Mark your calendars for February! Vilnius Jewish Public Library invites you to a short-story book club. Minna Bachman, our intern from New York, will be hosting the book club. The event will start at 6 pm on Mondays (February 12th and 19th).
We will look at three stories: “Natasha” by David Bezmozgis, “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick, and “Enormous Changes at the Last Minute” by Grace Paley. Together, the three stories create the theme of “memory resurrecting”; each story speaks to the tradition of memory in Jewish literature, and how it is dealt with, processed, and passed on. The book club will be hosted in English, but many participants are fluent in both English and Lithuanian so translation is possible. Any and all are welcome; come, read a short story, and discuss with us!
All stories will be provided via PDF before the meetings. Reading the stories beforehand is encouraged but if you cannot for whatever reason, we will also go over them at the start, summarizing and pointing out important parts.
Please register with your e-mail in order to receive PDFs of the stories.
See you at Vilnius Jewish Public Library, Gedimino pr. 24 (entrance from the courtyard of The Small Theater, please see how to find us)