I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be performing poetry as part of Limmud Festival, the ‘Festival of Jewish Ideas’ that will take place on 25-27th November, on the NSW Central Coast. Limmud Fest is a weekend retreat for the whole family, celebrating Jewish diversity, learning and creativity. The festival is supported by Shalom, and set in beautiful natural surrounds, combining dynamic and diverse learning sessions with a festival atmosphere and unique Shabbat experience.
My performance, to take place at 1pm on Sunday 27th at the Bissli space, will consist of a melting pot of poetry written by both classical and contemporary Jewish and Israeli poets, and will include some of my own Jewish or Israel-themed poems. I’ll be performing in English and Hebrew.
The program has now been released, and I’m very excited to see the lineup. The sessions look extremely varied and fascinating… from pickle-making and ‘a tragedy of sarcasm’ to the Shia-Sunni divide, Jewish yoga, the Halacha of Magic, Women and Power in the parashah, ‘a Jewification of modern philosophy’, song circles, silent disco, the Israeli Peace Movement, ethical investing, and app development.
Keren will be one of a suite of poets participating in the upcoming launch of Creative Connections next month:
2012 Creative Connections Art & Poetry Exhibition ‘artists with disabilities and WA poets working together’
Now in its 6th year, Creative Connections is about to ‘wow’ the public again with unique, inspirational and colourful artworks, and accompanying poetry. In 2012 there will be 79 artworks by 72 artists and 158 poems by 48 poets on display. The exhibition is an eclectic collection of artwork produced by people with special needs under the care of Disability Services Commission, the Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Nulsen Association, and The Bethanie Group Inc, together with poems written to complement each artwork by local and national poets.
City Farm will host the Opening Day of the 2012 Exhibition, which will be open from 10 am to 3 pm, on Saturday 4th August. The day includes: a barbecue lunch (by donation) 12 noon to 1 pm, the Launch by the Honourable Graham Edwards AM from 1 pm to 2 pm, fantastic entertainment by Kevin Gillam (noted cellist and poet), Jake Dennis (musician and poet) and Greg Barr (didgeridoo musician and artist), and poetry readings by participating poets.
The exhibition will reopen to the public at Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, during trading hours, from 16th to 18th August. Artworks are for sale, with 90% going back to the artists and 10% going in to organising next year’s exhibition.
For more information go to – www.creativeconnectionsaape.net.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org.