The Global Refugee Crisis: Understanding the Now
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The Global Refugee Crisis: Understanding the Now

Helen Benedict will appear on a panel at NYU to discuss the plight of refugees in Greece today. Please join the NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar at 4pm on Thursday 11th April in the Event Space at 244 Greene Street to discuss the Global Refugee Crisis with Helen Benedict, Tim Anderson and Majida Habib live from Samos. 

Helen Benedict is a professor at Columbia University and the author of seven novels, who has published articles on the plight of refugees in Samos in The New York Times, Slate and Guernica magazine.

Tim Anderson is a PhD Candidate in English at NYU. This summer will be his third spent teaching English to refugees on Samos.

Majida Habib is a Syrian refugee and journalist who works at the camps in Samos as a translator and teacher.

For more details on any of the above, please contact Emily Foister (

The NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar Research Collaborative aims to contribute to the debates around war culture and to produce concrete outcomes for post-war cultural policies which bridge the divides between academia, veterans, the military, activists, writers and creative artists. It is supported by the Department of English, NYU.  

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7:00 PM19:00

Helen Benedict reads from Wolf Season at Pen Parentis

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Helen Benedict will be reading with Herta Freely and Carla du Pree at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon, at Wall and Water on Wall Street. Light refreshments and wine, reading, discussions, party! All welcome. Directions:

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6:00 PM18:00

Reading and Signing at Hudson Area Library

The latest in the Author Reading series of Hudson Area Library features Helen Benedict, author of the recently published Wolf Season, Friday, October 12 at 6pm. This novel depicts the the tragic aftermath of war on those who were a part of it and those close to them. It takes place in the Catskills.

Wolf Season will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the library thanks to Spotty Dog Books & Ale. The author will be available to sign copies. This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the community room, which is wheelchair accessible.

For more information email, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

he Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. The mission of the library is to enrich the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow. For more information visit

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7:00 PM19:00

Pen + Brush Reading Series // NYC

Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series founded by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” features readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.

April's reading features writers Helen Benedict, Allison Coffelt, and Mina Samuels as well as publishers Bellevue Literary Press and Lanternfish Press. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018 // 7-9PM                                                                                           Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

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6:30 PM18:30


Please join us for an evening of fiction, photography and conversation with Blue Mountain Center alums Helen Benedict and Nina Berman presenting new works to benefit the Blue Mountain Center’s Harriet Barlow Residency Fund.

Helen and Nina recently completed projects they were working on at a Focus Residency at BMC in 2014. Helen will be reading from her new novel Wolf Season, and Nina will be presenting work from The Autobiography of Miss Wish. BMC is proud to have played a role in the creation of this work.

BMC’s Director Ben Strader will be on hand to talk about the Center’s new initiative to honor founding Director Harriet Barlow’s 36 years of love and dedication to BMC. This new Residency will enable and celebrate annually not only a person but a concept central to Harriet Barlow’s moral vision — the Commons —by supporting individuals (activists, artists and creative leaders) whose work focuses on our shared responsibility to one another and the planet.

Books will be available to be purchased and signed, as well as tours of the Lower East Side Girls Club! Light refreshments will be served.

Admission to this event is FREE but we ask guests to consider making a donation to Blue Mountain Center’s Harriet Barlow Residency Fund.

Event address: 402 E 8th St, New York, NY

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5:00 PM17:00


Helen Benedict reads from Wolf Season as part of BLOOM: The Reading Series at Hudson View Gardens. She will be joined by D. Nurske, Chris Hansen-Nelson and Joanne Sills. There is a suggested donation of $7, which includes wine and light fare. Readings are held in a 1924 Tudor lounge at 116 Pinehurst Ave., corner of 183rd Street in Washington Heights (on the A train).


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