27 2015

Federation Program - Seth Brown on "How I Spent My 20s Rhyming the Torah"

1:00PM - 2:30PM  

This Federation event will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation presents "How I Spent My 20s Rhyming the Torah" with Seth Brown on 'From G-d to Verse.' Brown will discuss the complete journey of this immense project, a line-by-line translation of the Torah into rhyming couplets, from his background before embarking on the task, to the decade he spent writing the book, to his thoughts on the text now that it is complete.  Brown's childhood gave him experience in Judaism and, especially, in poetry.

The process of writing the book was not an easy one, and involved many stumbling blocks over the 10 years he worked on the book.  Along the way, Brown found himself learning about nuances of translation, and attempting to distinguish between the sacred and the sacrosanct.  In addition to discussion of these themes, and some readings from the book, there will be a Q&A after the program that may include some of Brown's impromptu rhyming.

Seth Brown is a freelance writer and performer.  His book will be available for purchase at the program.   Cost $3.