Paper Bridge Summer Arts Festival

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