Unpacking the Book: How Should a (Jewish) Person Be?
The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
In her new book, Dani Shapiro explore how we become who we are, how Judaism shapes how we think about our identity, and society’s expectations of female artists and Jewish women. Moderated by Stephanie Butnick, deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of “Unorthodox,” its weekly podcast.
Dani Shapiro is the author of the memoirs Inheritance, Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. She is also an essayist and a journalist, and her short fiction, essays, and journalistic pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, One Story, Elle, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, the op-ed pages of the New York Times, and many other publications. She has taught in the writing programs at Columbia, NYU, the New School, and Wesleyan University; she is the cofounder of the Sirenland Writers Conference in Positano, Italy. She lives with her family in Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Hosted at the Jewish Museum in New York City (1109 5th Avenue), Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation brings together some of the finest writers of the day for conversations around contemporary Jewish life and identity. This event is FREE with pay-what-you-want admission and includes wine and refreshments, a book sale and signing, and the opportunity to visit the Jewish Museum galleries on the day of the program; however, space is limited and guests must register in advance.