The Ones We Carry: A Conversation with Writers Lesléa Newman and Aurora Levins Morales

May 17, 2015 Boston $5.00 - $25.00 0

Please join Keshet for an afternoon of readings and moderated conversation with accomplished lesbian and queer Jewish writers Lesléa Newman and Aurora Levins Morales. Lesléa and Aurora will both read selections from their work; Lesléa will be reading from her newest book of poetry I Carry My Mother, which chronicles her experience accompanying her mother through treatment for cancer, her death, and the mourning that followed. After their readings, they will participate in a moderated conversation on themes in their work and lives: loss and mourning, healing and resilience, mothers and family, and the intersections of identity, writing, art, and life.

Your sliding scale ticket contribution of $5-25 enables us to support independent LGBTQ Jewish artists and Keshet’s LGBTQ Jewish events in Boston. Please indicate a contribution level with your event RSVP when offered the opportunity to donate. Limited tickets will be available at the door.

Please note: This is a chemical and fragrance free event. We request that participants refrain from the following before or during the event: smoking; wearing colognes, perfumes or scented oils (including natural essential oils); and using scented or chemical based laundry detergents or fabric softeners. We ask participants to wear something that has had limited exposure to the items above. For the health and safety of everyone in attendance, we may need to ask attendees to move or leave if you are wearing heavily scented products.

MBTA accessible, all gender bathrooms, chemical and fragrance free!

Additional access note: This venue is on the first floor, and has approximately 5 steps from street level to the first floor.

Do you have questions or want to get involved? Contact our Boston Community Organizer, Kat Macías (

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Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue
43 Lochstead Ave
Boston, MA 02130
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