Midday Arts Series featuring Simone Zelitch

Midday Arts Series featuring Simone Zelitch

Join us for our Midday Arts Series event of the semester, presented in collaboration with the Intellectual Heritage program. This reading and conversation with author Simone Zelitch will be moderated by writer and professor Jeffrey Ethan Lee.   

About the speakers:

Jeffrey Ethan Lee is an assistant professor of Intellectual Heritage. His books include The Autobiography of Somebody Else (White Pine Press, 2016), identity papers (a finalist for the Colorado Book Award), and invisible sister (a finalist for the first Many Mountains Moving Press Book Prize.) The poetry chapbooks Towards Euphoria and The Sylf won prizes from Seven Kitchens Press and The Sow's Ear Poetry Press.   

Simone Zelitch’s five novels range in subject matter from a medieval peasant revolt to the 1964 Freedom Summer to real and imaginary Jewish history and legend. Her most recent publication, Judenstaat (Tor/Macmillan 2016, reissued by PM Press 2020) is an alternative history about a Jewish state established in Germany. Research for her work has taken her to Budapest, Dresden, Mississippi, and most recently, Israel and Palestine. Her novels have been taught in colleges across the country, and  her novel Moses in Sinai was included in a University of Miami class called Bad Jews. For the past twenty-five years, Zelitch has taught at Community College of Philadelphia where she established their Creative Writing Program and English Degree. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Doug Buchholz, and writes in the summers, mostly. Find out more about the author and her work at www.simonezelitch.com.    

The event will also be live streamed via Zoom Webinar, for those who are unable to attend or prefer a virtual format. Access the live stream here: https://temple.zoom.us/j/96959275839

Our programs are geared toward a general audience and are open to all, including Temple students, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors, and friends. Registration is encouraged.  

Thursday, March 23, 2023
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Charles Library Event Space
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