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Saturday June 18 |  1:30 p.m. |  Pay what you can

Centre culturel Aberdeen, 2nd Floor

140 Botsford Street

Moncton NB E1C 4X5

Meet Ayelet Tsabari who will talk about her book The Art of Leaving. The author will be live from Israel and the discussion will be moderated by Geneviève Dupuis, co-founder of the Miroir/Mirror festival.

In partnership with the Frye Festival


Ayelet Tsabari was born in Israel to a large family of Yemeni descent. She is the author of the memoir in essays The Art of Leaving, winner of the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for memoir, finalist for the Writer’s Trust Hilary Weston Prize and The Vine Awards, and an Apple Books and Kirkus Review Best Book of 2019.


Her first book, The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was long listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Kirkus Review Best Book of 2016, and has been published internationally. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, The Forward, and The National Post, has won a National Magazine Award and was shortlisted to CBC Short Story Prize.


She has taught creative writing at the University of King’s College MFA in Creative Nonfiction, The University of Guelph’s MFA in Creative Writing, and at Shaindy Rudoff’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Bar Ilan University.

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