If I weren’t traveling to New Jersey on November 18 for an author event of my own, I’d do my very best to get over to the Graduate School and University Center of The City University of New York. What promises to be a fascinating program will begin at 4 p.m.: “Writing Jewish Worlds.”
“Join authors Mikhal Dekel (English, City College), Marianne Hirsch (English and Comparative Literature, Columbia), Nancy K. Miller (Comparative Literature, English and French, CUNY Graduate Center), Lara Vapnyar (Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center), and Wayne Koestenbaum (English, CUNY Graduate Center) as they discuss the genesis of their recent books, the rewards and impasses of writing about Jewish subjects, and the tensions between the personal and historical motivations of their work— whether in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literary criticism or history.”
The program is free, but it seems as though they’d like reservations. Click here for more info. And if you go, please report back! I’d love to hear all about it.