The Russian Book Club in Cambridge is one of many initiatives of CamRuSS. It was open in December 2010, and was originally coordinated by Yekaterina Gorodova (2010-11), who has been a constant source of inspiration, new challenges and endeavours, and ‘burning-hot’, ‘just-out-of-the-oven’ Russian literary news.
The idea of the Club is to read one or two fiction books written in Russian and discuss them at the next meeting. The meetings take place once a month, usually on the first Monday or Tuesday of the month, in one of the members’ houses or in a cafe, in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We have tea and cake, lots of fun and share our deep thoughts and observations, all at the same time! Admission is free, and new members are very welcome.
The Club has published a few issues of “Literaturniy Listok”, an electronic newsletter, covering the most recent happenings in the Club and literature news in general.
On the initiative of Yekaterina Gorodova and the Club members, an internationally acclaimed contemporary Russian writer, Dina Rubina, was invited to Cambridge, and met with the Russian-speaking community in King’s College in April 2011.
We also held a special meeting devoted to Pushkin’s poetry on his anniversary on 6th June 2011.
There are many exciting plans for the future, such as theatre and cinema trips in order to see the plays and films based on the books we read, attending authors’ readings and book fairs.
Please get in touch, if you are interested, have a suggestion, or would like to join. Please email Yelena Karl, our new Project Coordinator, on: email@example.com