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Welcome Drinks followed by a Conversation with Kai Aareleid and Patrick McGuinness
At our welcome event students got the opportunity to meet our organising committee, and hear about OCCT’s Michaelmas 2018 programme.
Our welcome drinks was followed by a conversation with Patrick McGuinness, the British novelist and poet, and Kai Aareleid, the Estonian novelist, translator, and performance poet. Aareleid’s historical saga, Burning Cities (2018), is set in post-war Soviet Estonia. McGuinness’s novel The Last Hundred Days (2011) explores the disintegration of the communist regime in Romania. At this event the two authors meditated upon writing and translation from the peripheries of formerly soviet Europe. Aareleid also read from her recent work.
This conversation was sponsored by the British Council and the Estonian Literature Centre.