Dina Elenbogen

Short Story from the Anthology Where We Find Ourslves: Jewish Women around the World Write about Home
“...a marvelous first collection. In elegant luminous language Elenbogen evokes the places and people she loves and grieves over.”
--Lynne Sharon Schwartz
(from Tikkun Magazine Jan./Feb. 2001)



Subtext Books St. Paul April 2015

Upcoming summer events

July 29: 3:00 Poetry reading at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue Boulder, CO

July 15 1:00 Opening lecture at Bussiness of Writing Seminar University of Chicago

Tour schedule with Drawn from Water, Poetry Readings, & Panels, January-May 2017

January 15: Poetry Reading at Woman Made Gallery: "Inauguration: Affirmation, Empowerment and Resistance" I will read poems on this topic with poets, SusannaLang,
Ugochi Nwaogwugwu, Kee Stein, Kimberly Marie Ousley and Freesia McKee. 1:00 pm
We are part of the Writer's Resist network with readings throughout the city and country.

February 10: AWP Panel: When Writers Move In and Out of Their Countries and Genres
with Harriet Levin Millan, Fabienne Josephat and Kelvin Christopher James time TBA

February 28: San Francisco State University Lecture on Drawn from Water 4:00

March 2: UC Berkeley Talk/​Reading from Drawn from Water 6:30 pm Judah Magnes Museum

March 6: UC San Diego Discussion/​Reading Drawn from Water 5:00pm

April 30 Temple Israel Long Beach Reads One Book: Drawn from Water

May 7 : 7:00 Evanston Literary Festival. Celtic Knot Evanston Poets Resist Reading with
Virginia Bell, Eran Tseglov, Mike Puican and Ignatius Valentine Aloysius

May 21st 4:00 Israel stories with six other story tellers Double Tree Hotel Skokie

Events 2016

January 23 3:00 Seminary Book Coop, Chicago
I will be reading from Drawn from Water and Aviya Kushner will be reading from her new memoir, The Grammar of God, followed by a conversation between the two of us.

March 10, 6:30 pm Temple Sinai Newport News, Virginia

April 5, 7:00 pm Brandeis Alumni Group Baltimore, Maryland

May 14 5:30 Evanston Literary Festival, Unicorn Cafe: Poetry reading with Chris Green,
Rachel Jamison Webster, Christina Pugh and John McCarthy

June 11 4:15 Printer's Row Lit Fest Reading with University of Chicago Writer's Studio.

Events 2015

October 3rd- Amherst poetry Festival- Poetry reading 2:00 Emily Dickenson Homstead
Amherst, Mass. I will be reading new poems from my manuscript: The Language of Rivers

October 11- I will be reading from and discussing Drawn from Water at The Bookstall
3:00 811 Elm street Winnetka

October 19 Max and Benny's Jewish Author Series 7:00- Discussing Drawn from Water
461 Waukegan Rd. Northbrook, Il.

Bookends and Beginnings: Memoir Writing Workshop
Wednesdays October 19 and 26- 10:30-12:00

August 30th- 9:00 Orot: Center for Jewish Learning, Wilmette, IL.
Shofar as an opening to Expression: Creative Writing
Teaching with Rebecca Minkus-Liberman

June 18- Stories from the House of Truth. Reading fiction with others
May 16: Evanston Lit Fest 3:00 Poetry Reading with Parneisha Jones and others
922 Davis Evanston
May 20- Reading and discussion of Drawn from Water Beth Emet Evanston 7:30
May 31 Seminary Book Coop Hyde Park Reading from Drawn from Water 3:00
May 10: Reading from Drawn from Water: That's All She Wrote Live Lit Great Lakes Tatoo
1148 Grand Avenue Chicago 8:00 pm
April 29-Poetry Reading with Natania Rosenfeld and Aviya Kushner Women and Children First, Chicago
April 26: Reading at University of Iowa Hillel/​Prairie lights 2:00
April 17: Reading from Drawn from Water at Box Car Books Bloomington Indiana 7:00 pm
April 11 2015: Reading@​ Subtext Books 165 Western Ave. North St. Paul, 2:30 pm
April 10 2015: Signing@​ Associated Writing Programs Book fair Bk MK Press 12:30-1:30
April 2 2015: Reading from Drawn from Water at The Book Cellar Chicago
4736 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago 7:30 pm
March 15 2015 : Launch Reading for Drawn from Water at Bookends and Beginnings
Evanston, Illinois 3:00pm
February 27 2015: Panel: Celebrating Saul Bellow's Centenary Cliff dwellers Chicago 5:30 pm

May 18, 2014 Zolla/​Liberman Gallery West Huron Chicago 4:00-6:00
Launch Reading for Vol. 25 of december Magazine. With Marvin Bell.

March 1st 2012 Panel @​ AWP Conference Chicago Writing in The City that Works:Chicago Writing in the 21st Century. Palmer House Hotel. Noon

February 29, 2012 A Festival of Language Poetry Reading (with other Chicago poets)
Rock Bottom Brewry 1 Grand Avenue 5:30 p.m.

July 29, 2011 Rhino reads featured poet Evanston, Illinois 7:00

May 2010 Reading my fiction from anthology Where We Find Ourselves, SUNY 2009 (sponsored by UniVerse of Poetry and WBEZ Radio)
with other local contributers
Katerinas, Chicago 8:00

January 9, 2010
Poetry Reading: Sponsored by Kfar and Zeek Magazine
with Kevin Coval and other local writers
Chopin Theater, Chicago 8:00

June 29, 2009: T'mol Shilmshon King Solomon St. Jerusalem 7:00
Reading from Apples of the Earth
with Karen Alklay Gut

June 7, 2009: Printer's Row Book Festival 3:00
Reading with other contributors from Where We Find Ourselves

May 6, 2009: Chicago Cultural Center 6:00
A Celebration of Israel through Poetry
Info. siegbogen@​aol.com

April 17, 2009: Flatfile Galleries
217 North Carpenter Chicago 7:00
The Marriage of Poetry Readings and Performances
Info. www.universeofpoetry.org

April 22, 2009: Barnes and Noble at De Paul Center
1 East Jackson Blvd. Chicago 6:00
Readings from Where We Find Ourselves: Jewish Women Around the World Write About Home

January 17, 2008: Nextbook Reading Series (with Ilana Blumberg and music by Stuart Rosenberg) Madron Gallery of American Art, 1000 West North Avenue, 3rd Floor, Chicago, Il., 7:00 p.m.

November 20, 2007: Free Verse Poetry Series Hosted by Richard Fameree, Flatfile Gallery, Chicago, Il., 7:30 p.m.

August 15, 2007: The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Il., 7:00 p.m.

May 4, 2007: Beth Emet Congregation, Evanston, Il., 8:30 p.m.

October 28, 2006: University of Iowa Hillel Center with Tony Eprile, 7:00 p.m., sponsored by Iowa Writer's Workshop

June 25, 2006: Highland Park Public Library 3:00 PM (Part of Nextbook meet the scholar program)

June 11, 2006: Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival (signing) 11:00-6:00

June 3, 2006: Printer’s Row Book Fair, Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Stage, Chicago, 12:30

May 18, 2006: Borders Books 1700 Maple Evanston 7:30 PM

April 4, 2006: Transitions Bookplace Chicago 7:30 PM (with Tod Thilleman)

January 19, 2006: The Bookstall at Chestnut Court 7:00 PM (with Julie Parson-Nesbitt)

November 18, 2005: Women and Children First Books (reading and reception) 4:00 PM

November 8, 2005: Bowery Poetry Club New York (reading and release party)

Rhino Reads! At Brother's K in Evanston 2011

photo by Laura Friedlander