Elizabeth Weinberg’s beautifully written and observed “The Earth that Stands Before Us” is one of the three short stories featured in the forthcoming issue of Cha. The three-part piece, which is a story of handing on tradition to a younger generation, movingly portrays the sorrow of an old master’s career at an end.
Bio: Elizabeth Weinberg is a native of the Washington, DC area who spent much of her childhood traveling the world. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in anthropology at Williams College in Massachusetts, where she is the editor of two literary magazines, The Williams Literary Review and Monkeys with Typewriters. In 2009, she spent four months living and studying in Bali, Indonesia, where she had the opportunity to apprentice with mask-masker Ida Bagus Anom and write a collection of stories about her experiences. After finishing her degree, she plans to pursue writing fiction full-time.