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Jewish Literature Live! 2017

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.”

Jewish Literature Live! 2017 Schedule

Ariel Sabar
My Father’s Paradise: A Son’s Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq
Thursday, February 2 – 7:00 PM — Marvin Center Amphitheater

Elizabeth Poliner
As Close to Us as Breathing
Thursday, February 237:00 PM — Marvin Center Amphitheater

Etgar Keret
The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God
Thursday, March 9 – 7:00 PM — Funger Hall, Room 108

Sam LipsyteSam Lipsyte
The Fun Parts
Thursday, March 30 7:00 PM— Marvin Center Amphitheater

geraldine_brooks1Geraldine Brooks
People of the Book
Thursday, April 137:00 PM — Marvin Center, Room  308

faye-moskowitzFaye Moskowitz
And the Bridge Is Love
Thursday, April 277:00 PM — Marvin Center Amphitheater

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