Upcoming Events

Sadness Is a White Bird Released in Paperback

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019. Available for pre-order online now. 

Joseph Beth Booksellers | Cincinnati, OH

Sunday, February 24th, 2019. 2 PM. @ Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati OH. Paperback launch event for Sadness Is a White Bird. (Link here).

Jewish Bookfair Author Series | Columbus, OH

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019. 12:00 PM. (Jewish Book Council Network Program. More info soon).

Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival | Naples, FL

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019. 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM @ 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road

Suite 2201, Naples, FL. (Jewish Book Council Network Program). Moriel Rothman-Zecher and Carol Zoref. (Link here).

Writing Political Fiction | Catapult Online Writing Course

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 – Wednesday April 24th, 2019. 

“Fiction can provide one of the deepest and most direct paths toward genuine empathy, making it a powerful tool to engage with the central political and social crises of our world. There is a tension inherent in writing political fiction, of course: so much of politics is built off of familiar polemics, while good fiction is allergic to predictability and talking points. In this workshop, we will hold onto that tension, while delving into the unique power fiction holds for grappling with political issues of the past, present and future…”

Learn more about the course and sign up here. 

Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT

April 11th, 2019. 4:30 PM. Axinn Center Abernathy Room. (Link here). 

Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies, the Program in Middle East Studies, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Religion Department, Creative Writing Program, Arabic Department and the Silberman Chair in Jewish Studies. Open to the public.

Franklin and Marshall College | Lancaster, PA

April 15th, 2019. More information coming soon.

Columbus, OH

April 27th, 2019. More information coming soon. 

Miami Writers Institute | Miami, FL

May 8th-10th, 2019. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus. 300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, 33132 United States. 

“The Wildness and Carefulness of Writing a Novel.” Three day creative writing workshop with Moriel Rothman-Zecher.

Wednesday – Friday, May 8 – 10 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“In order to create a new universe — i.e., a novel — a writer needs a sense of recklessness, boldness, imagination, and wildness. But in order to tame this universe, to sharpen its logics, and to make enough sense out of its rhythms to tell a compelling story, a writer needs discipline, methodology, grit, and carefulness…”

More information about the workshop and registration here

Past Events

Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School | Manhattan, NY

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. Reading and discussion with a 12th AP literature grade class studying Sadness Is a White Bird.

National Book Foundation’s ‘5 Under 35’ Ceremony | Manhattan, NY

Monday, November 12, 2018. 7:30 PM @ the Ace Hotel, 20 W 29th St, NYC.  ‘5 under 35’ award ceremony with authors Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (and selector Colson Whitehead), Hannah Lillith Assadi (and selector Claire Vaye Watkins), Akwaeke Emezi (and selector Carmen Maria Machado), Lydia Kiesling (and selector Samantha Hunt), and Moriel Rothman-Zecher (and selector Bill Clegg). Event put on by the National Book Foundation, and hosted by Natasha Lyonne. Panel moderated by Ben Greenman. (More info here).

Detroit Jewish Book Fair | Detroit, MI

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018. 1:00PM. (Jewish Book Council Network Program). Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit. D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building, Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus, 6600 W. Maple Rd. West Bloomfield, MI. (Link here).

Fountain Valley School | Colorado Springs, CO.

Friday, November 2, 2018. 12:45 PM. Reading and conversation with senior “Literature and film of conflict” class, as well as students from other classes at the high school.

Colorado College | Colorado Springs, CO

Thursday, November 1st, 2018. 7:00 PM. @ Colorado College, 14 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO. Event sponsored and organized by Colorado College’s J Street U chapter. (Link here).

Friday, November 2nd, 2018. 10:45 AM. @ Colorado College. Reading and presentation to class on the history of Zionist-Arab relations, taught by Professor Michael Reimer

Books By the Banks: Cincinnati Regional Book Festival | Cincinnati, OH

Saturday, October 20th, 2018. Panel – 2:30 PM. @ Duke Energy Convention Center. 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Room 211. (Link here). Will be at the book fair from 10AM – 4PM.

The Emporium | Yellow Springs, OH

Sunday, October 7th, 2018. 3:00PM @ The Emporium. 233 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH. (Link here).

Foundation for Middle East Peace | Washington, DC

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018. 10:00 AM @ 1319 18th Street NW

Washington, DC. Discussion facilitated by FMEP President Lara Friedman. (Link and RSVP form here).

Busboys and Poets | Washington, DC

Monday, October 1st, 2018. 6:30 PM @ Busboys and Poets. 450 K Street, NW, Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the Clarendon Presbyterian Church and NoVA-UUJME. (Link here).

Baltimore Book Festival | Baltimore, MD

Sunday, September 30th, 2018. 4:00PM @ The Baltimore Book Festival. Inner Harbor Stage. Inside the Baltimore Visitor Center, 401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD. (Link here).

Brooklyn Book Festival | Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, September 16th, 2018. 4:00PM. @ Main Stage on Borough Hall Plaza | Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY. (Link here).

Beit HaKerem | Jerusalem

Sunday, August 26th, 2018. 7:30 PM. Living room / salon event. RSVP via email.

IKAR Synagogue | Los Angeles, CA

Monday, August 13th, 2018. 7:30 PM. Living room / salon event organized by members of IKAR. (Link here; RSVP for event address).

Moe’s Books | BERKELEY, CA

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, 8:00 PM. Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA. In conversation with Ayelet Waldman. (Link Here).

UU Fellowship | Yellow Springs, OH 

April 8th, 2018, 11:00 AM. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. 2884 US-68, Xenia, OH.

Gramercy Books | COLUMBUS, OH

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, 7:00 PM. Gramercy Books. 2424 East Main Street, Bexley, OH. (Link here).

Literati Bookstore | ANN ARBOR, MI

Thursday, March 8th, 2018, 7:00 PM. Literati Bookstore. 124 E Washington, Ann Arbor, MI. (Link here).

White Whale Bookstore | PITTSBURGH, PA

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 7:30 PM. White Whale Bookstore. 4754 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA. (Link here).

Greenlight Bookstore | BROOKLYN, NY

Monday, February 19th, 2018, 7:30 PM. Greenlight Bookstore – Fort Greene Store. In Conversation with author Madeleine Thien. 686 Fulton street, BrooklynNY. (Link here). 

Cuyahoga Public Library | CLEVELAND, OH

Thursday, February 15th, 7:00 PM. Cuyahoga County Public Library – Beachwood Branch.  25501 Shaker Blvd. Beachwood, OH. (Link here). 

Seminary Co-op Bookstore | CHICAGO, IL

Tuesday, February 13th, 6:00 PM. Seminary Co-op Bookstore. 5751 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL. (Link here). 

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For more information about organizing a reading, discussion or workshop, please contact Stephanie Mendoza: Stephanie.Mendoza@simonandschuster.com