|Date/Time:||Thursday, Oct 17 | 6:30–8pm Get Tickets
|Admission:||Free with Museum admission|
About the Program
Delve into a history where supernatural creatures and time-travel prevail during this literary reading and talk by best-selling authors Andrew Sean Greer (The Confessions of Max Tivoli, The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells), and Helene Wecker (The Golem and the Jinni). Following the reading will be a moderated discussion with the authors. Book sales and signing will follow. Presented in partnership with the Litquake Literary Festival. Free with Museum admission.
Andrew Sean Greer is the recipient of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, the O Henry Award for short fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Public Library. His latest novel is The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.
Helene Wecker is Askenazi Jewish, and her husband’s family is Syrian, giving her a unique perspective on these two cultures’ mystical traditions and the immigrant experiences of both groups. The Golem and the Jinni is her first novel.
Andrew Sean Greer, Photo by Kaliel Roberts. Helene Wecker, Photo by Sheldon Wecker.
Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert.