Globe’s 25th Anniversary Party!
Globe’s 25th Anniversary Party!
We are honored and humbled to announce that the Globe will be turning 25 this July and we will be throwing an all-day/night Anniversary Party to celebrate this milestone on Saturday, July 14th.
There will be food and drink specials including Happy Hour all day long with CZK 25 beer, a book sale (10% off new, 25% off used), multiple book and poetry readings, free live music and then Karaoke into the night. Of course, we never would have been here if it wasn’t for You and we are so thankful to have such dedicated and loyal customers and supporters. So- THANK YOU! – and we hope to see you on July 14th!
Our Anniversary Party line-up is as follows (times and events may change/be amended):
9:30-0:100: Globe’s 25th Anniversary Party!
Happy Hour Priced cocktails will be offered all day/night long in addition to food and drink specials and gift giveaways-
9:30-21:00- Customer Appreciation Book Sale- All New Books will be 10% off, All Used Books- 25% off—
9:30-15:00: We start the day with a special Brunch until 15:00 and then our regular menu will be available until the kitchen closes at 23:00.
16:30-19:00: Our creative line-up begins outside on our garden patio (weather permitting)
16:30- We are happy to start our creative line-up with a reading by Mark Baker, a Prague-based freelance journalist, travel writer and blogger. Mark has been living in the Czech Republic since 1991 and has written for Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and Fodor’s, as well as other travel magazines and newspapers, such as National Geographic Traveler, BBC World News, the Wall Street Journal and Wanderlust. Mark also has a successful (and interesting!) blog, https://markbakerprague.com, full of interesting anecdotes and stories of things he has seen and been part of during his extensive time in Eastern Europe. Mark was also an original owner of the Globe and we’re excited to hear his thoughts (during the Q&A) on how he sees the development of the business since the 1993 launch.
17:15: We are happy to have next a special book reading and Q&A by Mark Slouka. Mark is the internationally recognized author of six books and has been translated into sixteen languages. His stories have twice been selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories, and his essays have appeared three times for Best American Essays. His stories, “Crossing” and “The Hare’s Mask,” have also been selected as the PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories. In 2008, he was a finalist for the British Book Award for his novel The Visible World, and his 2011 collection of essays, Essays from the Nick of Time, received the PEN/Diamonstein-Speilvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. A contributing editor to Harpers Magazine since 2001, his work also appears in Ploughshares, Orion Magazine, Bomb, The Paris Review, Agni, and Granta. A Guggenheim and NEA fellowship recipient, he has taught literature and writing at Harvard, Columbia, and The University of Chicago.
18:00: We are honored to again welcome internationally recognized poet, playwright, screenwriter and essayist Dr. James Ragan back to the Globe for a special anniversary poetry reading.
Dr. Ragan has been translated into 15 languages and appears in 30 anthologies world-wide. He has authored 9 books of poetry including In the Talking Hours, Womb-Weary, The Hunger Wall, Lusions, Selected Poetry, Too Long a Solitude, The World Shouldering I, Joyful Mysteries, and co-edited Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Collected Poetry. His honors include 3 Fulbright Professorships, 2 Honorary Ph.D’s, the Emerson Poetry Prize, 9 Pushcart Prize nominations, a Poetry Society of America Citation, London’s Troubadour Int. Poetry Prize finalist, and the Swan Foundation Humanitarian Award, among others. He has read for 7 international Heads of State and for the United Nations. He has read at Carnegie Hall and has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, NPR and for audiences in China, Japan, India, England, France, Sweden, Spain, Brazil, and Slovakia and other many others.
Dr. Ragan has, for 25 years, directed the Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California and currently serves for 23 summers as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry and Film at Charles University in Prague. He is the subject of the documentary, Flowers and Roots, (Arina Films, 2016), winner of many international film and documentary awards including the Remi Platinum Award at the 49th Houston Int. Film Festival. His readings are full of energy and his poetry is moving, insightful and relevant to the times. We are certain that any writer or poet would appreciate such a reading and invite to to join us.
19:00-20:00: Live Music by Marina Zoukova in our Cafe to celebrate 25 great years of being Prague’s first English language bookstore, American cafe and literary epicenter that still provides a unique meeting place for artists, writers, students and travelers.
20:00-Close- Karaoke/Dance Party-
Thank you once again for an amazing 25 years- we sincerely hope you will stop by so that we can thank you in person! See you on Saturday, July 14th!