We are proud to welcome authors to the DCJCC year-round through our Authors Out Loud series. These programs provide our community with a chance to hear from writers about their lives and works, as well as opportunities to think deeply about arts and ideas, about authors and stories, and timely topics.

Please note that all ticket sales for these events are final- we cannot offer refunds.

Poetry with Judith Harris

Writing as an Emotion and Therapeutic Process: A Poetry Workshop
Sunday, June 19, 2:30 pm

Poetry is emotion in language. Cultures throughout the world use poetry to share their histories, shape their stories, and express ideas in lyrical form. In this workshop, we will look at our inner language and experience to explore writing from personal and cultural memory to further the participants’ own writing processes. This workshop is open to all- no previous poetry experience required.

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An Evening of Poetry with Judith Harris

Monday, June 20, 7:30 pm

Join us for an evening with poet and professor Judith Harris, who will read from her poetry collections Atonement, the Pulitzer-nominated The Bad Secret, and Night Garden.

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Sigal Samuel, The Mystics of Mile End
Tuesday, June 28

Join us for an evening with author Sigal Samuel, whose debut novel tells the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family obsessed with climbing the Kabbalah's Tree of Life. Lev and Samara Meyer live in Montreal's Mile End — a mashup of hipsters and Hasidic Jews. They have a fairly typical childhood, other than that their father is distracted, their mother is dead, and down the street Mr. Katz is trying to recreate the Biblical Tree of Knowledge out of plucked leaves, toilet paper rolls, and dental floss.

As the family is pulled into Jewish mysticism, it falls to next-door neighbor and Holocaust survivor Chaim Glassman to shatter the silence that divides the members of the Meyer family. But can he break through to them in time?

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Tami Wolf
Associate Director of Jewish Life

Enjoy an evening of entertainment and stimulating conversation with great authors and fellow readers. Meet the author, get your book signed and discuss your favorite books with friends.
ASL Interpretation available upon request.

Additional Literary Resources:

-Jewish Book Council



-Yiddish Book Center