18 2019

A Hundred Acres of America: Jewish American Literature

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

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

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community presents "A Hundred Acres of America: Jewish American Literature and the Sense of Place." Join author and professor Michael Hoberman as he discusses his recently published book, A Hundred Acres of America.

Hoberman combines literary history and geography to restore Jewish American writers, often limited to an immigrant model, to their rightful roles as critical members of the literary landscape and argues that Jewish history, American literary history, and the inhabitation of American geography are, and always have been, contiguous entities.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.