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Center for Jewish History Presents
Remembering Grace Paley
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A panel discussion, with excerpts from Lily Rivlin's new film Grace Paley: Collected Shorts

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Grace Paley combined a life as a master short story writer, often compared to Chekhov, with political activism, motherhood, teaching and being a cherished friend. Ranked among the great writers of her generation by peers like Philip Roth, Paley's work has been translated into 92 languages. New York's first official state author and poet laureate of Vermont, her most important work was filtered through her passion for social justice and her love of humanity. Join filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, prize-winning journalist, Claudia Dreifus, New York Times science writer and author; Vivian Gornick, writer and critic; Marianne Hirsch, Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, Columbia University; and Vera B. Williams, illustrator and writer--friends, colleagues and observers of Grace and her work – for an evening of stories and reflections mixed with excerpts from Rivlin's newly-released documentary Grace Paley: Collected Shorts. Co-sponsored by Jewish Women's Archive.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to clear security and choose your seat.
 


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