Reading the Jewish Experience
Monday, December 8, 7:30pm | Talk
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OJM Event - Reading the Jewish Experience
READING THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE: Willa Schneberg will read from her recent collection Rending the Garment, and members of the “Writing the Jewish Experience" Workshop will read their work.
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Willa Schneberg has authored four other poetry collections: In The Margins of The World (Plain View Press), recipient of the Oregon Book Award in Poetry; Box Poems (Alice James Books); Storytelling In Cambodia (Calyx Books); and the letterpress chapbook The Books of Esther (Paper Crane Press), produced in conjunction with her interdisciplinary exhibit at the Oregon Jewish Museum in the Fall of 2012. Willa has read at the Library of Congress, her poems were heard on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac, and she has been a fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell. She is a psychotherapist in private practice and a visual artist. Willa lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon.
“Rending the Garment tells a familiar tale: the Jewish immigrant family romance, but with an important difference. Using shifting points of view and narrative interruptions, biographical essays, scolding notes from school principals, diary entries, not to mention a cast of characters as lively as a Borscht Belt revue, Willa Schneberg tells her story from the inside, where grief and love live side by side in bed ‘neither old nor young’ bodies outside of time . . . A fresh, original, and moving addition to our literature.” —Philip Schultz, Pulitzer Prize winner for Failure