Do writers read like everyone else? Or do they notice things the rest of us miss? Join writer Todd Hasak-Lowy (author of the new YA novel, Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You) in an interactive discussion about the relationship between active reading and creative writing. Todd will also talk about his books, answer questions, and sign books at the end of the event.
This event is free, but space may be limited. Call (847) 448-8625 to reserve your space. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Location: Street: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington City: Evanston, Province: Illinois Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Dror Burstein in Conversation with Todd Hasak-Lowy and Na'ama Rokem
Award-winning Israeli novelist Dror Burstein, joined by translator Todd Hasak-Lowy, will discuss his recent work. Sponsored by the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies and the Program in Jewish Culture and Society of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Classics Building, Room 110 1010 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL
Chicago Center for Jewish Studies 773-702-7108
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on the Student Events Calendar, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.
The “plot” of Dror Burstein’s dazzling meditation consists of nothing more than the author’s lying on a bench, looking up at the night sky. What results from this simple action is, however, a monologue whose scope is both personal and cosmic, with Burstein’s thoughts ricocheting between stories from his past and visions of the origin and end of the universe. The result is a fascinating blend of reminiscence, fiction, and amateur science, seeking to convey not only a personal story but the big picture in which the saga of life on Earth and of the stars that surround it have the same status as anecdotes about one’s aunts and uncles. With a tip of the hat to W. G. Sebald and Yoel Hoffmann, Netanya seeks to transform human history into an intimate family story, and demonstrates how the mind at play can bring a little warmth into a cold universe.
Stop by The Book Cellar to hear these two great authors share their work!
Benjamin Hollander was born in Haifa, Israel and as a boy immigrated to New York City. He presently lives on the west coast of North America. His books include: In the House Un-American, Memoir American, Vigilance, Rituals of Truce and the Other Israeli, The Book of Who Are Was, How to Read, too, and, as editor, Translating Tradition: Paul Celan in France.
Todd Hasak-Lowy grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. He earned a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkley where he started writing fiction. His books include The Task of This Translator, Captives, and 33 Minutes. His translation of Asaf Schurr's novel Motti from Hebrew to English was a finalist for the 2013 Sami Rohr Prize in Jewish Literature. Todd lives in Evanston with his family, and teaches Creative Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University.
Location: Street: 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60625 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Join us to celebrate the launch of Evanston author Hasak-Lowy’s middle-grade novel about a boy who’s been told by his ex-best friend that’s he’s going to get his butt kicked at recess—in exactly 33 Minutes.
Location: Street: 811 Elm Street City: Winnetka, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60093-2236 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Daniel Bloom's life is spinning out of control. His marriage is falling apart, he is out of touch with his son, he is bordering a spiritual breakdown, and he feels the world is broken beyond repair. In order to escape, Daniel starts a new writing project, a fantasy where a nameless sniper assassinates corporate executives, sleazy lobbyists and politicians. Realizing his fantasy is too personal, Daniel must search for a salvation that leads to an unusual journey. (booksense)… (more)
A misanthrope goes on the rampage, with revenge in mind for all the world’s ills and those he deems responsible. For those among us who feel impotent in the face of power, this first novel from the author of The Task of the Translator is a heady escape. (ablachly)