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Tickets to Ariel Burger’s only Melbourne public event are selling FAST!

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Elie Wiesel was many things - a Nobel laureate, activist, adviser to world leaders, and the author of more than forty books, including Night. Melbourne Jewish Book Week is delighted to host Ariel Burger, Wiesel’s long-time teaching assistant, confidante and friend, in a special Melbourne event, Wednesday 28 August 7.30pm. Join Bram Presser, acclaimed author of The Book of Dirt, in conversation with Ariel Burger as they discuss Burger’s prize winning book, WITNESS Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom. Ariel Burger is featured in the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival.

Jewish Holocaust Centre
13-15 Selwyn Street
Elsternwick VIC 3185


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Melbourne Jewish Book Week is pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to see Deborah Lipstadt in a special panel event at the Melbourne Writers Festival!

Deborah Lipstadt is perhaps best known for the libel lawsuit against her by David Irving, for calling him a Holocaust denier. She is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, Atlanta and has published numerous books on the Holocaust and antisemitism. Her latest publication is Antisemitism Here and Now. Deborah Lipstadt will be appearing with Melbourne broadcaster and anthropologist Sally Warhaft, and Dvir Abramovich, Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission to discuss the rise of antisemitism and why it matters.

Melbourne Jewish Book Week in association with the Wheeler Centre is pleased to be supporting the Melbourne Writers Festival in this event.

Monday 2 September 6pm
The Capitol Theatre
113 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


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Join us at the Songwriters Speak panel event at the Festival of Jewish Arts and Music

Go behind the scenes with contemporary international songwriters Chris Cohen, Noga Erez and Vivien Goldman as they reveal the workings of their practice, dissect their creative routines and discuss when to work within convention and when to rebel in this remarkable panel event Songwriters Speak. Moderated by Bram Presser, award winning author of The Book of Dirt and lead singer of Yidcore. This Festival of Jewish Arts and Music event is proudly supported by Melbourne Jewish Book Week and is included in the evening program.

Sunday 8 September, 6.15–7.15pm
The Parlour, Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006


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Melbourne Jewish Book Week, 2-7 May 2020




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