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Current courses by topic: Contemporary Literature

5 courses.

Books Beyond Borders at the Osher Marin JCC

T300-OMJ Instructors: Siegel Starting: 09/27/2016 Location: Osher Marin JCC

American Jewish World Service is partnering with the Osher Marin JCC to launch Books Beyond Borders in Marin! Five times a year, we will meet to discuss fiction and non-fiction works that relate to AJWS’s ...

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Jews in Science Fiction: It’s Not a Fantasy

A400-JCL Instructors: Weisman Starting: 04/20/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

Jewish writers, including many from the Bay Area, are responsible for some of the most entertaining and mind-bending stories, books, and scripts written in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Who are these local ...

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Michael Chabon: In Conversation — One Bay One Book

A300-JCL Instructors: Chabon Starting: 05/21/2017 Location: Jewish Community Library

The author of the award-winning novel Moonglow, this year’s One Bay One Book selection, sits down with writer Dan Schifrin to discuss the book, why he wrote it, the power of memory, and the nature ...

The Dark and the Surreal: Etgar Keret in Conversation with Ayelet Waldman

T400-OMJ Instructors: Keret Starting: 05/07/2017 Location: Osher Marin JCC

Etgar Keret will discuss selections from his vast body of short stories, focusing on “dark matter”: the absurdist humor and surreal thematic elements found in the extraordinary and mundane elements of daily life. He will ...

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Torah Told Different: Stories for a Pan/Poly/Post-Denominational World

T300-SFPL Instructors: Ramer Starting: 05/23/2017 Location: San Francisco Public Library

What Dorothy discovered in Oz and Alice discovered in Wonderland you’ll discover here: a parallel reality where a third temple rose and fell in antiquity, women were ordained in the fifth century CE, and alternate ...