Ford Hall Forum - The Art of Leaving

Event Details

Date & Time:

  • October 31, 2019
  • 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM


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Event Description

Ford Hall Forum, Women & Gender Studies Program, Communication, Journalism & Media Department, and the Sawyer Library Speaker Series at Suffolk University Present: The Art of Leaving.

Award-winning Israeli author Ayelet Tsabari will discuss her new intimate memoir, The Art of Leaving: Language, Longing, and Belonging, in this afternoon of conversation and selected readings from the book.

The afternoon’s moderator is Shoshana Madmoni- Gerber, associate professor, Communication, Journalism & Media Department, Suffolk University.

The Art of Leaving is a marvel of a book, at once tender and fearless, from a writer at the peak of her creative powers.”— Kamal Al-Solaylee.

Author of the award-winning The Best Place on Earth and The Art of Leaving: Language, Longing, and Belonging, Ayelet Tsabari will speak of growing up Mizrahi in Israel, about re-finding and reclaiming that identity through writing and through extensive research into Yemeni culture and traditions. Tsabari will share some of the unique challenges she has faced as an immigrant author writing about Israel in English, her second language. This lecture will explore the many ways in which a writer’s cultural background, mother tongue, and origins influence and inform her writing, in terms of both content and style.

Doors open at 12:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.