Just received an e-reminder about the Goldberg Prize for Jewish Fiction by Emerging Writers. Administered by the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the award includes a prize of $2,500 and a one-week residency at Ledig House International Writers Colony. It honors a first or second full-length work of fiction published in the previous calendar year. The work must explore Jewish themes.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and the prize application must be made by the publisher.
Completed applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2009.
From the eJewish Philanthropy blog:
[A new partnership between The Forward and Zeek: A Journal of Jewish Thought and Culture] will enable Zeek, an award-winning journal that has retained both its independence and its expansive definition of Jewish cultural and spiritual life, to attract a broader audience for its in-depth coverage of Jewish politics, spirituality and culture. Zeek’s contributors range from well-known rabbis and professors to emerging artists, musicians and poets.
A development to watch, to be sure.
The latest winners of the Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism have been announced. Congratulations to the honored writers and publications in all 15 categories!
The National Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, Mass.) will hold its fifth annual Paper Bridge Summer Arts Festival from July 12-16, 2009. It will include three special, low-cost workshops. Pre-registration is required.
Monday, July 13 – 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, July 15 – 10:00 a.m.
Write Your Memories
Pulitzer-prize winning author and UMASS Professor Madeleine Blais leads a memoir writing workshop. Would you like to share your personal history with your children and grandchildren? This workshop will provide you the tools necessary to begin writing it all down. Cost: $10
Monday, July 13 – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 16 – 4:00 p.m.
Translate Your Memories
Would you like to find out what a family letter, postcard, journal entry or recipe says in Yiddish? Bring it to our Yiddish translators and we will open the door to your family history. Cost: $5
Tuesday, July 14 – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, July 16 – 10:00 a.m.
Preserve Your Memories
Do you have boxes of family letters, postcards and photographs? Bring them to the Book Center and Barbara Blumenthal, Rare Book Specialist at the Smith College Library, will show you how to safely archive them for future generations. Cost: $5
From the Foundation for Jewish Culture e-newsletter:
CAJM Launches New Website
We are excited to direct your attention to the beautiful and rich website recently launched by our colleagues at the Council of American Jewish Museums (CAJM): www.cajm.net. The FJC is proud to have helped create this consortium of cultural institutions more than three decades ago. In addition to being the primary place for individuals in the Jewish museum field to learn and share, the website is a wonderful resource for interested travelers and Jewish culture enthusiasts and features a wide array of institutions, exhibitions, programs, and news.
Worth a visit!