22 2020

Etgar Keret: Israeli Author

8:00PM - 9:00PM  


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Internationally acclaimed Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret discusses “Fly Already,” his Sapir Prize-winning collection of quirky short stories. Some of the topics will be his writing, his success outside of Israel, his new book and his new TV series. Keret is known for his absurd, sad, funny, very short stories, as well as graphic novels and screenwriting. His previous books include “Suddenly, a Knock at the Door,” “The Seven Good Years,” “The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God,” and many more.

headshot of Tricia Creason-ValenciaThe discussion will be led by JCC member Tricia Creason-Valencia, an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker and Head of MACLA studio. Creason-Valencia produced “Stable Life,” a film about undocumented families living and working at a racetrack. She directed “Changing Boundaries: The History of San Jose,” addressing the multi-cultural evolution of an American city. Tricia has taught video production and film history at Santa Clara University and UC Santa Cruz. She is a passionate mentor to emerging BIPOC and women filmmakers.

There will be a Q&A with the author at the end.

This event will be held on Zoom.  Tickets $20. Click here to register.

Keret’s book “Fly Already” can be ordered directly from Hicklebee’s bookstore at this link.

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To read some of Keret’s stories and to learn more about him, visit his website. Keret was originally scheduled to speak in person at the JCC on May 17, but his visit was postponed due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Thank you to the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest San Francisco for co-sponsoring this event. This event is made possible, in part, by the JCCA’s Innovation Fund for Israel Engagement. The Addison-Penzak JCC is proud to be a part of the Koret Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. The JCC is also generously supported by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.

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