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Author Talk – ‘The House is On Fire’ with Rachel Beanland


We welcome Rachel Beanland, author of The House is on Fire, to Temple Micah to discuss this work of historical fiction based on the true story of Richmond, Virginia’s theater fire in 1811. Rachel Beanland is the writer, cancelled by the West Palm Beach, Florida Jewish Community Center, that Rabbi Zemel mentioned on Rosh Hashanah. Stand up against book banning!

This event will be held at Temple Micah at 5 p.m., with a brief reception just prior to the book talk. A Zoom link will be available.

Please register in advance to join us.

Order Your Copy of The House is On Fire ($28/copy)

Purchase a copy online prior to the event using the registration form. Pre-ordered books MUST be picked up in-person at Temple Micah.

Additionally, copies of Ms. Beanland’s book will be available for purchase during the event, payable by check or added to your Temple Micah account. 

About the Author

Rachel Beanland is the author of the novel Florence Adler Swims Forever. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and earned her MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives with her husband and three children in Richmond, Virginia. She has taught creative writing at the College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth University and is the 2023–2024 Writer in Residence at the University of Richmond.

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