Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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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.

  • Ahead of this afternoon’s event focusing on “Jewish Text in Print,” I’ve updated my resource list on where to read (and publish) poetry, fiction and literary essays on Jewish themes.
  • Do you know the name “Jessie Sampter”? I didn’t—until I read this fascinating Q&A between Andrew Silow-Carroll and Sarah Imhoff, author of a new biography titled The Lives of Jessie Sampter: Queer, Disabled, Zionist.
  • On the Lilith blog: Yona Zeldis McDonough and Danica Davidson discuss the latter’s latest book: I Will Protect You: A True Story of Twins Who Survived Auschwitz, which Davidson wrote with one of those twins, the late Eva Mozes Kor.
  • If you’re in Israel, you may want to check out “Life Writing: 2022 International Creative Writing Conference” at Bar-Ilan University. Begins Sunday and concludes Tuesday.. Free to attend.
  • And as we approach the end of #JewishAmericanHeritageMonth, I’ll offer one more reminder to check my ever-evolving thread of (mostly) literary tweets, which span kidlit, lit for grown-ups, and even some extra-literary items. Please consider amplifying especially those items originally posted by “mainstream” publishers/libraries/organizations so they know that their recognition is appreciated).

Shabbat shalom.

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