller. Please visit our page to watch a video, learn more about the campaign and discover all the gifts you’ll need for Christmas!
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Photograph by Sofia Akimova