Michael Skakun

Michael Skakun discusses issues of exile, displacement, identity, and surviving extremity in this presentation: "At the Mind's Limit: Exile, Memory, and Identity."

Event Venue:

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (Bleecker-Houston)

Event Date:

February 14, 2006, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 6:00 PM

At the Mind's Limit: Exile, Memory, and Identity
Michael Skakun, the author of two wartime narratives — “On Burning Ground: A Son’s Memoir,” an interethnic psychological thriller that captures his father’s survival as perhaps the ultimate chameleon; and of the forthcoming “Tattered Silk: A Eurasian Odyssey,” his mother’s wartime coming-of-age story — will discuss the existential imperative of memory, the vocabulary of forms and symbols that help the human being survive extremity. He will also examine the often indissoluble links between exile, displacement, and identity.

F Train to 2nd Ave / 6 train to Bleecker/ $ 10 Admission
Tickets $ 10

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