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An Evening of Poetry with Simon Lichman, Kate Irving and Ron Price
October 9, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Oct. 9th | 7PM
Ron Price is currently a Teaching Artist at the Juilliard School. He has published in The American Poetry Review, Leviathan Quarterly (U.K.), Poetry, Revista Forum (Mexico), Zone3. He is a past U.S.I.A. Visiting Poet to Belgium; read in India for the Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs; twice given readings in Jerusalem at the invitation of the American Center. He is the author of A Crucible For The Left Hand , A Small Song Called Ash From The Fire, and A True Account of the Failure of Bodies to Adequately Burn
Dr. Simon Lichman, born in London in 1951, has lived in Jerusalem since 1971. He is the
Founding Director of the Centre for Creativity in Education and Cultural Heritage, a non-profit-
making organisation in Jerusalem, which brings together Jewish and Arab communities through
education programmes based on folklore.
He has taught English Literature, Drama, Folklore, Multicultural Education and Creative Writing at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev(Beersheva) and Kaye Academic College (Beersheva). He has given Master Classes in Poetry at the Juilliard School for Performing Arts (New York), Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio) and Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio). He has published numerous articles on ritual drama and the application of folklore to multicultural and co-existence education and shared-society work, including his Presidential Address to the 2014 Meetings of the American Folklore Society (to be published in the Journal of American Folklore). Simon Lichman has served as the Chairman of the Israel Association of Writers in English, editing a number of issues of its journal, arc. His poetry has been published in journals such as arc, Ars Poetica, European Judaism, Konch, Modern Poetry In Translation, Stand, Tikkun and
Tri-Quarterly, as well as in his own collection, Snatched Days. His most recent work includes:
The Harrowing, based on a family journey to Poland and Lithuania which focusses on their
Holocaust experience; Perhaps the Bear Behind, Landscapes of Family Life and Place.
Kate Irving, a native New Yorker, studied art but made a living as a musician. Her poems have appeared in numerous zines as well as a chapbook, “Raising the Arsonist’s Daughter from the Dead”.