A Conversation with Judith Summerfield and Rabbi Jeffrey Segelman

October 17, 2017, 7:45 pm
Palmer and Rockland Avenues

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“Places We Come From, The Stories We Tell”

How do you respond to the question, ‘where do you come from’? Do you name an actual place? A country? Family? Religion? Race? Gender? How do we tell our own stories within the contexts of the big stories that we inherit from the past? What are the stories we live by, often without our knowing it? What value does history serve in our stories? Or memory? Rituals or customs?

Join us for a lively discussion with Judith Summerfield, WJC member, author of A Man Comes from Someplace: Stories, History, Memory From a Lost Time, published by SENSE Publishers, 2015. Professor Emerita in English, Queens College/CUNY, Judith introduced the book at the Krakow Festival in 2015, and since then, has been giving book talks and writing seminars, including a recent writing/reading workshop supported by the New York Council for the Humanities at the Larchmont Library.

In addition to the Conversation with Rabbi Segelman, Judith will be leading a writing seminar that will begin on November 7 in association with the Hendel Family Library Details to follow.

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