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Mon, Jan 09


Modiin Kramim Library & on Zoom

Literary Modiin - January 2023 Author Event

Join Literary Modiin for our first event of 2023 - in-person and over Zoom, featuring Yosef Halper (The Bibliomaniacs) and Michelle Cameron (Beyond the Ghetto Gates) and Dara Barnat (The City I Run From).

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Literary Modiin - January 2023 Author Event
Literary Modiin - January 2023 Author Event

Time & Location

Jan 09, 2023, 7:30 PM GMT+2

Modiin Kramim Library & on Zoom, 9 Emek Harod, Modiin-Maccabim-Reut

About the Event

About the authors:

Dara Barnat is a poet and scholar of poetry. She holds a Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University, where she is a senior faculty member and Head of the Division of Languages. Dara is the author of three poetry collections: Headwind Migration (2009), In the Absence (2016), and The City I Run From: Poems of Tel Aviv (2020). Other poetry and translations from Hebrew have appeared in The Cortland Review, diode, Poet Lore, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been translated into French by Sabine Huynh and Hebrew by Gili Haimovich. Dara’s scholarly manuscript – Walt Whitman and the Making of Jewish American Poetry – is forthcoming in spring 2023. Other essays on poetry appear in Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and Los Angeles Review of Books. She lives between Tel Aviv and New York with her family, including a long-haired chihuahua, Lily.

Michelle Cameron writes Jewish historical fiction, including the award-winning BEYOND THE GHETTO GATES and THE FRUIT OF HER HANDS. Forthcoming in fall 2023 is BABYLON: a novel of exile and return, and in spring 2024 the sequel to BEYOND THE GHETTO GATES, NAPOLEON’S MIRAGE. Michelle is also a director of The Writers Circle, a NJ-based creative writing program that offers workshops and events to children, teens, and adults.

J.C. (Yosef) Halper was born in Newark and raised in Springfield, New Jersey. He studied history at George Washington University and at Yeshiva University. He moved to Israel in 1983 and was soon drafted into the IDF Infantry. He opened his bookstore on Allenby Street in downtown Tel Aviv in 1991. When not buying and selling books, he tries to read them. His other obsessions include bicycle commuting and watching professional wrestling. He is married to Rivka and has four children and three grandchildren.

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