A.M. Homes + Sharon Kleinbaum
Monday, December 16, 2013
7:00 PM–8:30 PM Free
“Whatever you need to know, you already know.” — A.M. Homes
According to Buddhist thinking, ignorance is the greatest impediment to enlightenment. In our fall conversation series Ignorance, we aim to clear the path a little.
A book signing follows the program.
Includes an optional gallery tour at 6:15 p.m.
About the Speakers
A.M. Homes was last on stage at the Rubin talking about happiness with Mark Epstein. In addition to her recent book May We Be Forgotten: A Novel, Homes has written various novels—This Book Will Save Your Life, Music For Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack—and a memoir, The Mistress’s Daughter, the story of the author being “found” by her biological family. Her work has been translated into eighteen different languages and has won various awards, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, NYFA, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. When she is not writing, she is active on the Boards of Directors of Yaddo, the Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown, the Writers Room, and PEN. Additionally she serves on the Presidents Council for Poets and Writers.
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum has been the Senior Rabbi of New York City’s CongregationBeit Simchat Torah (CBST) since 1992. Under her leadership CBST has become an important voice in Judaism, in the world-wide discourse on the nature of religious community, and in the movement to secure basic civil rights for gay people everywhere. Rabbi Kleinbaum’s education and experience cut across all varieties of contemporary Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, and secular activist.