19 2019

MJCC Author Series

6:30PM - 8:30PM  

Mittleman Jewish Community Center 6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR

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MJCC Author Series
Join us for this thought-provoking program that will bring an exceptional line up of authors and special events to our community. See details below:
Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm
Mary Morris - Gateway to the Moon
From award-winning novelist and memoirist Mary Morris comes the story of a sleepy New Mexican community that must come to grips with a religious and political inheritance they never expected. Morris is the author of numerous works of fiction, including the novels "The Jazz Palace," "A Mother's Love," and "House Arrest," and of nonfiction, including the travel memoir classic "Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone." She is a recipient of the Rome Prize in literature and the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction.
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 pm
Mark Sarvas
A son learns more about his father than he ever could have imagined when a mysterious piece of art is unexpectedly restored to him. Of all the questions asked by Sarvas's Memento Park--about family and identity, about art and history--a central, unanswerable predicament lingers: How do we move forward when the past looms unreasonably large? Sarvas is the author of "Memento Park" and "Harry, Revised", which was published in more than a dozen countries. His book reviews and criticism have appeared in The New York Times Book ReviewThe Threepenny ReviewBookforum, and many others. 
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 pm
Michael David Lukas
The Last Watchman of Old Cairo is a moving page-turner of a novel from acclaimed storyteller Michael David Lukas. This tightly woven multigenerational tale illuminates the tensions that have torn communities apart and the unlikely forces--potent magic, forbidden love--that boldly attempt to bridge that divide. Lukas is the author of the international bestselling novel The Oracle of Stamboul, which was a finalist for the California Book Award, the NCIBA Book of the Year Award, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize, and has been published in fifteen languages. A graduate of Brown University, he has received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Guest: $8. Member Cost: $5.
Series Pass: $20. Member: $12.