You're invited to hear about life “Beyond Our Borders”---a reading by Miriam Ben-Yaacov, Minda Zetlin, and Violet Snow


Experiencing other lands transforms us, stretching our concept of what's possible and expanding our own capacities. Even if you're not on the road, listening to tales of strange places can bring startling insights.


“Beyond Our Borders” is a reading of writings about far-flung locales, by three members of The Glaring Omissions, the region's longest-running writing group.


Miriam Ben-Yaacov will read from Hershon's Folly, her novel of life in South Africa under apartheid. She recounts the adventures of a girl whose father is a Holocaust refugee, devoted to his farm and to the welfare of his African workers. Ben-Yaacov is a native of South Africa and a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Writers Workshop. She has also lived in Israel and Nebraska and teaches writing to adults and children.


Glaring Omissions co-founder Minda Zetlin will read from a memoir about traveling in Russia, the American Southwest, and other realms with her unflinchingly honest aunt, who “taught me the value of speaking the truth for myself.” Zetlin has written several books, most recently The Geek Gap, co-authored with Bill Pfleging.


Violet Snow will read a short memoir about her two days in a Scottish jail. Snow is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for the Woodstock Times, performs locally as an actress, and is working on a book about her ancestors.


When: Wednesday, July 11, 7 pm


Where: Inquiring Mind Bookstore and Cafe, Main and Partition Streets, Saugerties


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