Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
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Ukranian author, Ruslana Westerlund: From Borsch to Burgers

Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30pm    Add this event to your calendar
Location: In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)
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Join us for a talk with local Ukrainian writer and speaker, Dr. Ruslana Westerlund. Ruslana was born in Ukraine with many relatives who are still there. She will share about the war in Ukraine, provide a brief historical context of the war, read from her book, From Borsch to Burgers: a Cross-Cultural Memoir, and conclude with a book signing and a Q&A.

All proceeds from the book sales will go to Wisconsin Ukrainians.

This memoir chronicles a cross-cultural journey of a Ukrainian American immigrant describing the journey through physical spaces as well as the inner world every immigrant goes through as they negotiate questions such as “Where do I belong?”  “Who am I?” “What does it mean to be a hyphenated American?”  Her message of cross-cultural discovery presents enlightening insights into understanding the nuances found in spanning two worlds.  It includes humorous stories from her Soviet childhood growing up in Ukraine in the 70’s and 80’s.

Ruslana Westerlund is a Ukrainian-born activist, linguist, author and thinker. She lives in Cross Plains, WI.