Reputed Belarusian authors Alhierd Bakharevich and Viktar Martsinovich will be the guests at today’s meeting of Svetlana Aleksievich’s Intellectual Club in Minsk. Belsat TV will livestream the event.
After receiving the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, the prominent writer declared readiness to spend part of the money prize on the establishment and activity of an intellectual club for Belarus. According to Svetlana Alexievich, she invites interesting people from all over the world to participate in the meetings and discuss hot-button issues.
In December 2016, the club was opened; Olga Sedakova, a Russian translator, poet and theologian, became its first guest. At the invitation of the Belarusian Nobel laureate. writers Vladimir Sorokin, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Ruta Vanagaite, film director Alexander Sokurov, political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky, photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand have already honoured the Belarusian club with their presence.
Bakharevich’s and Martsinovich’s appearance at Tuesday’s meeting comes as a response to criticism of the writer’s not inviting Belarusian guests to the club. The topic for discussion will be ‘The Price Of Compromise”.
The meeting will start at 19.00 on March 26 at the Lithuanian Embassy in Minsk. The livestream will be available on Belsat TV Youtube channel.