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An Evening of Poetry with Ilya Kaminsky & Heather Altfeld 7pm

  • Osher Marin JCC 200 North San Pedro Road San Rafael, CA, 94903 United States (map)

Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Ilya Kaminsky, the Russian-Jewish poet and author of Dancing in Odessa, will read selections of his work. The evening will include a reading by poet Heather Altfelt, a Q&A, and book signings.

This is a free event. reserve your seat by emailing

Ilya Kaminsky, a Russian Jew, was born in Odessa (in the former Soviet Union) in 1977 and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He has been awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Lannan Foundation's Literary Fellowship.

Heather Altfeld is a poet and essayist. Her first book of poetry, “The Disappearing Theatre” won the Poets at Work Prize, selected by Stephen Dunn. Her poems and essays appear in Conjunctions, Narrative Magazine, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, The Los Angeles Review, and other literary journals.