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TALK | Women in Exile: What Yenta Mash Can Tell Us, with Ellen Cassedy | Thursday, June 15 @ 7 p.m.
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.

Jun 15, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ellen Cassedy
Ellen Cassedy is the translator of On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash. She completed the work as a Yiddish Book Center translation fellow in 2017. She is also the co-translator, with Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, of Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel, which won the 2012 Translation Prize awarded by the Yiddish Book Center and the 2018 Modern Language Association Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies. Ellen is the author of the memoir We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust, which won several national awards. Her latest book, a memoir about organizing working women, is Working 9 to 5, which was published in September 2022 with a foreword by Jane Fonda. Ellen lives in New York City. You can visit her website at www.ellencassedy.com.