Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Myla Goldberg
Washington DCJCC

O-LMD-MylaThe George Washington University and Washington DCJCC present
Myla Goldberg
The Story Behind Stories

Thursday, January 28, 7:30 pm
$10; Member/Senior/Under 25 $8

Myla Goldberg
 offers a behind-the-scenes look at where novels come from, talking about what inspired her novels Bee Season and Wickett's Remedy, guiding you through the unpredictable and often funny combinations of subconscious fermentation, research, surprise, and hard work that have led her to write books.

Goldberg escaped her native Maryland to attend Oberlin College and then live in Prague after graduation. Upon deciding to be a writer, she decided to move back to the United States and has lived in New York City ever since. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies as well as in Harper’s and McSweeney’s. Her bestselling first novel, Bee Season, garnered several awards including the Borders New Voices prize and the Ribalow Prize. It was named a New York Times Notable Book for 2000 and an Outstanding Book for the College Bound by the American Library Association and was turned into a movie starring Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche.

Goldberg’s newest novel, Wickett’s Remedy, is set during the 1918 influenza epidemic. Based on years of research and evoking actual events, Wickett’s Remedy perfectly captures the texture of the times and brings a colorful cast of characters vividly to life.

Sponsored by the David Bruce Smith Family Foundation

ASL Interpretation available upon request. Contact Margalit C. Rosenthal or call (202) 777-3251.

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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