Sun, May 29

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Julie's Garden

Literary Modiin In-Person(!!)

Join Literary Modiin's first in-person event since 2020, co-sponsored with ESRA Modiin! We'll hear from Dina Elenbogen (Drawn from Water), Sarah Ansbacher (Ayuni) and Gadi Bossin (If We Could See Forever).

Literary Modiin In-Person(!!)

Time & Location

May 29, 7:00 PM GMT+3

Julie's Garden, Address to be provided in the confirmation email

About the Event

About the authors:

Dina Elenbogen is the author of the poetry collection APPLES OF THE EARTH (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005) and the work of literary nonfiction, DRAWN FROM WATER: AN AMERICAN POET, AN ETHIOPIAN FAMILY, AN ISRAELI STORY (BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2015). She is the recipient of two fellowships and an award from the Illinois Arts Council. Her work has been published in numerous magazines including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Tikkun, Bellevue Literary Review, Paterson Literary Review, New York Chicago and numerous anthologies. She holds a poetry MFA from the University of Iowa and teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago's Graham School. She lives in Evanston, Illinois, with her husband, Steve Siegel, and their two children, Sarina and Ilan.

Sarah Ansbacher was born in London, UK, and is the author of six books. She wrote three YA novels, and one historical novel, Far From The Place We Called Home, under her maiden name. Passage From Aden: Stories From A Little Musem In Tel Aviv, is her first book for a wider audience. It is based on her experiences working at the Aden Jewish Heritage Museum. Her most recent novel, AYUNI, came out in May 2021.

As a boy in Canada, Gadi Bossin always knew he would live in Israel. At the age of 19, he narrowly escaped being the victim of a Fatah land mine on a border kibbutz. When a student asked him why he had chosen to make Aliyah, he replied, "I just can't see myself sitting on the sidelines of history." Bossin didn't sit on the sidelines. He served in the IDF and later in the reserves, lived and worked for years in Upper Galilee kibbutzim and since has resided in the Haifa area. He was founding head of English studies at a Lower Galilee college, co-founder and chief writer of an Israeli company exporting EFL programs to Korea and China, and manager/coach of Team Israel in the Under-15 Division of European Baseball. Bossin is the author of books on American Jewish icons, Abraham Cahan and Meyer Levin, tongue-in-cheek sketches of Israeli life in Moment and Hadassah magazines, and short fiction on the alternative online publishing site, Ourboox. He also contributes to Extra Innings, an online newsletter for writers. He lives in Kiryat Bialik with his wife Donna (m. 1977). They are the parents of three grown children, Roni, Rinat and Keren, and the grandparents of Lia (b. 2009), Dori (b. 2015) and Ariel (b. 2019).

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