2023 AWP Conference Schedule

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Friday, March 10, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Rooms 443-444, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 4


Not for Myself Alone: Creating and Sustaining Jewish Literary Communities

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In a time when "Jewish" can carry so many meanings, what do we need in the way of community? What can we share to encourage and inspire each other? Despite a strong literary presence, forums for support among American Jewish writers are limited. Representatives of the Jewish Book Council, Yiddish Book Center, Ayin Press, Lilith magazine, and Yetzirah, a new organization for Jewish poets, will explore responses to the opportunities and challenges of this moment, with a chance for audience input.

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Jessica Jacobs's third book, a collection of poems in conversation with the Book of Genesis, will be published by Four Way Books in 2024. Chapbook editor for Beloit Poetry Journal, she is the founder of Yetzirah, a new organization for Jewish poets.

Twitter Username: jessicalgjacobs

Bec­ca Kan­tor is the edi­to­r­i­al direc­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and its annu­al print lit­er­ary jour­nal, Paper Brigade. She received an MA in cre­ative writ­ing from the Uni­ver­si­ty of East Anglia, and was awarded a Ful­bright grant to research and write in Estonia. She lives in Brooklyn.

Madeleine (Mindl) Cohen is academic director of the Yiddish Book Center. She directs a fellowship program for emerging Yiddish translators. Mindl has a PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a past chief editor of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies.

Twitter Username: MandyCohen1

Tom Haviv is a Brooklyn-based, Israeli-born writer, multimedia artist, and organizer. His debut book of poetry, A Flag of No Nation, was by Jewish Currents Press in 2019. He is the founder of the Hamsa Flag Project, which intends to stimulate conversation about the future of Israel / Palestine.

Twitter Username: tmhaviv

Alicia Ostriker 's most recent collections of poetry are Waiting for the Light (2017), which won a National Jewish Book Award, and The Volcano and After: Selected and New Poems (2020). She was an Academy of American Poets Chancellor 2015–2020 and NY State Poet Laureate 2018–2021.

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