Loading Events

« All Events

Yiddish Book Center, Talk

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Women in Exile: What Yenta Mash Can Tell Us, with Ellen Cassedy

Yenta Mash (1922–2013) was an extraordinary writer whose own life story of exile and regime change deeply informed her work. Her characters—sturdy, resilient people with a sly sense of humor—make their way from Eastern Europe shtetls to the prison camps in Siberia, to the postwar Soviet years, to the land of Israel. Ellen Cassedy, translator of the collection “On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash,” talks about the author’s life, her luminous short stories, and the joys and challenges of translation. This live event will be presented via Zoom. Space is limited—registration is required.
Yenta Mash headshot and Ellen Cassedy headshot side by side.


June 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
+ Google Map
(413) 256.4900
View Venue Website