UPDATED: Jewish Literature Live is Back: Spring 2015 Schedule

Sandra Bernhard returns to Jewish Literature Live
to begin the semester
on Thursday, January 22
UPDATE: Sandra Bernhard’s schedule now requires her to stay in Los Angeles for rehearsals of four episodes of Two Broke Girls.  It will be great to see her on the show, but it unfortunately means that her appearance is cancelled for January 22.

Hailed by Time magazine as one of “the hottest seats in class”, Jewish Lit Live is back for another season. Past guests to the seminar-style class have included Tony Kushner, E.L. Doctorow, Art Spielgelman and Erica Jong.
Led by Professor Faye Moskowitz, the class provides students with the unique opportunity to meet the authors of each book read in class. On the day of the visit, the author will meet with the class in the afternoon so that students can ask questions in an intimate setting. That same night, the author will give a reading open to the entire community. All night time readings are free and are held in GW’s Marvin Center from 7:00-8:30.  The GW English calendar (to the right on this blog) will always have full details on these events.
Jewish Literature Live is made possible by the generous support of David Bruce Smith, BA ’79, a former member of GW’s Board of Trustees and an alum of the English Department. Any questions about the course can be directed to jewishlitlivegwu@gmail.com
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The roster for the upcoming semester will include:
Sandra Bernhard: Thursday, January 22 Love Love and Love, Marvin Center Ampitheater 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Sandra Bernhard is s compelling performer who loves to engage her audience with personal provocative and deeply emotional content. Bernhard just concluded her popular annual performances at Joe’s Pub in New York City.  
Bernhard’s film credits include Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, for which she was awarded Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics, Nicholas Roeg’s Track 29, Hudson Hawk, Dinner Rush, and Dare.
Nick Kotz: Thursday, February 5 The Harness Makers Dream, Marvin Center Ampitheater 7:00 – 8:30 PM
As a reporter for the Washington Post and the Des Moines Register, and in six pathbreaking books, Nick Kotz won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, the National Magazine Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, and eight other renowned prizes.
Daniel Handler/Lemony Snicket: Thursday, February 19 Why We Broke Up Marvin Center Room 307 7:00 – 8:30 PM
As Lemony Snicket, he has written the best-selling series All The Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies and was the basis of a feature film starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep, with Jude Law as Lemony Snicket.
Jean Korelitz: Tuesday, March 3 Admission Marvin Center Room 301 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Born and raised in New York City and educated at Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge, she lives in New York City with her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon, and their children. In 2013, her novel Admission was turned into a romantic comedy-drama film directed by Paul Weitz and starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.
Tom Beller: Thursday, March 26 JD Salinger: The Escape Artist. Students will read Nine Stories (author J.D. Salinger). Marvin Center Ampitheater 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Thomas Beller is the author of J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker’s Culture Desk, has edited numerous anthologies including two drawn from his website, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, and was a cofounder of the literary journal Open City.
Michelle BrafmanThursday, April 9 Washing the Dead Marvin Center Ampitheater 7:00 – 8:30 PM
As the author or her debut novel, Washing the Dead, Michelle Brafman’s short fiction has also received special mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and she has written essays and stories appearing in Slate, The Washington Post, Tablet, Lilith Magazine, the minnesota review, and numerous other publications.
Gary Shteyngart: Thursday, April 23 Little Failure Jack Morton Auditorium 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later.  His work has appeared in The New YorkerTravel + LeisureEsquireGQThe New York Times Magazine, and many other publications and has been translated into twenty-six languages. 

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