Shabbat shalom to all. And special thanks to RJ.org for publishing my poem, “Questions for the Critics,” on Tuesday.
Wishing everyone–especially in Israel–a Shabbat Shalom.
It’s mid-month, which means that it’s once again time for the Jewish Book Carnival, organized by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL). Please click through to find all the posts on Jewish books and writing that the Carnival contributors are sharing this month.
You’ll see, too, that we’ll be hosting the Carnival right here on My Machberet next month. And there’s one more exciting announcement included in the Carnival: Yours truly will be the AJL’s Facebook Writer-in-Residence during the month of December. Don’t miss any of those posts and discussions! “Like” the AJL’s Facebook page today!
Every Friday morning My Machberet presents an assortment of Jewish literary news from around the Web.
Great Jewish Books Summer Program
A week-long exploration of literature & culture for high school students
at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
The Great Jewish Books Summer Program brings together eighteen rising high school juniors and seniors to read, discuss, argue about, and fall in love with some of the most powerful and enduring works of modern Jewish literature. Participants study with some of the nation’s most respected literary scholars, meet prominent contemporary authors, and connect with other teens from across the country. When asked what the highlight of the week was, one of last year’s students said, “The whole week was a highlight!” Enough said. This summer’s program runs from July 28 – August 4, 2013. The program is entirely free for accepted students, including tuition, rooms, meals, and a stack of incredible books. Applications are due March 15, 2013. Apply Now! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.