Saturday, March 20, 2010

Meet the Authors

Get together with us to meet some of the authors who have had their work published in Pain and Memory: Reflections on the Strength of the Human Spirit in Suffering. The reading will take place at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., on 22 April 2010, from approximately 4:00pm - 6:00pm. The college is located in downtown Brooklyn, easily accessible by public transportation (e.g., the Court St./Borough Hall train stations). The reading itself is in the Maroney Theater (7th Floor, Room 7402). The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Books will be available for signings. Come to meet and hear: Mitch Levenberg; Ruth Sabath Rosenthal; Lynne Shapiro; Anique Taylor; Anne Whitehouse. More information about each of these authors will be forthcoming over the course of the next few weeks on this blog.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stories of Immigration

WE ARE pleased to announce the contributors to Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration. In alphabetical order (not the eventual sequence of the book) they are: Janice Eidus; John Guzlowski; Omer Hadžiselimović; M. Neelika Jayawardane; Roy Jacobstein; Rivka Keren; Eva Konstantopoulos; Dagmara J. Kurcz; Mitch Levenberg; Cassandra Lewis; Tim Nees; Muriel Nelson; George Rabasa; Nahid Rachlin; Ruth Sabath Rosenthal; Azarin Sadegh; Ruth Knafo Setton; Patty Somlo; Rewa Zeinati. In all, there are twenty-nine different pieces of creative work on the theme of immigration by nineteen authors.

In addition to some relatively new voices, the list includes more than a few award-winning and highly-accomplished authors. We have immigration stories from current and previous generations; there are escapes and doubtful migrations; we have a story that involves a potato, and two that involve figs; we have a dramatic monologue; we have a few adoption stories; and there is a trunk that traveled all the way from a concentration camp. Some contributors you might recognize from Pain and Memory. We thank everyone who submitted – these were not easy decisions (considering how much material we received and how much of it was quite good). We will now begin the process of assembling the book, working on format and layout, proofreading, and then the writing of the Preface (by the publisher) and Foreword (by Jason Dubow). Updates forthcoming in due course.