11:00 am -- Janie Chodosh
Title: Using Birds for Peace in the Middle East. Janie Chodosh is a writer, environmentalist, and educator. She has one published and two soon to be published books- Death Spiral and Code Red, part of the Faith Flores Science Mysteries (Poisoned Pen Press), and Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love (with Lori Robinson, Skyhorse Press-April 2017.) Chodosh will read from her new book (with Lori Robinson) Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love (Skyhorse Press. April, 2017). She will focus on the work of Yossi Leshem, one of Israel's top environmentalists, and his innovative programs for using birds to bring peace to the Middle East.
12:00 -- Miriam Sagan, Joan Logghe, Carol Modaw, Elizabeth Jacobson, Jeanne Siminoff
Jewish Women Poets of New Mexico. Miriam Sagan has published 30 books of poetry, memoir, and fiction and founded the creative writing program at SFCC. She received the Santa Fe Mayor’s award for Excellence in the Arts. Joan Logghe was Poet Laureate for the City of Santa Fe. Her newest book is UNPUNCTUATED AWE. She teaches widely, including workshops at Ghost Ranch and at the Santa Fe Girls’ School. Carol Modaw’s most recent book is So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems (Etruscan Press). She is he recipient of a NEA Creative Writing Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize.Elizabeth Jacobson is the author of several books, including the poetry collection HER KNEES PULLED IN. She is a founder/teacher at Wingspan, which brings poetry to women’s shelters. Jeanne Siminoff is active in the Jewish community and at Temple Beth Shalom, and was an adult bat-mitzvah. She is the author of SAVING MYSELF: A LOS ANGELES CHILDHOOD.
1:00 pm -- Gelya Frank
Title of Talk: And I created Man: Reflections by a Jewish Feminist Novelist. Gelya Frank is Professor in Anthropology and in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. the University of Southern California. She is past President of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology and served on the boads of several professional organizations. She is a leading scholar in the use of life histories and life stories. She is a former NEH Resident Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. She is author of a number of books including "Defying the Odds" (2010) to "Venus on Wheels" (2000).
2:00 pm -- Isabelle Medina Sandoval, Sara Koplik, Victoria Erhart, Paula Amar Schwartz
Panel: New Mexico Women Authors. Victoria Erhart. In addition to writing for the New Mexico Jewish Link, Tori has authored articles on environmental issues on land use for magazines and newspapers and human interest stories and columns for financial and stock information for basic investors. Sara Koplik.
Editor of the New Mexico Jewish Link and writing about the Jewish communities of Bukhara and Afghanistan. Reflecting on the writing of New Mexico's Loggie Carrazco's manuscript. Isabelle Sandoval.
Voicing the Conversa and Jewish journey. Writing for a diverse audience and publishing poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Connecting with inspirational and talented Jewish women writers/artists. Paula Schwartz. I awoke in the middle of the night from dream with a new idea, which led to the new and unexpected; writing a novel about a relative in Hungary, becoming recognized as a New Mexico poet, and most recently turning all of those skills into becoming a film maker, telling the story of New Mexico’s diverse Jewish community.
3:00 pm -- Jack Shlachter
Title - Ahead of Their Time: Else Lasker-Schuler, Dvora Baron, and Esther Kreitman. Unhappiness, depression, eccentricity, and paranoia plagued the three Jewish women authors who are the focus of this presentation. Feminism had not yet opened the doors for these pre-modern “modern” women, born in the last third of the 19th century. Yet their works, in German, Hebrew, and Yiddish, have captured a valuable female perspective of Jewish life in the early part of the twentieth century. Rabbi Jack Shlachter, Ph.D. physicist, is the Division Leader of the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. For the last 20 years he has served as a rabbi for the Los Alamos Jewish Center and more recently for HaMakom in Santa Fe. He is the rabbi for High Holidays at Kehillat Sinagogue in Beijing, China.
The Book Fair will be at the
Center for Jewish Life
230 W. Manhattan
Santa Fe Jewish Book Council