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
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.