Rachel Kadish: The Weight of Ink
The Taubman Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB hosts a free lecture by Rachel Kadish.
Rachel Kadish is an American writer of fiction and non-fiction, author of several novels and a novella. Her fiction work has won the National Jewish Book Award and the Julia Ward Howe Prize, the John Gardner Fiction Prize, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Fiction Award.
Her latest book, "The Weight of Ink," is a work of historical fiction set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century. It tells the interwoven stories of two women: Ester Velasquez, an immigrant 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.
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Congregation of B'nai B'rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111