Monday, 05. November 2018, Folio Books, Odd Mondays readings on "Surviving the Holocaust"

from 05. November 2018 - 19:00 till 20:00

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Three authors read stories of Holocaust survival Monday, October 15, 7pm at Folio Books, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley. R. Ruth Linden reads first person accounts from her book MAKING STORIES, MAKING SELVES. Barbara Ridley reads from her novel WHEN IT'S OVER, based on her mother's experiences in Czechoslovakia, France, and England. And, Hilary Zaid reads from her novel PAPER IS WHITE. Her protagonist records Holocaust survival stories. In addition, moderator Rick May will read from SUITE FRANCAISE by Irene Nemirovsky. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. A discussion of writing about the Holocaust follows the About the Authors:Writer and sociologist R. Ruth Linden is the author of Making Stories, Making Selves: Feminist Reflections on the Holocaust. The winner of the first Helen Hooven Santmyer Prize, Making Stories is one of the first works to explore women’s experiences in the death camps and the resistance. With Lani Silver (1948-2009), she cofounded the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in 1983, one of the oldest independent organizations of its kind in the world. She is the founder and president of Tree of Life Health Advocates. Ruth lives in San Francisco with her wife, P. Alexandra Alznauer. Barbara Ridley was born in England but has lived in California for over 35 years. After a successful career as a nurse practitioner, which included publication of academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, she is now focused on creative writing. Her debut novel, When It’s Over, (She Writes Press, 2017), set in Europe during WWII, was a Finalist in the 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, the Indie Book Awards, the International Book Awards, the Sarton Women's Book Award, and the American Fiction Award. Her work has also appeared in Writers Workshop Review, Ars Medica, The Copperfield Review, Blood and Thunder, and Stoneboat, among other places. Hilary Zaid is an alumna of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Tin House Writers' Workshop and was a 2017 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Her short fiction has appeared in literary magazines including Lilith Magazine, The Southwest Review, The Utne Reader, The Santa Monica Review, and The Tahoma Literary Review. Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, says: “Written across histories as seemingly varied as Lithuania’s Jewish Kovno Ghetto and ***** Nation San Francisco, Paper Is White connects them in a very different sort of adventure novel, where remembering someone you love becomes one of the most radical things you can do." Hilary lives in Oakland with her family. Paper Is White is her first novel.

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