Monthly Archives: January 2018

Introducing The Whole Megillah Book Club

A New Year, A New Mission to Create a Community of Jewish Book Readers Now that 2018 is here, I’m happy to announce the formation of The Whole Megillah Book Club. Membership is free. Every two months, I’ll announce the … Continue reading

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And the Award Goes to…|2018 National Jewish Book Awards and Sydney Taylor Book Awards

January is the month the Jewish Book Council and the Association of Jewish Libraries announce the results of months of reading and committee deliberations of the previous year’s publications. For 2018, click on the following links to learn who won … Continue reading

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Poet’s Notebook | Lesléa Newman, author of new collection, Lovely

The Whole Megillah (TWM): How does the Lovely collection differ from your previous collections? Lesléa Newman (LN): Each of my two most recent collections, I Carry My Mother and October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard  consists of a book-length series of poems with a narrative … Continue reading

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Sign Up Now! New Online Workshops from The Whole Megillah

What better time to focus on your writing when the winds are blowing all those snowflakes to your front step? The Whole Megillah is proud to yet again announce a series of online workshops to sharpen your craft wherever you … Continue reading

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2017 Year-End Assessment & 2018 Goals

It’s my usual activity around this time of year to take stock of what I accomplished during the year and formulate goals for the coming year. Taking stock of the previous year I ask myself the following questions: What’s worked … Continue reading

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Literary Offerings into the World | December & Year-End 2017 Report

As promised, once the fall semester ended, I was able to send out some work. Poetry: I sent packets of poems to 11 journals (Whale Road Review, Rattle, The Common, Museum of Americana, Green Mountains Review, Lascaux Review, Foundry, Black … Continue reading

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