Babel book and film club- russian

RUSSIAN (7 – 8 p.m.)

Hosted by Svetlana Pizzati, NOCDC Program Officer and Native of Russia


OCTOBER 10/26 Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

A discussion on the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy will be held in Russian and English at this event. We understand that immersion and conversation are the best way to learn a language, so please feel free to join even if you are not able to participate fully in Russian. Our host will be happy to help keep the conversation going at the level that is comfortable for everyone who joins. As with many book clubs, we hope you will read the book and join in the discussion - but feel free read it in English or Russian, read the Cliffs Notes, or even watch the movie if that suits you! If the conversation turns to Russian culture, food, music, etc., that is welcome, as well. The Babel Book Club is meant to provide an opportunity for language immersion, but also for building community and exploring the world.

Swirl Wine Bar will be selecting a wine to pair with this event and will do their best to match it to this particular event. Wine will be available for purchase at Swirl Wine Bar (3143 Ponce de Leon St. / (504) 304-0635) and a portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to NOCDC. To purchase your curated wine for this event, contact Swirl Wine Bar directly. If you join NOCDC as a new member and register for a Babel Book Club event, NOCDC would be happy to purchase your first bottle of wine to welcome you. Contact Sarina Mohan, Executive Director, at for more details.

Next Events: 

NOVEMBER 11/23 | Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

DECEMBER 12/28 | A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov