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Written by: [23 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Explore Detective Fiction at Mishkenot Sha’ananim

“Who Murdered the Detective? A Dark Evening on Intrigues, Plots and Unsolved Mysteries” will take place at Mishkenot Sha’ananim

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Written by: [14 Dec 2016 | Comments Off on Slamstival #2 December 2016 | ]
Slamstival #2 December 2016

The Spoken Word peak event of the year will take place this month – Slamstival #2, presented by the Incubator Theater and Poetry Slam Israel. Now in its 2nd edition, the annual Spoken Word festival of Poetry Slam Israel is going international, with performers from Japan, Russia, Canada, Italy, Denmark and Belgium. Events will take place in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on December 25 – 27, 2016, with the Grand Slam taking place on December 29th at Hangar 11, Port of Tel Aviv.
The festival program:
Sunday, December 25th
International Poetry Slam with …

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Written by: [31 May 2016 | Comments Off on 19th Poetry Festival Metula: June 9 – 12, 2016 | ]
19th Poetry Festival Metula: June 9 – 12, 2016

The Right to Shout – that is the theme for the 19th Poetry Festival in Metula, which will take place from June 9 – 12, 2016. The annual festival is the initiative of The Confederation House, which also produces the festival, and its Director Effie Benaya. The festival’s Artistic Director is Benny Ziffer, and the artistic committee members are: Effie Benaya, Rachel Gatz Salomon, Keren Koch, Ilan Berkovich, Hava Pinhas Cohen, and Dr. Ketzia Alon. Festival events include poetry readings, discussions, and encounters with poets, as well as musical performances. …

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Written by: [15 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on “Wonderful” – A Cabaret of LGBT Poetry | ]
“Wonderful” – A Cabaret of LGBT Poetry

Wonderful, wonderful poems, three thousand years of love, from Sappho to Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare to Allen Ginsberg translated into Hebrew and collected in Your Love Was To Me Wonderful: An Anthology of LGBT Poetry, along with the work of Hebrew poets such as Shmuel HaNagid, Judah Halevi, Yona Wollach, and Hezi Leskly.
Celebrating the anthology, poetry and love will be a cabaret evening on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 21:00, at the Cameri Cafe Theatre. Join Orna Banai, Eran Tzur, Rona Kenan, Professor Aviad Kleinberg, Yossi Tsabari, Omri Livnat and …

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Written by: [20 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Gesher Theatre: Falling Out of Time | ]
Gesher Theatre: Falling Out of Time

Falling Out of Time is a brave mélange of heart-rending poetic moments and experimental staging. The Gesher Theatre production, adapted for the stage and directed by Yehezkel Lazarov, is based on David Grossman’s eponymous book, a dramatic prose poem, an investigation of grief. Grossman is one of those rare writers who does not sacrifice human emotion and the joys of humor on the altar of great intellectual literature, resists the temptation of trends, and engages with his time and its concerns to write books that enter that most intimate of …

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Written by: [25 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Sha’ar International Poetry Festival 2013 | ]
Sha’ar International Poetry Festival 2013

Sha’ar Internation Poetry Festival will take place from November 28 – 30, 2013 at Beit HaGefen in Haifa. The word Sha’ar means gate in Hebrew and poetry in Arabic, and the festival opens the gate to poetry and to conversations between people from all over the world who gather to share in the experience. Now in its 13th edition, Sha’ar is jointly presented by Helicon, the Haifa Municipality and Beit HaGefen. All Sha’ar events are free and open to the public.
The theme for this year’s festival is “The Streets Take …

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Written by: [25 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Haifa International Film Festival 2013: Salinger | ]
Haifa International Film Festival 2013: Salinger

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.”
Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Any biography of J. D. Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) is destined to be controversial, and Shane Salerno’s documentary Salinger, currently showing at the Haifa International Film Festival, is no exception. Salinger gave the world the …

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Written by: [2 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on TAU Honors Prof. Karen Alkalay-Gut | ]
TAU Honors Prof. Karen Alkalay-Gut

Poet/professor Karen Alkalay Gut will be honored at Tel Aviv University with a day-long conference: What do we talk about when we talk about poetry? The conference will take place in Gilman 496, on the Tel Aviv University campus, from 9:00 – 16:00, and will be open to the public.
The conference program:
9:00 – 9:15 Gathering
9:15 – 9:30 Opening Words: Prof. Shirley Sharon-Zisser
9:30 – 10:20 First Panel. Chair: Dr. Hedda Ben-Bassat
* Dr. Noam Reisner – “The Autumn of the Body: Yeats and the art of Growing Older”
* Ron Ben-Tovim – “War …

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Written by: [11 May 2013 | Comments Off on Annual Samuel Beckett Lecture 2013 – TAU | ]
Annual Samuel Beckett Lecture 2013 – TAU

Dr. Nicholas Johnson, of Trinity College Dublin, will deliver the Annual Samuel Beckett Lecture at Tel Aviv University on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 18:15, in the presence of  H.E. Breifne O’Reilly, Ambassador of Ireland.
The annual event is sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland, Culture Division, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and Tel Aviv University Department of Theatre Arts and is free and open to the public. H.E. Breifne O’Reilly, Ambassador of Ireland to Israel;  Prof. Raanan Rein, Vice-President, Tel Aviv University; Prof. Hannah Naveh, Dean of the Faculty of …

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Written by: [9 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Jerusalem Book Fair 2013: Writing Fiction in Israel | ]
Jerusalem Book Fair 2013: Writing Fiction in Israel

Love, love, love. Where can you find love in Israel? Fiction is always a good place to start, and the Ang-Lit Press, a Tel Aviv based publishing cooperative, has recently published a new fiction anthology: Love in Israel.

65 short stories in English – all about love, my favorite subject. Love in Israel will be  the focus of a special event at the 26th Jerusalem Book Fair on Monday, February 11th from 19:00 – 21:00 in the Teddy-D Hall at Binyanei Hauma, the International Convention Center. Admission is free and the …