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Friday, October 12 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
From Poland to America: Essays and a Novel

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A husband and wife presentation in the literature of immigration. In Objects of Affection, a collection of personal essays, Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough shares her experience of immigrating to America from Poland in 1984. With memories of living under a totalitarian regime, Hryniewicz-Yarbrough explores the immigrant’s creation of a new identity and double perspective in response to leaving one’s roots in search of a better future. Steve Yarbrough sets his novel The Unmade World in Poland, Ukraine, California, and New York with characters learning to live with grief, guilt, and the aftermath of violence such as the destruction of Luhansk, Ukraine while grappling with various political and cultural issues including the pressures on immigrants and refugees in all three countries. 

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Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough

Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough is a native of Poland. She arrived in the United States in 1984, bringing memories of life under a totalitarian regime, where the personal was always political. The essays in her debut collection Objects of Affection were published in journals such as Agni... Read More →
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Steve Yarbrough

Steve Yarbrough is the author of eleven books, most recently the novel The Unmade World, due out in January 2018.  His other books are the nonfiction title Bookmarked: Larry McMurtry’s The Last Picture Show, the novels The Realm of Last Chances, Safe from the Neighbors, The En... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Center North Plaza 4477 Aquia Creek Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030