Quarantine(ish) Book Talks

Quarantine(ish) Book Talks provide opportunities to come together virtually to explore literature with Jewish, female authors in conversation with JWA's CEO Judith Rosenbaum. The following are recordings of past events.

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Bess Kalb

Bess Kalb, author of Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, talks to JWA on September 24, 2020.

Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman, author of My Life as a Villainess, talks to JWA on September 10, 2020.

Esther Amini

Esther Amini, author of Concealed, talks to JWA on September 3, 2020.

Jennifer Rosner

Jennifer Rosner, author of The Yellow Bird Sings, talks to JWA on July 30, 2020.

Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky

Dr. Chavi Eve Karkowsky, author of High Risk, talks to JWA on July 23, 2020.

Natasha Díaz

Natasha Díaz, author of Color Me In, talks to JWA on July 16, 2020.

Lizzie Skurnick

Lizzie Skurnick, editor of Pretty Bitches, talks to JWA on July 9, 2020.

Rachel Zucker

Rachel Zucker, author of SoundMachine, talks to JWA on May 21, 2020.

Anna Solomon

Anna Solomon, author of The Book of V, talks to JWA on May 14, 2020.

Rabbi Laura Geller

Rabbi Laura Geller, author of Getting Good at Getting Older, talks to JWA on May 7, 2020.

Abby Stein

Abby Stein, LGBTQ activist and author of Becoming Eve, talks to JWA on April 30, 2020.

Sarah Hurwitz

Sarah Hurwitz, author of Here All Along and former speechwriter for Michelle and Barack Obama talks to JWA on April 23, 2020.

Alicia Jo Rabins

Writer, musician, composer, performer, and Torah teacher, Alicia Jo Rabins explores poetry, music, Passover, and social distancing in this interview/performance on April 12, 2020.

Esther Safran Foer

Esther Safran Foer, author of I Want You to Know We're Still Here, discusses uncovering family secrets and chronicling them in her first memoir, on April 2, 2020.

Rachel Barenbaum

Rachel Barenbaum discusses her process for writing A Bend in The Stars, on March 25, 2020.

Rachel Kadish and Tova Mirvis

Authors Rachel Kadish and Tova Mirvis discuss the importance of writing and literature in a time of crisis, on March 19, 2020.

QBT is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of NEH.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Quarantine(ish) Book Talks." (Viewed on October 22, 2020) <https://jwa.org/programs/bookclub/quarantine-book-club>.

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