Events | Poet Gerhard Falkner on Franz Kafka

Los Angeles | September 14, 2014 | 4:00 PM

Gerhard Falkner / © A.P. Englert

The Czech Consulate General and Villa Aurora present

Poet Gerhard Falkner on Franz Kafka

Villa Aurora fellow GERHARD FALKNER will discuss the life and work of FRANZ KAFKA, regarded by many as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. The program will include film clips, performance and readings in both English and German.

This event is part of the MUTUAL INSPIRATIONS FESTIVAL, an annual initiative spearheaded by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, focusing on the mutual inspirations between Czech and American cultures and -each year- featuring an extraordinary Czech personality who has greatly influenced and inspired others through his or her work.

Gerhard Falkner ranks among the most important poets of today. He is the recipient of numerous awards and received fellowships of renown international recidences, such as Villa Massimo (Casa Baldi) Rome, Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Spycher Preis Schloss Leuk Swiss, Kulturakademie Tarabya Istanbul and upcoming, Villa Aurora California. His latest book, the „Pergamon Poems“, was a work for the Pergamon Museum in Berlin and was turned into five video-clips, in cooperation with actors from the Berlin Schaubühne.

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