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May 3, 2012 7:00 PM

Doh-bree Veh-Cherr with Eduardo Bechara Navratilova

Poems to Prague. Book reading. Free admission.

Colombian Czech writer, Eduard Bechara Navratilova, will be doing  a reading of Poems to Prague in English and Spanish, from his book Poems to a City, an Insect and a Woman.

Eduardo Bechara Navratilova was born November 9, 1972, in Bogotá, Colombia. He’s the son of a Lebanese descendent father and a Czech mother. In 1993 he was awarded the Juan Bautista Solarte's medal by the Colombian Army, granted as the best soldier of the 1992's Fourth (4th) Colombian Recruiting Direction Contingent. He graduated from Universidad de los Andes Law School in Bogotá, Colombia in 1999, and then went on to receive a degree in Commercial Law in 2000, from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. After working three (3) years as a lawyer, he did a six (6) month trip through Western and Eastern Europe, Mexico and Canada, and went back to Colombia to publish “La novia del torero” (which translates as: The Bullfighter's Girlfriend, 2002, by La Serpiente Emplumada).He graduated from Universidad de los Andes Literature School in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2005, and published his second novel “Unos duermen, otros no” (Some Sleep, Others Don't; 2006, by Escarabajo Publishing House).He’s a lecturer and a creative writing workshops teacher. He’s a travel chronicle writer and a Graphical Reporter for Colombia's El Tiempo newspaper. In 2007 he covered the Brazilian coast, writing chronicles to raise funds for poor children with cancer. In 2009 he graduated from a Master of Arts in fiction writing at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., where he was a creative writing teacher in 2009 and 2010. "Poemas a una ciudad un insecto y una mujer" (which translates as Poems to a city, an insect and a woman) by Escarabajo and El Copista Publishing House, from Córdoba, Argentina, 2010, is his first book of poems. He is a freelance writer for various newspapers and magazines, having a principal theme of human beings and their behavior in the contemporary world.


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May 3, 2012 7:00 PM


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