Monday, June 7, 2010

Drash IV Unveiled!

We hope you can join us at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 8th, to hear readings from Volume IV of Drash: Northwest Mosaic. Drash is a Seattle-based literary review filled with poetry, prose and photos encouraging the redemptive nature of life from Jewish and other perspectives. It provides a vehicle for writers and artists -- using Jewish, Northwest and universal themes -- to comment on the world, to illuminate and provide connection in Jewish lives, and to educate and entertain both Jews and non-Jews. Wendy Marcus, the editor of Drash, is a former reporter with the Seattle Times, Vancouver Columbian, and University of Washington Daily. In 1983 she co-founded (with Rabbi James Mirel) the Mazeltones, the Northwest’s pioneering klezmer band, which had a 16-year run. Currently, in addition to serving as editor of Drash, Marcus is the music director at Temple Beth Am in Seattle’s North End. She is also the author of Polyglot: Stories of the West's Wet Edge.

In the newest volume of Drash, thieves, Nobel Prize winners, bus riders, and prophets spring off the pages. Joining Marcus to read on Tuesday will be Diana Brement, Jeanne Krinsley, Willa Schneberg, Devan Schwartz, Scot Siegel, Jack Turteltaub, and Sharon Lask Muson. Marcus’s goal is for this annual publication is to reflect the feel of the Jewish Northwest, but she is open to work from outside the region and even from non-Jews who write on Jewish themes or culture.

It's sure to be a great evening -- please join us!

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