Toward the end of each week, the My Machberet blog presents a collection of links, drawn primarily from the world of Jewish books and writing.
- By Sharon Marcus: a simply beautiful essay (on Tablet) on family history, and family connections, and how Judy Batalion’s new book has changed her (Sharon’s) life.
- “Paper Brigade, the annual literary journal of Jewish Book Council, is pleased to announce its third open call for short story submissions.” There is a $3 submission fee; “all authors will be paid for published work. Deadline: February 1, 2022.
- Have you watched the Hallmark Channel’s new Hanukkah movie yet? I haven’t, but film critic Danielle Solzman (aka “Solzy at the Movies”) has! Check out her review.
- Sunday (December 12) will find me attending (and moderating a panel for) this Jewish Book Council seminar, but if I could, I’d be tuning in for Literary Modin’s December Author Event, which will feature Sidura Ludwig, Kathleen Alcála, and Marcela Sulak.
- And icymi: my latest piece, published by Jewish Journal, argues for an expanded approach to inclusivity (in this case, regarding Jewish kidlit). Which reminds me: “Where do you feel there are ‘gaps’ in representation when it comes to multicultural books for kids?” Such is the question posed by the team that’s working on Multicultural Children’s Book Day in their latest newsletter, and you have thoughts you’d like them to consider, you’ll find an email address within.