MJHNYC Event: "How to Write Our Parents’ Wars"

So, now that I know my way to the Museum of Jewish Heritage, I’m even more interested in the programs offered there this winter.

Here’s one January event that looks especially interesting:


Sunday, January 24, 1:30 p.m.

How to Write Our Parents’ Wars

Panel discussion and memoir writing workshop with Judith Greenberg (Cypora’s Echo), Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer (Ghosts of Home), Irene Kacandes (Daddy’s War: Greek American Stories), Nancy Kricorian (Zabelle), and Gabriele Schwab (Haunting Legacies); moderated by Nancy K. Miller (Bequest and Betrayal: Memoirs of a Parent’s Death)

Writers and critics in history and literary studies will discuss the challenges we face in bringing the complicated narratives of the past into the present. Following the discussion, audience members can participate in a memoir writing workshop in small groups led by individual panelists. Pre-registration for the workshop is required.

$10, $7 students/seniors, $5 members

For more information, click here.