Jewish American Writing: Selections thru Time is the fall class of Encountering Jewish Culture through Stories, Poetry & Art: 2018 series. Esther Hexter, award-winning Jewish educator, will guide seniors and friends in lively discussion and exploration of selections of Jewish American writing from the past 350 years. No experience is required, just the desire to learn.
The class will meet six Wednesdays in a row– Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7 & 14, from 11:15 a.m.- 12:45 p.m., on the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.
Book for the class is Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology, edited by Jules Chametzky, John Felstiner, Hilene Flanzbaum & Kathryn Hellerstein. Students can purchase or borrow a copy.
The book spans from 1645 to the present, including writing in all genres—fiction, poetry, drama, essays, letters, editorials, journals. Everyone will consider whether Jewish authors writing in America make up a literary tradition and if so what defines it among other ideas.
Class and the series are funded by a grant from the Edward I. Abramson Program Fund, Jewish Community Board of Akron.
The registration fee of $25 is due by Oct. 3, in cash or check payable to Jewish Community Board of Akron, 750 White Pond Dr., Akron 44320. For more information contact Esther at firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-836-0777 or find more information here.