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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS & EVENTS




Ilana Masad is a queer Israeli-American writer of fiction, nonfiction, and criticism. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, NPR, StoryQuartlerly, Tin House’s Open Bar, 7x7, Catapult, Buzzfeed, and many more. She is the founder and host of The Other Stories, an interview podcast featuring fiction writers. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she has received her Masters in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is currently a doctoral student. She is the author of the novel All My Mother’s Lovers.





author talk: on writing & nuance

Wednesday, June 2nd  |  7-8 pm  |  Zoom

This conversation launches our Summer Author Series (and Pride month) with author Ilana Masad. Join us to explore intersecting identities, the nuance in writing fiction that often reflects reality, and consider challenging your own assumptions about what love is possible.

Watch Zoom recording HERE.





emerging writers fiction workshop

June 7-11, 2021  |  1-hour daily Zoom

A week-long, emerging writers intensive led by author Ilana Masad. Participants will generate new fiction through a series prompts, writing exercises, and in-class discussion. Using short readings and in-class writing, participants will learn about various craft elements and practice using them in their own writing, with the goal of generating at least one complete piece of flash fiction by the end of the class.

This workshop will be held via Zoom from June 7-11, 2021 with one-hour meetings each day Monday through Thursday and a writing session on Friday.





emerging fiction writers open mic night

Monday, June 14  |  8-9 PM  |   Zoom


Students from the Emerging Fiction Writers Workshop with Ilana Masad will share their work of flash fiction (very short fiction of 500-1000 words) with the community via Zoom.

Watch Zoom recording HERE.