Sunday February 6, 5pm: In Partnership with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, join Isa Milaman and Menachem Kaiser in this exploration of their latest works, moderated by Dr. Abby Wener Herlin.
ISA MILMAN / Afterlight: In Search of Poetry, History and Home
Finalist for the 2021 National Jewish Book Awards.
MENACHEM KAISER / Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi
Winner of the 2021 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Non-Fiction
Moderator: Dr. Abby Wener Herlin
ISA MILMAN has previously published three books of poetry—each of which won a Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry. Afterlight is her debut memoir and first foray into creative non-fiction. She lives in Victoria, BC. In 2013, still grieving the death of her mother, Isa embarked on a heartwrenching journey to unravel a family mystery—the whereabouts of her aunt’s long-lost poems, published in Poland in the early 1930s—which evolved into a broader investigation of her family’s life before, during, and after the Holocaust.
MENACHEM KAISER holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan and was a Fulbright Fellow to Lithuania. His writing has appeared in numerous prestigious journals and he lives in Brooklyn, NY.
From a gifted young writer, the story of his quest to reclaim his family’s apartment building in Poland‚ and of the astonishing entanglement with Nazi treasure hunters that follows.
Summary of event details
- Title: Historical Quests: Isa Milman and Menachem Kaiser
- Date: Sunday 6 February
- Time: 5:00 PM
- Where: Zoom – register for link
- Cost: Free
- Registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/historical-quests-isa-milman-menachem-kaiser-tickets-230599327797
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