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    (In Russian, and another version here)

    Interview (in Russian) with Pyotr Aleshkovsky on his Moscow radio program "Факультет ненужных вещей"


    Using Черный русский: История одной судьбы (The Black Russian) as a point of departure, Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief of Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, leads a far-ranging discussion (in Russian) with two guests of cultural stereotypes about emigrants.


    Video of my talk at the University of New Haven on April 10, 2019




    September 27, 2012--"'The Black Russian' and Interdisciplinarity," Working Group on Interdisciplinarity in Slavic Studies, 4:00 pm, Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, Connecticut

    November 15, 2012--"The Black Russian," Endeavors Series, Department of African American Studies, Yale University, Thursday, 11:45 am-1:15 pm, Gordon Parks Room, 201, 81 Wall Street , New Haven, Connecticut

    March 11, 2013--Two Events: Appearance on "Charlotte Talks" radio program, Charlotte, North Carolina, WFAE 90.7, Monday, 9 am; and talk about The Black Russian and signing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St., Asheville, North Carolina, Monday, 7:00 pm. (audio)

    March 12, 2013--Talk about The Black Russian at Clemson University, South Carolina, Self Auditorium, Strom Thurmond Institute, Tuesday, 5:00 pm.

    March 13, 2013--Talk about The Black Russian at University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Fretwell Building, Room 100, Wednesday, 2:00 pm.

    March 19, 2013--Two Events:  Talk and signing, Special "History is Lunch" Session, Mississippi Department of History and Archives, William F. Winter Building, 200 North Street, Jackson, Tuesday, 12-1 pm; and talk and signing at Lemuria Books, 202 Banner Hall 4465 I-55 North, Jackson, Tuesday, 5:00 pm.

    March 20, 2013--Talk and signing at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, McCool Hall 111, Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 pm.

    March 21, 2013--Two events:  Appearance on "Live at 9" TV Program, News Channel 3, WREG Memphis, TN, 9-10 am (video);  and talk and signing at TurnRow Book Company, 304 Howard Street, Greenwood, Mississippi, Thursday, 5:30 pm.

    March 22, 2013--Reception, talk, and signing at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center (Cutrer Mansion), 109 Clark Street, Clarksdale, Mississippi, sponsored by the Carnegie Public Library, Coahoma Community College, and the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, Friday, 5:00-7:00 pm. (video)

    March 23, 2013--Two Events:  Talk at Oxford Conference for the Book, Oxford,Mississippi, Saturday, 1:30 pm; and signing at Off Square Books, Oxford, MS, Saturday, 4:45 pm.

    April 3, 2013--Talk and signing sponsored by the Princeton Alumni Association of Eastern Connecticut, 100 Edgehill Road, New Haven, CT 06511, Wednesday, 5:30 pm.

    April 4, 2013--Talk and signing at the Brown University Bookstore, 244 Thayer St., Providence, Rhode Island, Thursday, 5:30 pm.

    April 9, 2013--Master's Tea talk, Branford College, Yale University, Master’s House, 80 High Street, New Haven, CT, Tuesday, 4 pm.

    April 11, 2013--Talk at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 494 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Thursday, 5:00 pm.

    April 12, 2013--Talk and signing at The Book Stall (with taping for broadcast by C-SPAN BookTV), 811 Elm Street, Winnetka, Illinois, Friday, 7:00 pm. (video).

    April 13, 2013--Talk at Pritzker College Prep, 4131 W. Cortland Street, Chicago, Saturday, 10:30 am to 12.

    April 18, 2013--Four events in Washington, D. C.:  Talk at Howard University, Founders Library, Browsing Room, Thursday, 10:30 am (preceded by a talk for students at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science at 9 am).  Live appearance on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU Radio 88.5, 1-2 pm (audio and transcript).  And talk at Georgetown University, sponsored by the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Intercultural Center Building (ICC), McGhee Library, Room 301, Thursday, 4:00 pm. (video).

    April 19, 2013--Talk and signing sponsored by "Russkiy Mir" Center at American Councils for International Education, Large Conference Room (12th floor), 1828 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, Friday, 7 pm.

    April 20, 2013--Appearance on Dr. Wilmer Leon's "Inside the Issues" live radio program on Sirius/XM Channel 128, Saturday, 11am-noon.

    April 27, 2013--Talk and signing sponsored by the Yale Club of Philadelphia and the Yale Black Alumni Association of Philadelphia, and open to the public, at Free Library of Philadelphia, Walnut Street West Branch (U. Penn.), 201 South 40th Street, Saturday, 11:30. 

    April 28, 2013--Broadcast of talk about The Black Russian on C-SPAN2 BookTV, Sunday, 10:45 pm ET; rebroadcast May 5, 2:30 am ET; May 27, 8:30 am (taped at The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL). (video).

    April 30, 2013--Talk at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 245 East Pyne Building, Tuesday, 4:30 pm.

    May 1, 2013--Live interview about The Black Russian on "Collected Words" radio program, produced by Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse, on KVSF FM 101.5, The Voice of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wednesday, 10:30-11 am (Mountain Time). (audio)

    May 2, 2013--Talk and signing sponsored by the Princeton Alumni Association of Central Connecticut, Wampanoag Country Club, 60 Wampanoag Drive, West Hartford, Connecticut, Thursday, 6:30 pm.

    May 8, 2013--Talk and signing at The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, Wednesday, 6:30 pm.

    May 14, 2013--Talk and signing at The Princeton Club of New York, 15 West 43rd Street, Tuesday, 6 pm.

    June 5, 2013--Reception, talk, and signing in London, England, at Pushkin House, 5a Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm.

    June 12, 2013--Talk and reception in Paris, France, sponsored by the Yale Club of France and the Princeton Alumni Association of France, American University of Paris, Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris, Wednesday, 6-8 pm.

    July 25, 2013--Talk and signing at Bank Square Books, 53 West Main Street, Mystic, Connecticut, 7 pm.

    July 28, 2013--Interview on "New Orleans Wake Up" show, Blog Talk Radio with Brother Warren, Sunday, 2 pm.

    September 25, 2013--Appearance on the "Halli Casser-Jayne Show:  Talk Radio for Fine Minds," Blog Talk Radio. Wednesday, 3 pm.

    September 28, 2013--Talk and signing at R. J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison, Connecticut, Saturday, 6:00 pm.

    October 10, 2013--Appearance on the "Research at the National Archives and Beyond" show with Bernice Bennett, Blog Talk Radio. Thursday, 9 pm.

    October 17, 2013--Talk and signing at the Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street,  San Francisco, California, Thursday, 7:00-8:30 pm.

    October 18, 2013--Talk and signing at Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, California, Friday, 6 pm.

    October 20, 2013--Talk and signing at the Russian Center of San Francisco, 2450 Sutter Street, San Francisco, California, Sunday, 3 pm.

    October 21, 2013--Talk sponsored by the Slavic Department and English Department, University of California, Berkeley, 160 Dwinelle Hall, Monday, 4 pm.

    October 22, 2013--Talk and signing at Jewish Community Center East Bay, Oakland Branch, 5811 Racine Street, Oakland, California, co-sponsored by the African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Tuesday 7 pm.

    October 23, 2013--Talk sponsored by the Slavic Department and History Department, University of California, Los Angeles, Wednesday, 3:30 pm, Public Affairs Building 2278.  

    October 24, 2013--Two events: Lunchtime talk at the Huntington Library, Munger Research Center, Seaver Classrooms 1 & 2, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, Los Angeles, California, Thursday, 12-1 pm.  And talk and signing, preceded by a social hour with wine, cheese, and sandwiches, sponsored by the Princeton Club of Southern California and the Yale Club of Los Angeles, Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm, location in Playa del Ray:  for address and directions, please register.

    October 25, 2013--Talk and signing co-sponsored by the Yale Black Alumni Association and Yale Blue Reads at Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, California, Friday 7:30 pm.

    November 7, 2013--Talk and signing at Seton Hall University, Fahy Hall 236, South Orange, New Jersey, Thursday, 6:30 pm.

    November 26, 2013--Participant in roundtable discussion, signing, and reception, "Resurrecting the Past: Lost Stories of the Archives," with Giles Milton and Catherine Merridale; chaired by Theodora Clarke, co-sponsored by Russian Art + Culture, at Waterstones Bookstore Piccadilly, The Russian Bookshop, 203-206 Piccadilly, London, England, Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm.

    January 5 to February 9, 2014--Reading of The Black Russian in its entirety on the radio service of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center, "African American Lives and Literature," WYPL FM89.3, Sundays, 2-4 pm.

    February 20, 2014--Talk about The Black Russian and reception at American University, sponsored by the Comparative and Regional Studies Program and the Initiative for Russian Culture, Hughes Formal Lounge, University Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,  Thursday, 5-7 pm.

    February 26, 2014--Reception, talk about The Black Russian and signing at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, Wednesday, 5 pm.

    March 30, 2014--Talk and signing for the Princeton Alumni Association of Fairfield County, 100 Prospect Street, North Tower, Penthouse, Stamford, CT 06901. Parking is available; the entrance is on North Street (up the ramp). For members; please register online. Refreshments will be served, Sunday 3:30 pm.

    April 10, 2014--Talk at Harvard University, sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, CGIS-South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, room S354, Thursday, 12:15-2 pm.

    April 17, 2014--Party, talk, and signing to celebrate the paperback edition of The Black Russian at MOSCOW 57, 168 1/2 Delancey Street, New York City, Thursday, 6-8 pm.

    April 27, 2014--Talk on "Researching and Writing a Forgotten Black American's Amazing Life" at Writer's Weekend, and signing, at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, 11 am.

    May 12, 2014--Talk about The Black Russian and signing at the New Canaan Historical Society, in the Town House, 13 Oenoke Ridge Road, New Canaan, Connecticut, Monday, 3 pm.

    September 6, 2014--"Writing Historical Biography: A Workshop With Vladimir Alexandrov"--choosing and researching a topic; and writing and publishing a trade book; at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut, Saturday, 1-4 pm. Registration required, email Director of Writing Programs

    August 11, 2015--"The Black Russian," Talk for Yale Club of Singapore, at Divine Wine Extraordinaire, Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore, Tuesday, 6:30-8.

    September 7-8, 2015--Campus events and Public lecture on The Black Russian, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina,  Monday, September 7, 8-9 pm, Chambers Lilly Family Gallery.

    October 20, 2016--Rebroadcast of my interview about The Black Russian with Bernice Bennett, Thursday at 9 pm Eastern, 8 pm Central, 7 pm Mountain, 6 pm Pacific, on BlogTalkRadio.

    November 29, 2016--Talk about The Black Russian and signing to benefit the Prince Alexis Scherbatow Scholarship Fund of The Russian Nobility Association in America, Inc., at The George F. Baker, Jr. House, 75 East 93rd Street at Park Avenue, NYC, Tuesday, 7:00 pm. (For reservations and to pay by credit card please contact Roberta Maged at 973-564-7555, ext. 205.  Tickets are $40/$65 per couple, or $15 for students. Cash or check at the door only.  Ticket prices are tax-deductible.  Wine and refreshments will be served.)

    December 13, 2016--Launch (презентация) and signing in Moscow of the Russian translation of the The Black Russian (Черный русский, published by Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie), and talk (выступление), Dostoevsky Library (Библиотека Достоевского), Chistoprudny Boulevard, Building 23 (Чистопрудный бульвар, дом 23, стр. 1), 7 pm (19.00).

    December 19, 2016--Talk about The Black Russian for the American Center at the U. S. Embassy in Moscow, Novinsky Bulvar, 21, Monday, 6:30 pm.

    October 31, 2017--Talk at Brown University about The Black Russian, sponsored by the Slavic Studies Department, Commons Room, Alumnae Hall, Tuesday, 4:00 pm.

    January 27, 2019--Discussion of The Black Russian with the Community Book Group at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Sunday, 11:30 am, 575 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers, NY 10707, in the hall below the Three Hierarchs Chapel.  Open to all, but please read the book in advance if you would like to participate.

    April 10, 2019--Talk about The Black Russian sponsored by the Modern Languages Program, The Honors Program, The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, and The Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Haven, Alumnae Lounge, Bartels Hall, Wednesday, 4 pm.