Monthly Archives: March 2012

Attention Illustrators | A Message from Kent Brown and the Highlights Foundation

The following comes from Kent Brown of the Highlights Foundation I got this idea, and at first I thought it was another goofy one. Here’s what I’m faced with. The Highlights Foundation is expanding its programs, and, to my great … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Ruth Tenzer Feldman and Blue Thread

The Whole Megillah interviews debut novelist Ruth Tenzer Feldman, author of Blue Thread (Ooligan Press, 2012), in this week’s blog tour for the book. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What catalyzed your foray into fiction? Ruth Tenzer Feldman (RTF): Catalyzed. What … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Elana Bell

Earlier this month, I attended the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writers Programs in Chicago. There, I had the privilege of participating in two workshops about Jewish poetry. I met Elana Bell on Shabbos afternoon at a … Continue reading

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Event: Passover Play Based on Work by Anna Olswanger

Shlemiel Crooks: A Passover Musical A family musical revue based on books by award-winning author Anna Olswanger Performed by the Poppy Seed Players Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 11 am, Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St., New York City … Continue reading

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Second Sight: An Interview with Executive Editor Cheryl Klein

In early November 2011, I had the privilege of participating in a New Jersey SCBWI  workshop given by Arthur A. Levine executive editor Cheryl Klein, author of Second Sight. She was gracious enough to answer a few questions for The … Continue reading

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Book Review | Here’s What Happened

No, Here’s What Happened is not the name of a new book. I posted a review last night of Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox and within minutes received an email from a The Whole Megillah reader informing me of the “flack this … Continue reading

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Book Review | Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots By Deborah Feldman Simon & Schuster, 2012, 254 pp. With this book review, The Whole Megillah happily ventures into adult literary. Unorthodox is an engrossing read by writer Deborah Feldman, a former … Continue reading

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The Whole Megillah Expands

Beginning the week of March 5, 2012 The Whole Megillah expands to include the interests of those who write Jewish-themed memoir and poetry. I’m very excited about this move! I’ll be including: Interviews with authors and editors Book reviews News … Continue reading

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