The Stulman Center of Adult Learning at Chizuk Amuno Welcomes
Author of The Weight of Ink
Tuesday, October 24, 7 p.m.
Please join us on Tuesday evening, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. when we will welcome author Rachel Kadish who will discuss her new book, The Weight of Ink and her work as an award-winning author of novels.
Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order reconcile the life of the heart and mind.
Ms. Kadish has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, and has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has received the John Gardner Fiction Award and the Koret Foundation’s Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award, and was a writer-in-residence at Stanford University. She lives outside Boston and teaches in Lesley University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Enjoyed Successful Breaks from College and How You Can Plan Your Own, was a New York Times best-seller by the Amherst College graduate.