News & Events

February 3rd, 2018: 

I’ll be a featured reader at the Dire Literary Series this February! Please join me and my talented co-readers, Dave Kiefaber and Anna Ross, at The Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub in Cambridge, MA. I plan to read from the opening pages of my memoir-in-progress.


November 2nd, 2016: 

It was a pleasure to read at the St. Botolph Club Foundation’s “New Voices, New Vision” event on Wednesday. I’m immensely grateful to receive this Emerging Artist Award, which will help fund my next research trip to Latvia. This trip will be an essential part of my memoir project. You can find a list of the other five award recipients in Literature here, as well as a list of the recipients in Music and Visual Arts.



October 12, 2016: 

I’m honored to be reading with Jerald Walker in the Faculty/Alumni Series at Emerson College on October 12th, 2016 at 4pm. Free and open to the public!

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September 13, 2016: 

I’ve just learned that my essay, “Silent Interrogations,” was named a notable essay in Best American Essays 2016!

I’m so grateful to The Southeast Review for publishing my essay.



August 8, 2016:

After embarking on a pilgrimage to Slovakia where part of my Jewish family emigrated from in the 1890s, the regional newspaper ran this article. Rough translation of the title: “American Arrives in Humenné to See Where Her Ancestors Came From.”

This journey will be a key part of my memoir-in-progress, Items to Survive.

I’m honored to have my story published in the language my ancestors once spoke. It’s striking to see my and my great-great grandmother’s name (Esther) in print, side-by-side.