Tue09May20177:00 pmCleveland, OH
Ayelet Tsabari, author of award winning The Best Place on Earth will speak about growing up as an ethnic minority (Mizrahi) in Israel, and about reclaiming her Yemeni identity through writing. She will share the unique challenges she has faced as an immigrant author in North America, writing about Israel in English, her second language.
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Wed10May201710:00 amCleveland, OH
Israeli literature has long been dominated by Ashkenazi authors. Likewise, Israeli school curriculums often dismiss the work of Mizrahi authors (those of non-European descent) from the canon. But today, a new generation of Mizrahi writers are determined to carve out their own space, and perhaps even change the landscape of Israel’s literary scene. Reflecting on her own work and those like her, Ayelet Tsabari will shed light on the changing face of Israeli literature, and introduce some of the new Mizrahi voices who are making their mark.
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4:00 pmCleveland, OH
An informal discussion for Cleveland's Hebrew speakers. Join author Ayelet Tsabari who will speak about her work and life growing up Mizrahi in Israel and as an Israeli writer in North America. Registration Required by May 3. Tea and pastries will be served.
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Thu11May201710:00 amCleveland, OH
How do writers turn lived experience into literary art? What makes for a great true life narrative? Do you have to live an extraordinary life to write nonfiction? Learn to locate the stories in your lives, apply fiction techniques to enhance your work, and experiment with form, structure, tense and voice. Discussion and writing exercises will focus on finding your theme, identifying the conflict, confronting your fears, and falling in love with revision. In this workshop, Ayelet Tsabari offers ten practical tips to help you refine your prose, deepen your understanding of the genre, and create stronger and more compelling non-fiction. Space is Limited
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- In “The ‘in between-ness’ of the Israeli expat writer” Diane Cole of Jewish Book Week writes about “On Foreign Soil” – the panel discussion I participated in with Israeli authors Maya Arad and Ruby Namdar at Ansche Chesed synagogue in New York, May 2016
- Amanda Parris of CBC covered The Festival of Literary Diversity, in which I participated, quoting from my post about my year of reading only writers of colour. May 2016
- Author and blogger Kerry Clare wrote a great summary of my panel and other panels at The Festival of Literary Diversity. May 2016
- Read about my experience at the Jewish Book Festival in Vancouver here, November 2015
- Read about my fabulous Italian book tour here! Parma, Piacenza, Turin, and Rome, June 2015.
- An evening with Sami Rohr winners and finalists at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, May, 2015.
- Spotlight on Israeli Culture festival, presented with the IFOA (International Festival of Authors) and Koffler Centre of the Arts and Ben McNally Books, Toronto, February 2015
- I gave a lecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas, titled Language, Longing and Belonging. September 2014.
- I toured with The New Israel Fund of Canada in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. February, 2014. Read recap of the tour and see photos from the events here.