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Sunday, August 11 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Writers/Playwrights Forum: what makes books and plays "Jewish?"

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Location: Room 164
If there's cooking, a nagging mother, a neurotic son with a secret, ironic humour, deep fatalism and a nostalgia for home, are you reading a Jewish book? Must a Jewish work of fiction be about Jews or bagels or the diaspora or the Holocaust? Can gentiles write Jewish books? Come hear three writers, each working in a different genre (non-fiction, fiction and plays) talk about their work, their creative impetus and their answers to this Talmudic-like question. The panel will be introduced by playwright Michelanne Forster.

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Michelanne Forster

Michelanne was the University of Auckland and Michael King writing fellow for 2011. She has written short stories, children’s television scripts, books & plays, and spent many years working for children's television as a script editor and director. She specializes in historical... Read More →
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David Stevens

David is an award-winning playwright and author who has worked in theatre in the UK, NZ & Australia. He is the author/writer of the “The Sum Of Us”, "The Beast and the Beauty” and of the Wolper/Warner/CBS mini-series of “Alex Haley’s Queen”. He is the winner of an NAACP... Read More →
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Catherine Styles

Catherine Esther Styles is the author of 3 novels and wrote book and lyrics for the ground-breaking New Zealand musical, Mister King Hongi, the first professional stage production to employ largely Maori actors. Her recent book, Disraeli’s Daughter, reveals her search for her Jewish... Read More →

Sunday August 11, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am PDT