Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
The Lillian Goldman Literary Series presents the second in an already widely praised series of staged readings exploring the experiences of love, well-being and loss through the eyes of New York Jewish authors. The evening features Nicole Krauss reading from her widely acclaimed story, “The Last Words on Earth” from her novel The History of Love. Noted author Dorothy Gallagher will read from How I Came Into My Inheritance and Strangers in the House. Jonathan Rosen, editorial director of NEXTBOOK, will read from his national bestseller, The Life of the Skies and Alix Kates Shulman from her memoir, To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed. Stage and screen actress Kathleen Chalfant and a wonderful supporting cast will bring their talents to bear. Cellist Stephanie Winters will perform musical interludes using her instrument to provide a variety of musical forms, styles and settings.
Program: The Lifecycles of New York Jews: Love and Loss
Presented by: Center for Jewish History, The American Jewish Historical Society and Jewish Heritage
Date: March 16, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 general, $10 CJH and AJHS members
For all reservations and inquiries, please call Smarttix at 212−868−4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.
Center for Jewish History Programs: www.programs.cjh.org
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Naomi is the executive director of Jewish Book Council. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in English and Art History and, in addition, studied at University College London. Prior to her role as executive director, Naomi served as the founding editor of the JBC website and blog and managing editor of Jewish Book World. In addition, she has overseen JBC’s digital initiatives, and also developed the JBC’s Visiting Scribe series and Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation.