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Angela Chirilă / Romanian Women Voices in North America



This week’s feminine literary voice belongs to Denver-based Moldovan artist and author Angela Chirilă. A successful children's book writer and illustrator, Angela is the author of “What Makes Us Happy”, published in 2020, which reminds us about the little things that make us shine: a hug, a kiss, a ladybug, a beautiful sunset.




Angela Chirilă is a Denver-based Moldovan artist and author who studied English and Italian at the State University of Moldova. After finishing her studies, she lived in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and then moved to the United States where she has lived for the past nine years. Passionate about creating stories and drawing illustrations since early age, and eager to send out a positive message, she is drawing her inspiration by interacting with young children every day as a school teacher. “What Makes Us Happy” was published in March 2020 and its generous voice remains relevant for kids and adults alike. The book is a reflection of Angela’s philosophy that we need to be more present in the now and appreciate every moment in life no matter our age.


Women’s voices dominate the literature written by Romanians in North America. Co-curated with author and academic Cristina A. Bejan, Romanian Women Voices in North America turns the spotlight on this phenomenal wave of creativity and brings together the largest group of Romanian-American and Romanian-Canadian women writers ever assembled in cyberspace. The program’s second season features another inspiring and diverse line-up of authors, including Raluca Albu, Adina Dabija, Daniela Groza, Felicia Mihali, Adriana Oniță, Doris Plantus, Stella Rădulescu, Elena Secotă, and Saviana Stănescu.


Watch the previous episodes here:


Ep. 1 / Adriana Oniță

Ep. 2 / Doris Pantus

Ep. 3 / Daniela Groza

Ep. 4 / Stella Vinițchi Rădulescu

Ep. 5 / Elena Secotă


The program is organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and Bucharest Inside the Beltway with the support of NARPA - North American Romanian Press Association.