Monthly Archives: May 2017

Author’s Notebook | The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland by Marisa Scheinfeld

I came across mention of The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland (Cornell University Press, 2017) on the website of the American Historical Association. Since my family spent numerous summers at hotels there that included the Granit, … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Choices by J.E. Laufer

Last year, I spent several months interviewing refugees from the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 on behalf of the American Hungarian Foundation. When I received news of J.E. Laufer’s account of her Jewish family’s escape, I was immediately intrigued. Following is … Continue reading

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2017 Year of the Book | First Quarter Progress Report

I pledged 2017 as the Year of the Book. my year to sell a book manuscript. Now that the first quarter of the year has closed, here is my progress report: Poetry: I entered my chapbook manuscript, Chicken Fat, into … Continue reading

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Literary Offerings into the World | April 2017 Report

During the academic semester, there’s a trend: I don’t write or send out that much material. I hope to remedy that after mid-May. Note: Since Poetry Has Value no longer offers the fabulous guest posts I looked forward to reading … Continue reading

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SCBWI and PJ Library Team Up for Jewish Stories Award

The following comes from the SCBWI website: SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award SCBWI in partnership with PJ Library has established the Jewish Stories Award to encourage the creation of more high quality Jewish children’s literature. PJ Library®, a program … Continue reading

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