24 2016

Their Stories, Our Stories: Yiddish Women Writers

1:15PM - 2:15PM  

First Narayever Congregation 187 Brunswick Av.
Toronto, ON M5S 2M4

Contact Reuven Shlozberg

Discover the rarely explored works and lives of Yiddish women authors of the 20th century. Rescued from oblivion by feminist scholars and translators, short stories, memoirs and novels will bring to light our foremothers’ experience and history in Eastern Europe, North America, and Israel. Such themes as family life, education, migration and the Holocaust will be highlighted with selected Yiddish readings.

Frieda Forman has been a teacher, writer and scholar in the fields of Jewish Studies and Women’s Studies for over four decades. Currently, she is an associate scholar at the Centre for Women’s Studies, OISE/ UT. Her publications include Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers (ed), the first collection of Yiddish women’s literature in translation, and The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers (ed.).

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