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Title:
BOOK TALK: Tales from Slovak Castles
When:
03.12.2011 - 03.12.2011 11.00 h
Where:
Bertucci's Restaurant - Washinngton D.C,
Category:
Book Reading

Description

 



Saturday, March 12, 2011

BOOK TALK: TALES FROM SLOVAK CASTLES

Talk by Lucy King and Sylvia Lorinc

Where: Bertucci’s Restaurant (private room), 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. (next to George Washington University) (map)

When: 11:00am

Cost: The talk is free, but individuals will order and pay for their own lunch (Restaurant menu)

Tales from Slovak Castles, written by Lucy King and Sylvia Lorinc, is based on Dr. Ludovit Janota'sSlovenske hrady, a collection of oral tales that was published in 1935 and is currently out of print. The stories from 15 castles in Slovakia include romance, war, mystery, comedy, and myth. Each chapter introduces a castle and then follows it up with a tale and notes explaining the historic significance of the people in the tale. 

Lucille P. King was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to parents of Slovak descent. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelors degree in economics and later received a teaching certificate in mathematics from California University. Lucy studied the Slovak language with Sylvia Lorinc, at the University of Pittsburgh, and at Comenius University in Bratislava. Currently, she owns the store La Boheme and the Connellsville Bed and Breakfast, located along the Great Allegheny Passage in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. 

Sylvia M. Lorinc was born in Bratislava, but left Slovakia with her mother after the Soviet Invasion in 1968, living as refugees in Austria until Canada offered them political asylum. It was in Montreal that she met her future husband, John Lorinc, an American, and moved to the United States after marrying. At the University of Pittsburgh Sylvia earned a bachelors and a masters degree, then taught Slovak at the University of Pittsburgh, and Russian for the Pittsburgh School District. Sylvia knew Dr. Janota, the author of the original work, when she was a little girl in Bratislava. A close friend of the family, he often entertained them by telling these stories. So rapturously did Sylvia listen, that Dr. Janota, who had no heirs, willed her these books. 

Copies of Tales from Slovak Castles will be available for purchase and signing.

Venue

Venue:
Bertucci's Restaurant
Street:
2000 Pennsylvania Ave N.W.
City:
Washinngton D.C,
State:
District of Columbia
Country:
Country: us

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