Ayse Papatya Bucak, The Trojan War Museum

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
No charge
Reservations Required
Online Livestream & In-Person Available

Patrons may choose to attend this event in-person or remotely via a livestreamed presentation. For those who prefer to view the event from home, please register for the virtual option. After registering, you will receive an email with instructions on how to view the presentation.

Ayse Papatya Bucak, associate professor at Florida Atlantic University, will discuss her short story collection which was awarded the 2019 Spotlight Award by the Story Prize.

The Trojan War Museum is a short story collection that references the author’s Turkish-American heritage but includes myths, fables, history and more. There are stories about a chess-playing automation, a famed nineteenth-century wrestler, and a young couple who meet in the mountains of Appalachia–but each has some connection to both Turkey and America. O Magazine says, “Bucak’s luminous debut taps folklore and real life to flesh out complex characters with an agile, inventive hand.”

Florida Voices in generously supported by the Fred J. Brotherton Endowment for Literature, established at The Four Arts by the Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation. Fred Brotherton, who died in 2003, was for many years a Benefactor of The Four Arts and a strong supporter of its programs. Florida Voices, featuring the state that was Mr. Brotherton’s winter home, serves as a continuing memorial to this much-respected member of The Four Arts.

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