Twenty-five years after her brother’s death, a woman comes across a box of her brother’s writings. Come along on Sunday, May 1, at 2pm, to hear Jacqueline share insights about her serendipitous story and her journey to publication, at Type Books on Spadina Road. A shout-out to Type Books for supporting a local author and featuring her debut novel at their Forest Hill Village location.
Last weekend, Conversations for Two author Jacqui Markowitz chatted with John Moscowitz, author of Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi (Dundurn Press) in a session at Limmud Toronto, an inclusive and innovative conference focusing on a variety of aspects of Jewish thought, culture and identity. This year’s event brought over 700 people to St Andrews Club & Conference Centre in downtown TO; Limmud has been organized in this city since 2009, and globally since the 1970s.
Jacqui and John were brought into the programme due to their ideas around writing and memory from a Jewish perspective, and for the community to learn more about their book publishing journeys. They have a wonderful rapport and banter and are able to engage each other on both the serious and the lighthearted. John’s book, a collection of speeches and articles written over a number of years, is very much tied to contemporary Jewish life and burning issues, whereas Jacqui’s, a novel, hints at an undercurrent of themes associated with a culturally Jewish upbringing and the related significance of family, memory, grieving and storytelling. Their session on the morning of March 6 brought out a spectrum of participants – literary fans, aspiring writers, history/memory aficionados, and people who simply wanted a thought-provoking conversation about how life influences art.
Thanks to everyone who joined in!
A writing workshop with author Jacqueline Markowitz
Our life journey is our greatest teacher. Self discovery does not have times and places, it is ongoing, takes detours, maneuvers in surprising ways, hits obstacles and sails smoothly into the sunset; all at any given moment. Join me for an extraordinary afternoon where we will deepen our awareness, engage in inspiring conversation and write and share our unique stories. Through writing we find our intimate selves and dare to dream of telling our stories.
We will spend a beautiful afternoon in my home immersed in guided writing opportunities. Tea, coffee and cake too!
It’s like a trip to the spa for mind, soul and imagination!
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location and further information provided upon registration.
Look forward to writing with you,
Congratulations to Jacqueline Markowitz on such a terrific turnout and incredible energy at the launch of Conversations for Two last week!
We are thrilled to have welcomed such a wonderful bunch of guests to celebrate an incredible book, and it is truly exciting to have our first group of readers in the world.
Thank you to Propeller Coffee Co., an outstanding venue with top-notch staff.
If you are interested in reading Conversations with your book club, or you’d like to host Jacqui at one of your reading or writing events, please email email@example.com.
You can also stay up to date on what we’re doing here: The Jam Press Facebook page.
Some days are too exciting not to share. This is an incredible time at The Jam Press!
A few weeks ago we went to see the first pages of Conversations for Two come off the printing press. Author Jacqueline Markowitz shares a few thoughts on seeing her book come to life over at her blog, Recipe for Life Club. Don’t forget to save the book pub date (October 22!)