Upcoming Events: Where You Can Find Us
Here are some places you can find Hippocampus Magazine or its authors and editors. Some may be official Hippocampus events and others are events featuring our writers/staff and sponsored by other organizations.
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STORIES ON SUNDAY: Jennifer Lang (Places We Left Behind)
December 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ESTSee below for pricing
Hear Jennifer Lang read from Places We Left Behind: A Memoir in Miniature, followed by a discussion with our flash editor Rae Pagliarulo and an audience Q&A.
More about the book: When American-born Jennifer falls in love with French-born Philippe during the First Intifada in Israel, she understands their relationship isn’t perfect. Both 23, both Jewish, they lead very different lives: she’s a secular tourist, he’s an observant immigrant. Despite their opposing outlooks on two fundamental issues — country and religion — they are determined to make it work. For the next 20 years, they root and uproot their growing family, each longing for a singular place to call home.
In Places We Left Behind, Jennifer puts her marriage under a microscope, examining commitment and compromise, faith and family while moving between prose and poetry, playing with language and form, daring the reader to read between the lines.
About the Series: Stories on Sundays are bi-monthly readings from a recent/forthcoming work of creative nonfiction followed by an author interview + audience Q&A. Your registration helps fund our contributor payments and other costs associated with running our journal.