Upcoming Event: "Writing Between Worlds: On Being a Jewish Writer, with Tova Mirvis"

Here’s an event I’d want to catch if I still lived in the Boston area:

Writing Between Worlds: On Being a Jewish Writer with Tova Mirvis

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 6:30 pm Talk and Book Signing

Location: Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

Event Description: Do you consider yourself a Jewish writer? Is this a Jewish book? These are often the first questions asked to a Jewish writer, and the ones that cause the most hedging and protest. HBI Scholar-in-Residence and author Tova Mirvis will discuss how both the preponderance of the question, and the anxiety in the response, are distinctly Jewish. By examining what larger issues are being asked in this seemingly straightforward question, and even more so, what ambivalences and tensions are expressed in the disclaimer-laden responses, Mirvis examines the landscape of contemporary Jewish American literature. A book signing of her novel “The Outside World” will follow.

For questions, or to RSVP, contact the HBI.