Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lisa Zeidner Reading: Thursday, January 24th

Lisa Zeidner
Lisa Zeidner, the critically acclaimed author of Layover and Love Bomb, will be visiting GW on January 24th!

Lisa Zeidner is the author of five novels as well as two books of poetry.  She teaches Creative Writing at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Zeidner is the first author in a series this spring at GW, offered in conjunction with Jewish Literature Live

Students will have the opportunity to ask Zeidner questions about her works in an intimate classroom setting after reading her most recent work, Love Bomb. Ultimately, the students aim to debate the answer to the question, "What does being a Jewish American author mean?" and "Who considers themselves Jewish American authors?"

In the evening, Zeidner will give a reading that is free and open to the public.  The reading is in Marvin Center 309 at 7:30 PM. The reading will include a question-and-answer session.  The GW Bookstore will be selling Zeidner's novels, so everyone will have the opportunity to either expand or begin their collection of autographed works. 



Love Bomb: A Novel
The New York Times Sylvia Brownrigg wrote a glowing review of Love Bomb,

"With the pleasing intensity of an action film and none of the boring car chases, 'Love Bomb' is a witty, smart and densely packed novel, incorporating descriptions of SWAT tactics, references to NGO politics, a glance at run-of-the-mill suburban racism, a light look at 'badge bunnies' (women who like sleeping with cops) and many great, recognizable glimpses of the challenges of modern parenthood."

This amazing class and authorial readings are only made possible by the generosity of David Bruce Smith and the passion of its professor, Faye Moskowitz
For more information or questions please email: JewishLitLiveGWU@gmail.com

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