Thursdays with Anna & Fyodor: Birthday Edition

Nov 11, 2021

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

University of Iowa Main Library, Main Library Gallery

125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

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The image says Thursdays with Anna and Fyodor, Birthday Edition. It features a stylized illustration of Dostoevsky in a party  hat.

Exhibition curator Dr. Anna Barker will be in the Main Library Gallery from 3:00pm - 5:00pm for casual discussions about Fyodor Dostoevsky, his works, and the exhibit. Feel free to drop in any time during this event to meet Dr. Barker and ask questions. This event will also include light refreshments and a musical performance for the 200th anniversary of Dostoevsky's birth.

Special additions for November 11:
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Light refreshments will be served in celebration of Fyodor Dostoevsky's birthday. (November 11, 1821.)
4:00pm - The choir from St. Raphael Orthodox Church in Iowa City will perform a few musical selections, including a birthday song in honor of Dostoevsky.

All events in the Main Library Gallery are free to attend.

About the exhibit: From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200 is dedicated to the life and work of the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881). Curated by Dr. Anna Barker, University of Iowa professor of Russian literature, it covers the entirety of Dostoevsky’s prolific literary career. His youth, his years of exile in Siberia, a period of gambling addiction, and his philosophical and theological teachings are explored in the context of Russian historical events and many of his most famous novels, from Poor Folk to The Brothers Karamazov.  

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