If you're in the Ithaca area this evening, why not come out to the West End Reading Series at Juna's Cafe? Here's the scoop:
On MONDAY, February 28, 2005I'm looking forward to meeting Ilya, whose book Dancing in Odessa has good buzz around it. As it happens, we'll both be reading at the New School on Wednesday and Thursday (him Thursday, me Wednesday). Should be an interesting time. I'm only sorry that I won't actually technically be sharing the stage with Dorothea Tanningthough there will be a group photo of the lot of us. I'll slip her my very last unspoken-for copy of Aubergine if I get the chance.
6:00pm at Juna's Cafe on the Commons
THE WEST END READING SERIES PRESENTS:
Tim Fitzmaurice and Ilya Kaminsky
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!
Tim Fitzmaurice has been writing for twelve years. Raised in the Saratoga region, and received his BA in English Literature from Saint Michael's College in Vermont. Fitzmaurice now lives in the Hudson Valley.
Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union, and in 1993, his family received asylum from the American government and came to the United States. Ilya received his BA from Georgetown University and served as George Bennet Fellow Writer in Residence at Phillips Exeter Academy. He has won the Ruth LIlly Fellowship, and has received numerous other awards and prizes. Dancing in Odessa is his first full lenght book. In 2004, he graduated from law school and currently works as a Law Clerk for Bay Area Legal Aid in San Francisco.
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*The West End Reading Series is made possible in part by public funds from the Community Arts Partnership/NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization program and the support of the Constance Saltonstall
Foundation for the Arts.