Join us on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 at 6:00 PM at the Castle for Presentations by current Fellows Zoya Laktionova (Ukraine) & Pitchaya Sudbanthad (Thailand/USA).

Zoya Laktionova
Visual Arts, Ukraine

Zoya Laktionova was born in Mariupol to a working-class family. She is a documentary filmmaker and visual artist. Zoya aims to convey emotions through art metaphors intertwined with the dramatic language of cinema. This often makes it difficult to clearly allocate Zoya’s films, which is why they are shown both at film festivals and in art museums such as the Center Pompidou in Paris or the MUMOK in Vienna. In her artistic practice, she adopts micro-history, auto-ethnography and creative storytelling to unfold the complexity of greater events and historical contexts.

Pitchaya Sudbanthad
Writing, Thailand/USA

Pitchaya Sudbanthad is the author of the novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain, selected as a best book of the year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, the Chautauqua Prize, the Casa delle Letterature Bridge Book Prize, and the Edward Stanford Award. Sudbanthad has taught and lectured in several settings, including the A.K. Smith Scholars Series at Trinity College and sessions with One Story and StoryStudio, and has been on the faculty of the Bread Loaf Environment Writers’ Conference.

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
6:00 PM Welcome cocktail 
6:15 PM Presentations
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