Best-Selling Israeli Author Savyon Liebrecht Comes to Washington for Evening of Literary Discussion at DCJCC
1529 16th Street
Washington, DC 20036
Event date and time:
December 16, 2012, 6:00 PM
Cost: General admission tickets are $10
Ticket Information: Discounted $8 tickets are available for DCJCC members, students with ID, and seniors.
Washingtonians will soon have the opportunity to speak with best-selling Israeli author Savyon Liebrecht as part of Savyon Liebrecht: From the Page to the Stage at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center on Sunday December 16 at 6:00 p.m. Liebrecht’s recently adapted acclaimed short story Apples from the Desert is playing at the DCJCC’s Theater J in December and January. Savyon will discuss the interplay and ultimate independence of literature and theater.
“Savyon Liebrecht’s work beautifully explores universal themes such as love, acceptance, and reconciliation,” said Lili Kalish Gersch, Director of Literary, Music and Dance Programs at the Washington DCJCC. “We’re excited to have such a brilliant and acclaimed author come speak with us while her play Apples from the Desert is also playing at our Theater J. Washingtonians have the opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for Liebrecht’s work in an engaging discussion about her vision.”
Liebrecht is the author of the novel A Man and a Woman and a Man and many story collections, including Apples from the Desert—all critically acclaimed and bestsellers in Israel. She is a frequent visitor to the United States, where she gives readings and lectures in universities and elsewhere. Her intense, lyrical and emotionally complex stories explore the everyday tragedies that stem from strained relationships between Arabs and Jews, women and men, as well as older and younger generations in present-day Israel.