The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival Presents:
Ruth Franklin, A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction
Tuesday, October 19 at 7:30 pm
Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW
Tickets: $11, Discounted Members/Seniors/Under 25 $9
What is the difference between writing a novel about the Holocaust and fabricating a memoir about it? From works by Elie Wiesel and Primo Levi, to Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List and Jonathan Safran Foer’s postmodernist family history, Franklin muses about the role imagination plays in creating any literary work and argues for fiction as an equally vital vehicle for understanding the Holocaust.
Purchase tickets at: http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=125386&view=Detail
Sponsored by Susan and Marshall Bykofsky.
Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery.
This program is co-sponsored by The George Washington University Department of English, The Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program, The New Republic and The Writer's Center.
See the entire line-up at washingtondcjcc.org/litfest