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Muriel Spark 100: response to The Mandelbaum Gate
November 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
SCoJeC is proudly participating in this year’s European Days of Jewish Culture. The theme of this annual event is Storytelling, and we will be joined by Edinburgh-based writer Tracey S. Rosenberg to help us get in to the spirit!
As part of the celebrations for the Muriel Spark centenary, Tracey was awarded a Creative Scotland grant to write a fictional response to Spark’s award-winning novel The Mandelbaum Gate. Set in the divided city of Jerusalem of the mid-1960s, Spark’s novel addresses, among other issues, complex interpretations of Jewish identity.
In this event, Tracey will read her fictional response to Spark, The Western Wall, in which three modern young women with varying religious and political views wrestle with their own personal identities and narratives. There will then be time for questions and general discussion before a break, during which SCoJeC will serve a delicious kosher buffet.
The second part of the event will be an informal writing workshop, in which Tracey will use short exercises to help participants to explore their own questions of identity. Everyone will be encouraged (but not required) to share these stories with the group.
FREE but donations welcome
suggested amount £10/£5