Four quick things this week:
- I’ve signed up to support Amherst Writers & Artists in their Write around the World fundraising event. I’m facilitating a session on May 9.
- I received an offer of publication for my bio in verse in January. Still working out the details of the contract. This is how long it can take.
- Summer plans: I’ll be taking a course at Gratz College, Reading Yiddish for Holocaust Research, and right now I’m slated to teach English Composition II and U.S. History II at the community college. In my current Yiddish class at YIVO, I now have a study partner in the great tradition of Jewish learning. He’s a doctoral student in Virginia.
- Reminder: Coming up on April 7 to commemorate Yom HaShoah: The Mercer Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Center is hosting a conversation with Scott Miller, retired Director of Curatorial Affairs at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and co-author of Refuge Denied; Hans Fisher, professor emeritus of Rutgers University and MS St. Louis passenger; and me, Barbara Krasner, director of the Mercer Center and author of 37 Days at Sea: Aboard the MS St. Louis, 1939. Attendees can take advantage of a 20 percent discount on the purchase of my book from publisher Kar-Ben.