Jewish Book Month (it’s more than books!) – award winning writers, lectures, Russian culture, workshops- livestreamed until Nov. 30
Far from being only about books, this entertaining and thought-provoking series of multilingual, eclectic events brings together some of today’s top literary minds in interviews and inspiring lectures, along with workshops, concerts and Russian dance & culture.
From Boston, Steven Pinker continues his exploration on the genealogy of reason with insight and humour with his new work, “Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters” (Nov. 17); live from France, Valerie Zenatti is a Francophone author grounded in the European and Middle Eastern romantic traditions in conversation with Chantal Ringuet (Nov. 14); the 16th annual Evening of Russian Culture- “Our Hearts Are Holding Hands” stars poets, musicians, vocalists and dancers bringing famous Russian bard Bulat Okudzhava to life, in English and Russian. Tickets available to watch live in person at the Segal Centre or livestreamed (Nov. 13); and Chanie Ehrentreu, host of The Boss Maidel Podcast, is in conversation with author Fiona Davis in the new series, Boss Maidel Conversations with Female Writers from California and New York (Nov. 30).
Livestreamed from cities around the world, Q&A follow each event. Presented by the Jewish Public Library.