Yetzirah Community Calendar
Events marked with an * are those created or co-sponsored by Yetzirah.
October 11,18, 25
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Workshop: (1-2 pm ET) “Telling the Soul’s Stories: Spiritual Anecdote and Autobiography” with Joy Ladin
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Book Club: (12 pm ET) Bert Meyers: On the Life and Work of an American Master, eds. Adele Elise Williams & Dana Levin
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Reading Series: (5 pm ET) October 8 (Poet-Translators) Boris Dralyuk, Mira Rosenthal, Josh Weiner
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Reading Series: (5 pm ET) November 12 (Shadow/Light) Maya Bernstein, Jacqueline Osherow, Yehoshua November
ONLINE: Jewish Book Council’s 2023 Jewish Writers’ Conference: (6 pm ET) The Epigenetics of Joy: Writing Judaism Beyond Trauma with Chanda Feldman, Mónica Gomery, Erika Meitner, and Yetzirah founder Jessica Jacobs
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Book Club: (12 pm ET) Victoria Redel, Paradise
December 6, 13, 20
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Workshop: (1-2 pm ET) “Writing God” with Joy Ladin
IN-PERSON, PORTLAND, ME: Yetzirah Poets of Maine—A Chanukah Reading (7 pm ET) with poets Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Meghan Sterling, Anna Wrobel and hosts Ilana Gilg and Jim Donnelly. Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine 1342 Congress Street /Portland, Maine 04102.
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Book Club: (1 pm ET): In the Hour of War: Poems from Ukraine, edited by Carolyn Forché and Ilya Kaminsky
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Reading Series: (5 pm ET) March 10 (Wildness) Jake Marmer, Lisa Richter, Leslie Ullman
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Workshop: (1 pm ET for 1.5+ hours) “Poetic Lineages” with Ilya Kaminsky
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Book Club: (12 pm ET): Linda Zisquit, Havoc: New & Selected Poems
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Reading Series: (5 pm ET) April 14 (Liberation/Freedom) Matthew Lippman, Rachel Mennies, Nomi Stone
Past 2023 Events
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Reading Series: (5 pm ET) September 10 (Self-Reflection) Hilda Raz, Grace Schulman, Alan Shapiro
ONLINE & IN-PERSON, Santa Fe, NM: (6 pm MT) Jewish Poetry Salon with Lauren Camp, Elizabeth Jacobson, Maia H. Katz, Michelle Laflamme-Childs, Hilda Raz, and Miriam Sagan. Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
*ASHEVILLE, NC, with READINGS IN-PERSON & ONLINE: Yetzirah’s 2023 Summer Conference, with faculty Rodger Kamenetz, Ilya Kaminsky, Jaqueline Osherow, and keynote Alicia Ostriker.
IN-PERSON, NEWTON, MA: A Jewish Poetry Salon in Celebration of Shavuot with Gail Mazur, Lloyd Schwartz, and Ron Slate, hosted and co-sponsored Temple Reyim, Hebrew College, JARTS, Jewish Women’s Archive, Kesher Newton, Keshet, Mayyim Hayyim, Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, RUACH, and Zamir Chorale of Boston. Newton’s New Jewish Collaborative Campus, Newton, MA
IN-PERSON, PHILADELPHIA, PA: 12:30-2 PM, A reading and discussion with Philly poets Maya Pindyck, Harriet Levin Millan, Amy Small-McKinney, and Leah Falk, hosted by Drexel University’s Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing and Drexel Hillel, admission free and open to all, Roberta Rosen Sheller Chapel, Pearlman Center, Hillel Drexel, Philadelphia, PA
March 8-11: AWP Conference, Seattle, WA
*Wednesday-Saturday, March 8-11: Yetzirah will share table T1211 with the The Laurel Review. Stop by and say hello!
Thursday, March 9: AWP Panel, “Poetic Experiments: Incorporating Play into Writing and Teaching,” with Yetzirah’s Vice President Jehanne Dubrow, and Kimberly Grey, Felicia Zamora, Phillip B. Williams, and Julie Carr.
*ONLINE & IN-PERSON: Thursday, March 9: “Contemporary Jewish Poets,” AWP Offsite Reading, co-sponsored by Ayin Press, with Dan Alter, Lauren Camp, Chanda Feldman, Erika Meitner, Alicia Ostriker, Eden Pearlstein, and Alicia Jo Rabins. Co-Hosted by Tom Haviv and Jessica Jacobs. Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, WA
*Friday, March 10: AWP Panel, “Not For Myself Alone: Creating and Sustaining Jewish Literary Communities,” with Jessica Jacobs (Yetzirah), Becca Kantor (Jewish Book Council), Madeline (Mindl) Cohen (Yiddish Book Center), Tom Haviv (Ayin Press), and Alicia Ostriker (Lillith Magazine).
Friday, March 10: 5:30-5:45 pm PT. Sabbath in Seattle, hosted by Alicia Jo Rabins and Jessica Jacobs. If you’re at AWP, join us for challah, grape juice, and a candle lighting in the Sheraton Grand Seattle.
Saturday, March 11: Book signing with Yetzirah’s Secretary Yerra Sugarman, along with James Allen Hall and Glenis Redmond. Four Way Books
February 12, 2023
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Reading Series: (Wildness) Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Rodger Kamenetz, Jason Schneiderman
February 9, 2023
*NEW YORK, NY: Yetzirah’s first in-person poetry salon, hosted by Yetzirah’s Secretary Yerra Sugarman, with featured readers Alicia Ostriker, Sean Singer, and Lynn Melnick
January 29, 2023
*ONLINE: Optional informational session about applying for a fellowship to Yetzirah’s summer conference
January 15, 2023
*ONLINE: Yetzirah Reading Series: (Trees/Nature) Rebecca Aronson, Rachel Hadas, Maya Pindyck
ASHEVILLE, NC: Yetzirah Reading Series Watch Party, Congregation Beth Israel