A Legacy of Laureates — Tribute to Two Poets in Bronze

by Public User Archive

This gala will be the capstone of American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation’s 10 year effort to place bronze likeness of the two poets (Alexander Pushkin and Walt Whitman) in Washington and Moscow respectively. The event will feature a distinguished speaker on U.S. – Russia relations, a poetry reading by students of Walt Whitman School, a performance by the celebrated soprano Carmen Balthrop and the bestowing of our Foundation’s award upon Russia’s most prominent contemporary poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Mr. Yevtushenko, a gifted performer, currently a professor of the University of Tulsa, will read a few of his poems in English.

For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, please contact Ellen Blankenstein at ellen@websterconsulting.com or 202-741-1279.

Date: October 20, 2009

Time: 6:30

Location: Embassy of the Russian Federation

Attire: Black Tie

Ticket/Pricing Information:

Individual Tickets: $210

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