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Jewish Literature Live! 2016

Jewish Literature Live! hosts rising and renowned Jewish American writers to speak with the GW and literary community. Guest Speakers include emerging leaders, National Humanities Award Recipients, international bestsellers, and UN-Award Winning Writers, e.g. Michael Chabon, E.L. Doctorow, Nicole Krauss, and Erica Jong.

David Bruce Smith, a graduate and former trustee of George Washington University, and Professor Faye Moskowitz established the course in 2009. Mr. Smith recalls, “I was asked to consider funding the course by the then-head of the English department, who was Professor Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. The reason I agreed is the only person teaching Jewish literature was retiring, and I didn’t want that influence to disappear from the curriculum.”

Spring 2016 Schedule for Jewish Lit Live

Annabelle GurwichJanuary 21, 2016
TV star, actor and humorist Annabelle Gurwich, Author of I See You  Made an Effort
Marvin Center 301

slevinFebruary 4, 2016
Journalist Peter Slevin, Author of Michelle Obama: A Life
Marvin Center 301

Aryeh Lev StollmanFebruary 18, 2016
Aryeh Lev Stollman, Author of The Far Euphrates
Marvin Center 301

Judith ViorstMarch 3, 2016
Judith Viorst, Author of Necessary Losses
Marvin Center 307

mary_morrisMarch 24, 2016
Mary Morris, Author of The Jazz Palace
Marvin Center 301

April 7, 2016
Molly Antapol, Author of the award winning The UnAmericans
Room TBD

Phyllis_RoseApril 19, 2016
Phyllis Rose, Author of The Shelf and Parallel Lives, among many other works
Marvin Center, 308 (Note, this is a Tuesday night. All others are on Thursday.)

Roz ChastApril 28, 2016
Roz Chast, New Yorker cartoonist
Author of the graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
Room TBD

All evening events are still free and open to the public in the GWU Marvin Center. They begin at 7:00 and end at 8:30PM.

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