Last Event: Monday March 14 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

A Ukrainian Writer Who Escaped the Bombs: Kateryna Babkina Tells Her Story


Join us on March 14 at 9 a.m. MST/PDT (12 p.m. EDT).

Hear Kateryna Babkina tell her story of fleeing from Kyiv to the Polish border with her mother and one-year-old daughter as Russia began to bomb Ukraine.

Kateryna is a writer of short stories, poetry, novels, plays and screenplays. Her book "Sonia" was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Book of the Year and her children's stories are very popular throughout her native Ukraine. She won the 2021 Angelus Central European Literature Award, as well as the Natalia Gorbaniewska Readers' Choice Award for her book, "My Grandfather Danced The Best." Kateryna is also active on Instagram.

The Zoom link for the event is


Creative Horizons is a collaboration between ASU’s Melikian Center, the Havighurst Center at Miami University, Ohio and the Institute on Russia at the University of South Florida. Alongside support for faculty and students at their respective universities, all three units share a commitment to promoting a greater understanding of the post-Soviet space through artists and their art.

For more information contact:

David Brokaw
Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasia and East European Studies