Sunday, October 29

11:00 AM Local Literati 
2:00 PM Film: 
Monkey Business  
4:00 PM Yvette Manessis Corporon  
7:30 PM Dorit Rabinyan 

11:00 AM | Local Literati: Art & Soul

Local Literati

Art and Soul seems to define this year’s contributions to the Local Literati program. Join us as we hear from Houston writers and inquire about their most recent literary endeavors.  

A reception and book signing in the Bookstore follows the program. This year's featured authors include Idan Ben-Ezra (The Book of Insights), Dr. Milton S. Klein (Learned by Heart:  Dialogues with my Father), Ann M. Leis and Gail Danziger Klein (Music of the Butterfly:  A Story of Hope), Lois Stark (The Telling Shapes of Changing Times) and Mollie Tunitsky (The Low-FODMAP Diet for Beginners). 


2:00 PM | FILM

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki
USA, 2017, 77 min
English, Documentary

Get to know the creators behind one of literature’s most beloved characters in Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators.

Little did we know that the husband and wife duo authors, Hans and Margret Rey, escaped from Nazi Germany on makeshift bicycles, and rode across Europe carrying the unpublished manuscript of Curious George with them.

Directed by Ema Ryan Yamazaki, this mixed-media documentary reveals how the Rey’s extraordinary real-life adventures are mirrored inside the pages of this classic children’s book series. Curious George cartoons will be playing in the Bookstore.

Patron Sponsors
Betsy and Ed Schreiber 

$10 Member | $15 Public

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4:00 PM | Yvette Manessis Corporon

Yvette Mannessis CorporonSomething Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival, Faith and Courage in the Face of Evil

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The past and present collide when Yvette Manessis Corporon learns that her cousin’s child was gunned down by a Neo-Nazi, just days after finding and uniting with the descendants of a Jewish family her grandmother helped to hide on a Greek island during the Holocaust.

In her book, Something Beautiful Happened, the Emmy Award winning writer, producer and author gains a new perspective from the newfound family’s tenacity to persevere.

Supported by the Rosita and Albert Gaon Sephardic Heritage Program Endowment Fund 

$12 Member | $18 Public 

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7:30 PM | Dorit Rabinyan

Dorit RabinyanAll the Rivers: A Novel

Presented in collaboration with Rice University’s Program in Jewish Studies

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Winner of the 2015 Bernstein Prize, Dorit Rabinyan delivers a love story “crisscrossed by physical and emotional borderlines.”

When an Israeli from Tel Aviv and a Palestinian from Hebron meet one winter in New York, the world’s harsher realities temporarily fall away. After separating and returning to their respective countries, their story refuses to come to an end.

Rabinyan, who was born in Israel to an Iranian-Jewish family, masterfully depicts a realistic and heart-wrenching relationship in this controversial novel.

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