- An early review (by Karen E.H. Skinazi for Jewish Journal) for Elizabeth Graver’s Kantika, a novel that’s already on my tbr list (it will be published in April).
- Although I missed it live, I thoroughly appreciated the recording of an ultra-thoughtful conversation between Sapir‘s Editor-in-Chief Bret Stephens and author Allegra Goodman, which delved into the Jewishness of Goodman’s own writing and much more.
- The Mandel Institute’s new Cultural Leadership Program is now open for applications. “The fellowship is designed for artists and cultural producers who have a desire to integrate Jewish themes in their work and/or harness Jewish culture to address communal and global challenges.” The two-year program “will include four seminars, one retreat, online sessions, time to advance creative work, and dedicated work with an adviser. Two seminars will take place in Brookline, MA, where the Mandel Institute is based, and two will be traveling seminars to Israel and a North American community selected by the cohort. Fellows will receive a $20,000/year stipend, which will support their time in the fellowship’s educational program and independent work on a creative project.” There is no fee to apply. Applicants must live in the U.S. or Canada, and the deadline is April 17.
- The Jewish Women’s (Poetry) Prize has opened for entries. The prize awards $200 and online publication of a micro-chapbook at Harbor Review; this year’s judge is Lynn Melnick. Eligibility: “Any person who identifies as a woman and Jewish. Our definition of woman includes all women, including transgender and all female-identifying individuals. Women of color and queer women are encouraged to apply.” There is a $15 entry fee, and the deadline is April 30.
- Thoughts from Gary Rosenblatt as the last “Write On For Israel” class visits Israel at this historic moment.