West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg to host free lecture by prominent Bulgarian author.
CONTACT: Dr. Nancy Nanney, chair of Humanities Division, 304-424-8361.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“The Historical and Cultural Vicissitudes of 20th Century Bulgaria” is the topic of a free lecture to be presented at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the college theatre at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Guest speaker will be historian, poet and playwright Kiril Merjanski. The presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the college's Humanities Speakers Series in conjunction with the Social Sciences Division.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Merjanski holds a master's degree in history of the Antiquity and the Middle Ages from Sofia University and has taught history at the National High School for Ancient Languages and Cultures. He served as editor-in-chief of the “History and Law” section of Sofia University’s publishing house. He taught creative writing at the New York Business School (Sofia) and was a visiting lecturer in history of the antiquity and creative writing at the New Bulgarian University.
He also holds a master's in history from Wright State University. A prominent Bulgarian author, his works have been translated into English, French, German, Russian, Swedish, Greek, Hungarian, and other languages. Among his published plays are "Who Killed Pythagoras?" and "Tiresias the Blind." At present, he lives in Cincinnati with his spouse, Bulgarian literary critic Iren Ivantcheva.
Additional information is available by contacting Nancy Nanney, chair of the Humanities Division, 304-424-8361.