Jewish and Israel Studies, the Writing Programs, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Wesleyan Jewish Community are bringing the distinguished Israeli writer Amos Oz to campus on Thursday, November 3rd. He will be lecturing on “Israel Through Its Literature” at Memorial Chapel (221 High Street) at 8 P.M.
Writing Programs will be hosting a small-group session on Thursday afternoon where Professor Oz will discuss his fiction and his work generally. Limited seating is available. If you would like to attend, please reply to Professor Anne Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Amos Oz Workshop.” Please reply immediately.
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Place: The Shapiro Creative Writing Center Event Room (Allbritton 311)
Internationally acclaimed Israeli writer, novelist, and journalist Amos Oz has published works of fiction and nonfiction since his first story collection, Where the Jackals Howl, was published in 1965. A professor at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, he has devoted much of his life to writing, teaching, and actively campaigning for the Israeli Peace Movement. Among his publications are My Michael, Black Box, Don’t Call It Night, The Same Sea, A Tale of Love and Darkness, and most recently Scenes from Village Life. Professor Oz has received many accolades for his work over the years, including the Prix Femina (1998), the German Friedenspreis (1992), the Israel Prize for Literature (1998), the Goethe Prize (2005), the Primo Levi Prize (2008), and the Heinrich Heine Prize (2008).
Sponsored by the Rosenberg Family Fund for Jewish Student Life, Writing at Wesleyan, the Annie Sonnenblick Fund, the Jewish and Israel Studies, Samuel and Dorothy Frankel Memorial Lecture Fund, the Wesleyan Jewish Community, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and the College of Letters.
You can find several pieces by Oz in The New Yorker here.
For more information about the event, please visit the Russell House Prose and Poetry Series.