Book Launch: ABCZ or All You Need to Know about Czechia and the Czechs
September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM
The Embassy of the Czech Republic will host the US launch of the illustrated book ABCZ or All You Need to Know about Czechia and the Czechs with author Denisa Šedivá on September 19, 2019, at 6 pm. Nostalgic while living abroad, the Czech author initially began conceptualizing a children’s book to remember her beloved homeland. As the project grew, the book in its published form is meant for everyone of all ages. It profoundly explores modern Czech cultural identity, using each letter of the alphabet to represent keywords in topics such as history, technology, gastronomy, geography, art, and design. Via concise descriptions and chic graphics, the book beautifully encompasses all you need to know about the Czech Republic and its people. The book was named the Most Beautiful Czech Book of 2018 in the category of textbooks and scholastic resources for all levels by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Museum of Czech Literature.
Via the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2019 – Marta Kubišová, the Czech Embassy remembers the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and its heroine, Marta Kubišová, who helped unite the people through her renowned ballad, a symbol of national resistance. The Czech title of the above stated book is ABCZ aneb H jako Havel, which emphasizes the importance of late dissident and later President Václav Havel in Czech culture. In fact, the Velvet Revolution, Václav Havel, and the ballad are all considered within the integral understanding of Czech cultural identity in the book. To learn more, please visit: http://www.denisasediva.cz/en/
Date: September 19, 2019, 6 pm
Venue: Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St, NW, Washington, DC 20008
RSVP by September 17
Admission is free; however, RSVPs are required.
Embassy Security Policy: For entrance, all guests will be subject to security screening. Photo ID is required and must match RSVP confirmation for each individual. No admittance will be permitted without proper registration. Bags and suitcase are not allowed. Only small purses are permitted but must be opened for inspection. Coat check is not available.
Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.
Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.