Unpack­ing the Book: How Should a (Jew­ish) Per­son Be?

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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.