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June 18, 2008

Modern Marvels

Don't miss Modern Marvels, which kicks off next Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. at Highland Park Branch of St. Paul Public Library!

MODERN MARVELS: ADVENTURES IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

The University Libraries are delighted to work with the University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies and the Friends of Saint Paul Public Library to present a second book discussion series in Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature.

The Highland Park Branch of the Saint Paul Public Library will host the free five-part reading and discussion series called Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Modern Marvels.

Judith Katz will lead these five discussions. Katz is author of several books and teaches at the University of Minnesota Center for Jewish Studies.
Katz has received several awards and grants, including a Loft McKnight Award, Fiction. Her numerous writings include the novel, The Escape Artist and Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound, for which she won the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Crawford Prize for Best New Fiction.

BOOK TITLES TO BE DISCUSSED

*June 24, 2008 */A Contract with God/ by Will Eisner
*July 8 */The Complete Maus/ by Art Spiegelman
*July 22* /Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer/ by Ben Katchor
*August 5 */The Quitter / by Harvey Pekar
*August 19* /The Rabbi's Cat/ by Joann Sfar

To register contact Susan Gangl

The series explores Jewish literature and culture through scholar-led discussions of contemporary and classic books on the theme of “Modern Marvels: Jewish Adventures in the Graphic Novel.� The program is the result of a grant to the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Libraries, which is partnering with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Local support is provided by the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota. Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from Nextbook and the American Library Association.

Posted by s-gang at June 18, 2008 10:59 PM | Books | Library Matters | News Blast

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