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Muriel Spark 100: A Response to ‘The Mandelbaum Gate’

Muriel Spark 100: A Response to ‘The Mandelbaum Gate’

For the Muriel Spark centenary, author Tracey S Rosenberg has written a fictional response to Spark’s award-winning novel ‘The Mandelbaum Gate’. Tracey will read her short story ‘The Western Wall’, exploring three modern young women with a range of political and religious outlooks wrestling with their personal identities and narratives. Following the reading, there will be time for questions and general discussion before a break, where SCoJeC will serve a delicious kosher buffet.

The second part of the event will be an informal writing workshop, in which Tracey will use short exercises to help participants explore their own questions of identity. Everyone will be encouraged (but not required!) to share these stories with the group.

The event is free and all are welcome – Jewish and non-Jewish. This will be a friendly open event, suitable for adults and families. As supporters of Year of Young People 2018, SCoJeC warmly welcomes all young people to contribute.

FREE: donations welcome
Book your FREE ticket now! Advanced booking is helpful for catering purposes.

This event is presented by The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) and Live Literature, which is supported by Creative Scotland and managed by Scottish Book Trust.

We also acknowledge the support of:
Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust Registered no. SC042072, The Scottish Book Trust Registered charity no. SC027669, Muriel Spark 100, European Days of Jewish Culture