February 27th, 2010
Jane Austen seminar
Zabrina McIntyre of the Smithsonian Associates would like everyone to know about a special program featuring professor Tara Wallace:
Jane Austen: The Author, Her Legacy and…Sea Monsters? This program will be on Tuesday, March 9 from 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm. It will feature three authors, Seth Grahame-Smith, New York Times best-selling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Ben H. Winters, New York Times best-selling author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters; and Regina Jeffers, author of Vampire Darcy’s Desire and Darcy’s Passions as they talk about Austen the author and why her works have endured and inspired through the years.
The following link provides additional information about the program.
I’d like to offer a special $15 student rate for anyone who is interested.
1. They may call our registration line at 202-633-3030 and mention this special promotion.
2. They may purchase tickets through our website.
When they log-in or register, there will be place to input the promo code 182292.
February 27th, 2010
Howard Jacobson, Jewish Literature Live
After a week of being trapped in his hotel room, Howard Jacobson has spoken to more English classes and student groups than he can remember. Tonight he will make a appearance at Hillel and yesterday he finally visited Jewish Literature Live. So surprisingly, the author of Kalooki Nights (probably the most Jewish book I have ever read) and the British Jew, does not like being called a “Jewish” writer. “If I am called a Jewish writer I hit the roof. I am an English writer, but I did not have to choose this subject [Judaism],” he said. “There is no reason why a Jew who writes should be a Jewish writer. I regret marketing myself as a Jewish writer and calling myself a Jewish writer, it limits one.” Plain and simply, Jacobson proclaims himself an “English writer with a Jewish accent.” And there you have it, within the first fifteen minutes of the hour Jacobson was already stirring up controversy and setting our minds on rapid fire. Read more→