Special guest speaker: Margarita Gokun Silver, author of I Named My Dog Pushkin (And Other Immigrant Tales), and member of YaleWomen Writers.
Margarita Gokun Silver is a freelance journalist, essayist, and novelist. Her articles and essays have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, BBC, NPR and The Atlantic, among others. Her essay collection I NAMED MY DOG PUSHKIN (AND OTHER IMMIGRANT TALES) came out on July 29, 2021 and was called “laugh-out-loud funny” by NPR Books ) and “a delight” by Jen Mann, a NYT bestselling author.
The collection includes stories of Margarita coming of age as a young Jewish woman in the antisemitic Soviet Union, convincing her family to emigrate, arriving to the US, and trying to make it as an immigrant. Her publisher summarized the collection this way: “Sharp and unflinching, I Named My Dog Pushkin will have readers howling with laughter at Margarita’s catastrophes, her victories and her near misses as she learns to grow as both a woman and an immigrant in a world that often doesn’t appreciate either.”
Find out more about Margarita’s work on her website and follow Margarita on Twitter @MGokunSilver.
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