Friday, May 24
“Kyrgyzstan: Heart of Central Asia”, a talk by NYU faculty member Christopher Edling. “Silk road nomads. Russian-speaking Muslims. Mountains – oh, the mountains! Kyrgyzstan, named for 40 tribes united by a folkloric leader (kirk is the Kyrgyz word for “forty”), is a small post-Soviet republic at complex crossroads of tradition and modernity. In this talk, Edling will talk about his time as a Fulbright researcher in Kyrgyzstan, including his study of bride kidnapping in the region.
Christopher Edling began his career in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Improv, National Lampoon, CBS Radio, The Hollywood Reporter, and other media outlets. From 2009-2012 he served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Before coming to NYU he completed a Fulbright Arts fellowship in Kyrgyzstan, worked with the United Nations, and taught writing for the LEDA Institute at Princeton University. He holds an MFA in Writing and a Certificate in Feminist Scholarship from Columbia University, as well as CELTA certification from the University of Cambridge.
This event will take place at the Centre Congregational Church Parlor,
193 Main St. Brattleboro
Free and Open to the Public
7:00 JOIN US FOR COFFEE, TEA, AND CONVERSATION
7:30 THE PRESENTATIONS BEGIN