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Author Talk with Sandi Wisenberg
Join us for an evening with Sandi Wisenberg speaking on her new book The Wandering Womb: Essays in Search of Home, winner of the 2022 Juniper Prize in nonfiction from University of Massachusetts Press.
Southern Review of Books writes, “A reader doesn’t have to be a Jewish feminist of a certain age to find something that resonates in S.L. Wisenberg’s compelling collection.” The Wandering Womb: Essays in Search of Home is a collection that weaves together archival record and memoir to ask how we decide who we are—and how the past influences our identity and our lives. Wandering from a Chicago mikvah to a Houston Neiman Marcus, from the Broward Womyn’s Group in Fort Lauderdale to an undercover adventure on sorority row, Wisenberg ponders the shapeshifting nature of we: we Jews, we Americans, we women. With witty self-deprecation and a withering eye for patriarchal tradition, The Wandering Womb explores what it means to find home in our bodies and home in the world.
Sandi is a fourth-generation Texan who lives in Chicago and edits Another Chicago Magazine. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
- Congregation Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood
- Houston Chapter of Hadassah
- Marc Chagall Hadassah
- National Council of Jewish Women—Greater Houston Section
Monday, May 1 @ 6:30 pm
- Amy Rahmani