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Jewish Literature Live! 2018

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! 2018 Schedule

Owen Lewis, poet and psychoanalyst
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
Marvin Center 405



Shulem Deen All Who leave do not Return
(a memoir about being ousted from an ultra-Orthodox life and the consequences)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Marvin Center Amphitheater



Daniel Torday The Last Flight of Poxyl West (a novel)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Marvin Center Amphitheater



Faye Moskowitz A Leak in the Heart
March 22, 2018
Marvin Center Amphitheater



Serena Dykman Nana, a documentary film on the Holocaust
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Marvin Center 309



Susan Faludi In the Darkroom
(a memoir about Faludi’s Holocaust survivor-father who had a sex change in his eighties)
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Marvin Center Amphitheater