Jewish Literary Links

an open book (with Hebrew pages visible); subtitle reads "Jewish Literary Links"
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  • The past week has brought us the latest Jewish Book Carnival, hosted for July by The Rachack Review.
  • New additions to my TBS (to be streamed) list: Yosi, the Regretful Spy and Image of Victory. For more info, check JTA coverage by Jackie Hajdenberg and Andrew Lapin, respectively.
  • ICYMI when I posted it Monday on the Practicing Writing blog: August 1 is the application deadline for the New Jewish Culture Fellowship (NJCF). “Starting in 2022–23, fellowship programming will happen virtually, so we’ll consider applications from artists living across the United States. We want to help you get to your next “big thing”—be that a major grant or residency, solo performance/bigger venue, book-length publication, etc. We will select 6–10 artists who will benefit most from sustained engagement with their projects and in a cohort experience—there is no specific age range or degree requirement, but fellows have tended to be between ages 25 and 40, and often have MFAs or equivalent professional experience. NJCF especially encourages artists whose identities or practices are often underrepresented in mainstream Jewish life to apply (trans, post-Soviet, queer, BIPOC, Mizrahi, Sephardi, disabled, and others).” Fellowship includes “a $1500 stipend and the opportunity to apply for up to an additional $1500 in funds for producing an event, workshop, or class (virtual or in-person).” (Hat tip: Josh Lambert.)
  • A joint UJA/New York Jewish Week literary event happening online next Wednesday: “George Rohr will introduce Menachem Kaiser, winner of the 2022 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure. Kaiser will discuss his explorations of family and Polish history, and important insights on inheritance, memory, and truth, with journalist Sandee Brawarsky.”
  • Pub date for Michael Twitty’s Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew is just a couple of weeks away. Here’s a Twitter thread from Twitty with ways to support him (and other authors).  

Shabbat shalom.

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