Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 | 3–5pm
ADMISSION: Free with Museum admission; advance registration required
The Anne and Robert Cowan Writer’s Prize, presented by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, is awarded to writers who have made an exceptional impact in the Bay Area through their uniquely Jewish perspective. Celebrate Marissa Moss and Daniel Schifrin, the 2018 winners of The Anne and Robert Cowan Writer’s Prize, with a reading and reception. RSVP to email@example.com, or get tickets at the link below.
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Daniel Schifrin’s fiction and essays have appeared, among other places, in McSweeney’s, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the winner of the 2016 Wilner Award for Short Fiction from San Francisco State University, and the runner-up for the 2015 Sequestrum New Writer Award. Schifrin is currently finishing a book of short stories and a novel about love and physics, and his first play, Sweet and Sour, will receive a staged reading at Z Space in the spring of 2018. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, writer-in-residence at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and Ideas columnist for J., the Jewish News of Northern California. This year he is teaching creative writing at UC Berkeley and SF State.
Marissa Moss has written more than seventy children's books, from picture books to middle-grade and young adult novels. Best known for the Amelia’s Notebook series, her books are popular with teachers and children alike. Both Rachel's Journal and Hannah’s Journal are included in state textbooks. Her picture book biographies of historical figures from Jackie Mitchell to Maggie Gee to Kate Warne have won many awards. Barbed Wire Baseball, a recent nonfiction picture book won the California Book Award, and was named an ALA Notable Book as well as a Notable Book for Social Studies. Last spring, her first adult book was published. Last Things, a Memoir of Love and Loss, uses her trademark mix of art and text in a graphic memoir about her husband's death from ALS. She is currently working on developing the Amelia books into an animated series for Amazon productions.
Public Programs are made possible by the Koret Foundation and The Al and Rosanne Levitt Fund for Public Programs.