Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.
So many #JewLit awards were announced this week. See the announcements from the American Library Association/Sophie Brody Medal committee, the National Jewish Book Awards, and the Sydney Taylor Book Awards. And MAZAL TOV to all of the honorees.
Among those awardees is Shulem Deen, who won a National Jewish Book Award for his memoir All Who Go Do Not Return. Last month, I had the opportunity to hear him give the keynote address at a Jewish Book Council conference. And now, the JBC has published his “Top 10 Rules for Memoir Writing.”
And if you’re looking for other writing lessons, especially with a Jewish flavor, you might want to take a look at what’s here on the Fig Tree Books blog.
Update from the Jewish Plays Project.
And let’s conclude with this culture alert: “13 Festivals in Israel to Get Excited for in 2016.”
Photo Credit: Reut Miryam Cohen