Author Conversation and Book Swap with Ben Purkert and Courtney Gooch
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Jewish Book Council and its Emerging Leaders Council are hosting a book swap and author conversation with Ben Purkert (author of The Men Can’t Be Saved) at VinePair. Come ready to swap a book you love with another, and join us for an engaging conversation about Ben’s experience as an emerging author. Drinks and light refreshments on us! This event will be moderated by our amazing ELC member Courtney Gooch.
Click here or here to purchase a copy of The Men Can’t Be Saved. To read more by Ben Purkert, check out his recent essay “How Jewishness Comes and Goes” published on Jewish Book Council’s website.
Ben Purkert’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker; The Nation, Poetry, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Tin House, and elsewhere. His poetry collection, For the Love of Endings, was named one of Adroit’s Best Poetry Books of the Year. He holds degrees from Harvard and NYU, where he was a New York Times Fellow. He teaches creative writing at Rutgers. The Men Can’t Be Saved is his debut novel.
Courtney Gooch is a designer and co-founder of Portrait, a design studio focused on identity, editorial, and environmental design. Prior to forming Portrait, she held roles as Associate Partner at Pentagram, and as Art Director at Target. She is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, and holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She lives, works, and reads in Brooklyn.