Jewish Voices, Readings by Oregon Jewish Writers and Poets


Photo: The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.

Jewish Voices, Readings by Oregon Jewish Writers and Poets will be held on Nov. 19 at 7:30 pm
at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education at 724 NW Davis Street in Portland. Ticket are $8 for members and $10 for the general public.

Started in 1999, this annual event features readings by prominent Oregon Jewish poets and writers. The writers in the 2019 program, who span a range of genres including fiction, poetry, non-fiction and essays will share selections from their work in OJMCHE’s auditorium. This year’s writers are Eric Flamm, Suzy Harris, A. Molotkov, Willa Schneberg, and Sabena Stark.

OJMCHE Director Judy Margles is the emcee for the evening.

Eric Flamm

This year’s featured writers:

Raised in southern Minnesota, Eric Flamm studied English literature and Chinese at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. After graduating, he worked as a journalist in Taiwan, and then at a startup technology company in Israel, where he became a citizen. In 1996, he was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces and eventually joined an artillery unit as a reservist. A short story collection was recently released. In 2001, he moved to Portland, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Suzy Harris was born and raised in Indianapolis in a mostly non-practicing Jewish family. Her poems have appeared in Calyx: A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, Clackamas Literary Review, Rain, Third Wednesday, VoiceCatcher and Windfall, and in the forthcoming anthology Body Politic: Illustrated poems about the body and disability. Her chapbook is entitled Girl in a Red-Striped Shirt: A Mid-Century Memoir. She is a retired attorney and lives in Portland.

A. Molotkov

Born in Russia, A. Molotkov moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. His poetry collections are The Catalog of Broken Things, Application of Shadows, and Synonyms for Silence. Published by Kenyon, Iowa, Antioch, Massachusetts, Atlanta, Bennington, and Tampa Reviews, Hotel Amerika, Volt, Arts & Letters, and many more. Molotkov has received various fiction and poetry awards and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. He co-edits The Inflectionist Review.

Willa Schneberg is a poet, visual artist, curator, and psychotherapist in private practice. She has authored five poetry collections including: In The Margins of The World, recipient of the Oregon Book Award, and her latest volume, Rending the Garment. She just completed teaching a Literary Arts’ Delve Readers Seminar entitled “Literature of Modern and Contemporary Jewish American Women Writers.” Willa founded and curates Jewish Voices, an annual reading of Oregon Jewish Writers.

Sabena Stark

Sabena Stark writes poetry, prose, and music. Her poem, “High Holy Days,” appears in the anthology, Before There Is Nowhere to Stand: Palestine/Israel: Poets Respond to the Struggle (Lost Horse Press 2012). Sabena is a graduate of the UO School of Journalism & Communication’s Literary Nonfiction Program and UC Berkeley’s School of Music. Her book in-progress received an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship. She lives in Eugene.

For advanced tickets, visit ojmche.org/events/2019-oregon-jewish-voices

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