Achayot Retreat for Jewish Women Writers: Select Readings

Event date: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 6:15pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

This reading is a featured event of the inaugural Achayot ("Sisterhood") Retreat for Jewish Women Writers, a project organized under the auspices of TwentyTwentyBooks, a nonprofit literary organization promoting marginalized voices.

FREE. RSVP Requested

Michelle Brafman is the author of the novel Washing the Dead and Bertrand Court, a collection of linked short stories. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, SlateLitHubTabletThe Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. Brafman has received numerous awards for her short fiction, including a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, Tablet, the Minnesota Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Lilith Magazine, and numerous other publications. She teaches fiction writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program and lives in Glen Echo, Maryland with her husband and two children.
Jennifer S. Brown has published fiction and creative nonfiction in Fiction SoutheastThe Best Women’s Travel Writing, The Southeast Review, and Bellevue Literary Review, among other places. Her essay “The Codeine of Jordan” was selected as a notable essay in 2012’s The Best American Travel Writing. She has a BFA in film from New York University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington, Seattle, making her uniquely suited to write film reviews, which would be great if she hadn’t stopped going to the movies when her kids were born. Modern Girls (NAL/Penguin) is her debut novel.

Rachel Hall is the author of Heirlooms (BkMk Press), which was selected by Marge Piercy for the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize. Her short stories and essays have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies including Black Warrior ReviewCrab Orchard ReviewGettysburg ReviewGuernica and New Letters, which awarded her the Alexander Cappon Prize for Fiction. She has received other honors and awards from Lilith, Glimmer Train, Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ conferences, Ragdale, the Ox-Bow School of the Arts, and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Hall is a Professor of English in the creative writing program at the State University of New York at Geneseo where she holds two Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence—one for teaching and one for her creative work. She lives in Rochester.
Bertrand Court Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938849794
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Published: Prospect Park Books - September 6th, 2016

Washing the Dead Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938849510
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Published: Prospect Park Books - April 28th, 2015

Modern Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451477125
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Published: Berkley Books - April 5th, 2016

Heirlooms: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781886157910
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Published: BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kans - September 15th, 2016