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In this week’s episode, writer Maria Reva joins Senior Correspondent Steve Scher to discuss her bitingly funny, satirical collection of stories, Good Citizens Need Not Fear, which unites around a single crumbling apartment building in Ukraine where a bureaucratic glitch omits the entire building and its residents from municipal records. Together, they investigate how the stories, which span the chaotic years leading up to and immediately following the fall of the Soviet Union, explore what it is to be an individual amid the roiling forces of history. Mark your calendars for this one—and stay in the know about what’s happening in this moment at Town Hall Seattle.
Maria Reva was born in Ukraine and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, McSweeney’s, and Granta. She currently lives in Vancouver and also works as an opera librettist.
Steve Scher is a podcaster, interviewer, and teacher. He worked in Seattle public radio for almost 30 years. He has taught at the University of Washington since 2009. He is Senior Correspondent for Town Hall Seattle’s In The Moment podcast.
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