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Iowa City

A Reading with Writer-in-Residence Helen Betya Rubinstein & Bela Shayevich

Join us for a reading and conversation with PorchLight writer in residence, Helen Betya Rubenstein, and Bela Shayevich

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A Reading with Writer-in-Residence Helen Betya Rubinstein & Bela Shayevich
A Reading with Writer-in-Residence Helen Betya Rubinstein & Bela Shayevich

Time & Location

Jun 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Iowa City, 1019 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

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About the event

Helen Betya Rubinstein's essays and fiction have appeared in Gulf Coast, The Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, and Jewish Currents, where she is a contributing writer. She has received recent from the Watermill Foundation, the Mastheads, and the GIDEST program at The New School, most recently, for her work on several books-in-progress. Her book Feels Like Trouble: Transgressive Takes on Teaching, Writing, and Publishing is forthcoming, and her booklet of lyric fictions, Because Sex Is a Story & Sex Is a Song, is available.

Bela Shayevich is a Soviet-American writer and translator and recent graduate of the University of Iowa's MFA in Nonfiction Writing Program. Her latest book is Elena Kostyuchenko's I Love Russia, co-translated with Ilona Yabzhin. She is also the translator of Svetlana Alexievich's Secondhand Time, and Vsevolod Nekrasov's I Live I See (with Ainsley Morse).  Her writing has appeared in n+1, Jewish Currents, and Harper's.

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