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Scholar-In-Residence at JCA

Marge Piercy, noted novelist and poet, will be speaking at the Jewish
Community of Amherst’s “Scholar-in-Residence” program on the weekend
of January 11-13, 2013. The event will be held in the social hall of
the JCA at 742 Main St., Amherst from 7-9 p.m. The general public is
invited for the Saturday evening poetry reading followed by a
dessert/wine reception. The cost is $18 for students and $20 for all
others. Pre-registration is required but payment at the door for
Saturday night can be made if space permits.

In addition she will be discussing what is involved in writing
liturgical poetry, and leading a workshop at the JCA on writing
Midrash during the weekend’s scheduled activities. Register online for
all or any part of the weekend. Registration forms can also be picked
up from the JCA. Details are available at www.j-c-a.org/SIR/pdf.

For questions, please contact Judith at 256-0493 or email at

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