Face to face with words

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When it comes to cultural conversations the Jewish literary Festival 2018 (JLF) on Sunday 17 June will satisfy the most discerning of tastes.

JLF2018 offers face-to-face interaction with more than 100 wordsmiths over a day full to the brim with more than 60 fascinating events. With the aim of promoting constructive dialogue and discussion in the true spirit of Jewish life without promoting any single political or religious agenda, this is a day to immerse yourself in words.

From international to local, meet such luminaries as Lyndall Gordon, Stephanie Urdang, Damon Galgut, SJ Naude, Dennis Davis, Albie Sachs, Jennifer Friedman, Dr Eve, Diane Awerbuck, Jane Raphaely, Ken Barris, Ian Mann, Jennifer Ancer, Jonathan Ancer, Rosemund Handler, Mandy Wiener, Anton Harber, Nechama Brodie, Rahla Xenopoulos, Joanne Jowell and many more of the stellar wordsmiths who have availed themselves for the day to inspire and entertain.

Subjects such as memoir, comedy, art and writing, fiction, magical stories, cyber-infidelity, poetry, women writing about women, deception, crime, politics, history, sport, food, scriptwriting, journalism and more are all on the agenda. Panel discussions, book launches, readings, debates, presentations and book-style activities explore the subjects that will resonate with anyone who loves books, Jewish literature, and culture. And if that wasn’t enough — a full children’s programme is on offer for ages 4–11 featuring authors, teachers, entertainers and carers interacting, reading and work-shopping .

Plus, we are delighted to be offering a Young Adults track, with inspirational and enticing content facilitated by experts in that genre.

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