Valya Dudycz Lupescu

Writer, fueled by coffee

30 December, 2014
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Winter Light in New York City

I first heard about Yara Arts Group over a decade ago, when I read about its founding director, Virlana Tkacz, traveling to villages deep in the Carpathian mountains to record ancient pre-Christian winter solstice rituals and songs. In an essay … Continue reading

20 July, 2014
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The Power of Books: Helping to Rebuild Ukrainian Libraries

“But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can’t last.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 Burning books–it’s a powerful metaphor for tyranny, censorship, and … Continue reading