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December 8, 2020 Wellesley Authors on Stage

December 8, 2020

Wellesley College Authors on Stage will return for its 40th year with a virtual program. Helen Fremont and two other authors will present their 2020 books. Tuesday, December 8, 10:30 am EST

Wellesley College’s Authors on Stage Program will return for its 40th year with a virtual program. Helen Fremont and two other authors, Emily Nemens and Maggie Doherty, will present their 2020 books, with Lia Hunt Zylstra moderating. Signed books will be available for purchase.

Tuesday, December 8
10:30 am EST

Free, but online reservations will be required.

Questions? Please email authorsonstage@gmail.com

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Boston Book Festival 2020

October, 2020

Hear Helen's interview with Boston Book Festival Memoirs: Secrets, Lies and the Mysteries of Our Youth

Check out Helen’s interview on the Boston Book Festival’s Audio on Demand:
Memoirs: Secrets, Lies and the Mysteries of Our Youth

Helen’s interview appears first, followed by Betsy Bonner, and finally Nick Flynn.

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Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, Montreal – March 2, 2021

March 2, 2021

Helen speaks with Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom in Montreal, Quebec on "Family Secrets, Jewish Identity, and the Holocaust" on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 12:00 noon EDT.

Join Helen for a Zoom talk at Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom in Montreal, Quebec, on
“Family Secrets, Jewish Identity, and the Holocaust.”
The talk will be followed by a Q & A with the author.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT

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March 3-6, 2021 AWP Panel “Betrayed…”

March 3-6, 2021 Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas

Helen will moderate and speak on a panel at the AWP Conference in Kansas City, Kansas on "Betrayed: Writing About Family, Friends, and Loved Ones" Time TBD

Helen will moderate and speak on a panel at the virtual AWP Conference in Kansas City, Kansas on “Betrayed: Writing About Family, Friends, and Loved Ones.”  The panel includes award-winning writers and poets Lynette D’Amico, Lisa Van Orman Hadley, Annie Kim, and Lenore Myka,

March 3-6, 2021
Date and time TBD

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NYT New in Paperback – THE ESCAPE ARTIST

November, 2020

New York Times recommends THE ESCAPE ARTIST - New in Paperback in November, 2020!

The New York Times recommends Helen’s new book, THE ESCAPE ARTIST:

THE ESCAPE ARTIST: A Memoir, by Helen Fremont. (Gallery, 352 pp., $16.99.) Fremont’s previous memoir, revealing that her parents were Jewish rather than Catholic, led her father, who has since died, to update his will and declare her dead. He “metaphorically killed her for it,” our reviewer, Alexandra Styron, reasoned. What’s a writer to do but write another memoir to “understand why”?

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Congregation Beth Elohim Book Group, Brooklyn – March, 2021

March 2021

Helen discusses her book The Escape Artist with Congregation Beth Elohim - Brooklyn, NY March 2021 Date TBD

Helen will discuss her book The Escape Artist with Congregation Beth Elohim book group – Brooklyn, NY

March, 2021
Date and time TBD

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Peninsula Public Library – March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

Join Helen for a discussion of her new memoir at the Peninsula Public Library on Long Island, NY at 1 pm.

Join Helen for a reading and discussion of her new memoir, The Escape Artist at the Peninsula Public Library.

Peninsula Public Library
280 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY 11559

1:00 pm EDT

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Palm Beach JCC Talk March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

Join Helen for a Zoom discussion with the Palm Beach JCC Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:30 a.m. EDT

Join Helen for a Zoom discussion of her new book with the Palm Beach JCC.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
11:30 a.m. EDT

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Youtube S&S video

2020

Watch 3-minute video: Author Helen Fremont on being disowned and declared dead by her own family.

Watch the short YouTube video (under 3 minutes): Author Helen Fremont On Being Disowned and Declared Dead By Her Own Family.

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Helen’s Essay “Pendulum” named Finalist in Solstice Literary Magazine Annual Contest

August, 2020

Helen's essay "Pendulum," was selected as a Finalist in Solstice Literary Magazine's Annual Contest.

Helen’s essay “Pendulum” was selected as a Finalist in Solstice Literary Magazine’s Annual Contest.  Judged by Megan Marshall.  Read the essay here.

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Museum of Jewish Heritage Book Talk

Watch the video of Helen's book talk about THE ESCAPE ARTIST hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage...

Thank you to the Museum of Jewish Heritage for my book talk with Helen Epstein about THE ESCAPE ARTIST.
Watch the video here.

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Boston Book Festival October, 2020

October, 2020

Boston Book Festival - 7 interviews on Memoir

Helen will be featured as one of the memoirists at the Boston Book Festival 2020 in October.  Stay tuned for her audio interview.

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The Writer’s Voice Interview

April 9, 2020

Thank you to The Writer's Voice and Francesca Rheannon for her interview about THE ESCAPE ARTIST

Thank you to The Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon for her podcast and interview of me about THE ESCAPE ARTIST.  Listen to it here:

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Wellesley Magazine Review

Spring 2020

Review of THE ESCAPE ARTIST: "engrossing, complex... a must-read..."

Read EB Bartels’ review of THE ESCAPE ARTIST in Wellesley Magazine.

“engrossing, complex… a must-read…”

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“Family Volley” – new essay in LEON Literary Journal

June, 2020 - "Family Volley" essay

Helen's new essay "Family Volley" has been published in LEON Literary Review

Read Helen’s new essay “Family Volley” in LEON Literary Review.

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