Thursday, November 6, 2014

A reading to Raise Funds for Doctors Without Borders in Gaza and Palestine

Please come!    

A reading to raise funds for
         Doctors Without Borders
                        in Gaza and Palestine

         We are all familiar with the heroic work of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres) working with Ebola patients in West Africa. However it is not the only area in which these amazing men and women work to better the health of millions.  The recent destruction in Gaza and nearby territories is also an area where Doctors Without Borders are healing the minds and bodies of the trauma victims of recent battles in that region. Doctors Without Borders have a motto: “Compassion Knows NO Boundaries.”

         It is in their spirit that we are giving a reading to raise funds for this group’s indefatigable work.

WHERE:        Book Culture
                           536 W. 112 St, NY, NY 10025
                           212 865 1588

WHEN:           December 4th 2014 7PM

The following writers have generously agreed to participate they are:
CARA HOFFMAN is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Be Safe I Love You
 (Simon and Schuster 2014) and So Much Pretty (Simon and Schuster 2011). She has lectured at Oxford, Columbia and St. John's Universities. Her essays appear in The New York Times, Salon, NPR, and Marie Claire

CAROLINE LEAVITT is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Is This Tomorrow, Pictures of You, Girls In Trouble, Coming Back To Me, Living Other Lives, Into Thin Air, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines, Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Various titles were optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines. Her ninth novel, Pictures of You, went into three printings months before publication and is now in its fourth printing. A New York Times bestseller.

LEORA SKOLKIN-SMITH was born in Manhattan in 1952 and spent her childhood between Pound Ridge, New York, and Israel, with regular visits to her mother’s birthplace in Jerusalem. She earned her BA, MFA, and a teaching fellowship from Sarah Lawrence College. As a writer, she has received numerous awards and honors, including a PEN/ Faulkner Grant, a Robert Gage Foundation Grant, and a PEN American Center Grant. In addition to her debut novel, Edges, she is the author of Hystera, winner of the 2012 USA Book Award and 2012 Global E-books Award, as well as an International Book Awards and National Indie Excellence Awards finalist. She has written essays for The Washington PostPsychology Today, and The National Book Critics Circle’s Critical Mass blog, and is currently a contributing editor to

BEVERLY GOLOGORSKY is author of  the recent novel Stop Here, an Indie Pick and Reader’s Digest Pick, as well as of the acclaimed novel The Things We Do to Make It Home, a NY Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Fiction Book, and a finalist for the Barnes and Nobles Discover Great Writers Award, which the NY Times described as "stunning and completely persuasive." Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines, including the NY Times, Newsweek, The Nation and the Los Angeles Times. Former editor of two political journals, Viet-Report and Leviathan, noted for her historical contribution to Feminists Who Changed America, Gologorsky's essays appear in Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides and The Friend Who Got Away, Twenty Women's True Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away, among others.

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