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STORIES ON SUNDAY: Jennifer Lang (Places We Left Behind)

December 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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cover of places we left behind by jennifer friedman lang

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.

Meet the Speaker

writer jennifer lang by the seaAn American-French-Israeli hybrid, Jennifer writes about identity, language, home. While raising kids in the San Francisco Bay Area at the dawning of the internet, she worked as copy editor/editor/content writer for BabyCenter, PlanetRx, and many other now obsolete .coms. But Jennifer dreamed of seeing her name on paper, in print, eventually writing for Parenting, Parents, Natural Solutions, Scholastic, Woman’s Day, Real Simple.

Then, in the early 2000s, something else caught her eye: the back-page essays. Who were these first-person voices and how did they tell such moving stories? Curious and on the opposite coast, Jennifer enrolled in a creative nonfiction class: one, which led to another, and then another, finally culminating in an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.


December 17, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
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