Seventh Annual Shalom San Miguel Literary Reading on Jewish Themes

By Sharon Leder

Shalom San Miguel presents its seventh annual literary program with readings of original fiction and poetry. The presentations from different Jewish perspectives will be tragic and comic in subject and tone and will involve intrigue and truth-telling. All are welcome to attend the reading.

Literature:7th Annual Shalom San Miguel Literary Reading. Tue, Feb 28, 4pm. TV salon, Hotel Quinta Loreto, Loreto 15. 50 pesos

Sharon Leder, Milton Teichman, Lynda Schor, Judith Jenya, and Honora Simon will read from their writings. The authors will touch on spirituality, family themes across cultures, and the struggles of Jewish students in academia.

Sharon Leder, a former college teacher of literature, women’s studies and Jewish studies, has written on women’s experience of the Holocaust and is close to completion of a novel We All Fall Down from which she will read.

Milton Teichman, a painter and sculptor, is also a former college teacher of literature, writing, and Jewish studies. He edited, with Leder, Stories and Poems on the Holocaust (University of Illinois Press, 1996), which was nominated for the National Jewish Book Award. Teichman now exhibits his own painting and sculpture in the gallery he runs on Cape Cod. He is currently preparing a collection of his stories for publication. He will read from a current story about a graduate student working toward a PhD.

Lynda Schor is the author of five books of short fiction, including, Appetites, and The Body Parts Shop. Her most recent collection is Seduction: Stories of Love & Art, published by Spuyten Duyvil Press. She has had many articles and stories published in magazines such as Ms. Magazine, GQ Magazine, and Mademoiselle. She has been Writer In Residence at a variety of colleges and universities, and has taught fiction writing at The New School for 26 years.

Judith Jenya, resident of San Miguel, has contributed to this community’s cultural life as both artist and writer. Her drawings and color photographs have been exhibited in the Santa Ana Café. As a published writer of fiction, she is affiliated with the Authors’ Sala and has presented in their New Writers series as well as in the Writers’ Workshop. She will read from her poems on her family in Leningrad after their return from the Gulag in Siberia.

Honora Simon, a published poet, began penning poetry ten years ago. Her second cousin, Issac Rosenberg, a member of the World War One group of poets, has deposited a late- blooming poetry gene in her DNA. Her poetry raises themes of spirituality and God awareness. As a holistic interpersonal diplomate in clinical psychology, she finds poetry a great vehicle to express her philosophy of wholeness and peace.


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