The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish American Literature in 60 Minutes or Less

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Andrew Ridker
Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for a fascinating talk and discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature, including how Jewish American literature responds to and shapes the ever-changing role of Jews in America.
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Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for a fascinating talk and discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature. 

The lecture will explore:

  • What it means to be a Jewish American writer
  • How the idea of the Jewish American novel has evolved over time
  • How Jewish American literature responds to and shapes the ever-changing role of Jews in America

Though this talk focuses on Jewish American fiction, it will resonate with anyone interested in the literature of immigrant groups or other American subcultures.

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The Future of Jewish American Literature

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Andrew Ridker

Friday, April 17th, 5:30-6:30pm PT / 8:30-9:30pm ET
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Join acclaimed novelist Andrew Ridker for a fascinating talk & discussion on the past, present, and future of Jewish American literature. Event Description: Join us for an online Speakeasy event with novelist Andrew Ridker on Friday, April 17. Andrew attended the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the author of The Altruists, a critically-acclaimed novel about a St. Louis-based Jewish father and his grown children who are each trying, and often failing, to live a meaningful life. NPR described it as “a lively, tragicomic debut novel, a probe into questions that never get old: What constitutes a good, moral life, and how do you pull it off in this world?” In addition to being an accomplished writer, Andrew is an avid reader who is particularly interested in Jewish American literature. Join him for a fascinating talk and discussion about what it means to be a Jewish American writer, how the idea of the Jewish American novel has evolved over time, and how Jewish American literature responds to and shapes the ever-changing role of Jews in America. Whether you’re a Jewish American literature aficionado or simply interested in this topic, you’re sure to find the experience illuminating and thought-provoking. Event Location: This event will take place online via Zoom, a free video-conferencing tool. New to Zoom? After you buy your ticket, you'll receive an email with step-by-step instructions on how to use it, and you'll be a pro in no time! About Speakeasy: Speakeasy offers intimate events with compelling speakers and performers online via Zoom. Learn more about Speakeasy and check out a list of all of our events.

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