Jewish Book Festival
‘Kashua has managed to barge through cultural barriers and bring an Arab point of view into the mainstream of Israeli entertainment.’ - The New York Times
Sayed Kashua is an extraordinary writer. An Arab citizen of Israel, and the award-winning author three novels (Dancing Arabs; Let it Be Morning; Second Person Singular), Kashua never feels at home - explaining that he is constantly called on to justify himself and his work. He is also the creator and writer of the hit television comedy, Arab Labor, and a columnist for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, where he often uses satire to critic the life of Arabs living in Israel. Kashua is the subject of the documentary Forever Scared – broadcast on Canada’s Knowledge Network in September 2012. The documentary follows Kashua over a period of seven years through the upheavals and events that changed his life.
Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver.
The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival is one of Vancouver's leading cultural and literary events, attracting a large and varied audience of over 5,000 people of all ages. This highly popular community-wide event brings together prominent and emerging Jewish writers and non-Jewish writers with Jewish interest subject matter in literature, the arts, philosophy, theology, history and current events to speak during this week-long literary event. Each year programs are selected from the following areas:
BIOGRAPHIES • BUSINESS • CHILDREN'S INTEREST • CELEBRITIES • CULINARY ARTS • EMERGING AUTHORS • FILM HISTORY • HOLOCAUST • ISRAEL • PARENTING • PHOTOGRAPHY • POETRY • POLITICS • POP CULTURE • SEPHARDIC HERITAGE • SPIRITUALITY • SPORTS • TEENS • YIDDISH CULTURE • YOUNG ADULT
Admission is charged for most events, many events are free. Season passes and tickets are available at the JCC or online during the months of October and November.
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