Sadness is a White Bird with Busboys and Poets

Sadness is a White Bird with Busboys and Poets

Date and Time

Oct 1, 2018 6:30 pm

Location

450K

450 K St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

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Description:

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Moriel Rothman-Zecher, author of the new novel, Sadness is a White Bird.

"Sadness follows Jonathan/Yonatan, a border-bouncing young Jew who shares some biographical details with the author -- Israeli-American upbringing, facility in Arabic, Palestinian relationships -- with a crucial distinction: Yonatan (the Israeli version of his name) eventually joins the Israel Defense Forces, while Rothman-Zecher was jailed for refusing to enlist." (ABC News). "Searing in its beauty, devastating in its emotional power, and dazzling in its insights, Moriel Rothman-Zecher’s debut novel, Sadness is a White Bird, is, I promise you, like nothing you’ve ever read.” (Washington Independent Review of Books).

This event is being co-sponsored by:

Clarendon Presbyterian Church is an inclusive faith community committed to serving its neighbors in need, working for social justice, and standing with those who have been silenced or marginalized. (www.clarendonpresbyterian.org)

NoVA-UUJME is the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East. (www.UUJME.org)

Author Bio:

Moriel Rothman-Zecher is an American-Israeli writer, poet, and novelist. Born in Jerusalem, he graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Arabic and political science. A recipient of a 2017 MacDowell Colony Fellowship for Literature, his work has been published in The New York Times, Haaretz, The Paris Review's Daily, The Common Magazine, Electric Literature and elsewhere. His first novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, was published in 2018, and was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Moriel lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio with his wife, Kayla, their daughter, Nahar, and their dog, Silly Department.

*Sadness is a White Bird will be available for purchase at our bookstore.

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