Memories of Jewish Chile
Speaker: Marjorie Agosin
Recorded on August 19, 2021; Recording Included Below
Links and Resources Shared During the Program:
You can enjoy many of our past presentation with this series here.
You can read Marjorie’s article “Growing up in Jewish Chile” here.
You can check out Braided Memories featuring poetry by Marjorie and photographs by Samuel Shats here.
You can read more about Always from Somewhere Else: A Memoir of My Chilean Jewish Father here.
You can read more about A Cross and A Star here.
Join Marjorie Agosin for an exploration of Jewish life in Chile. She will share stories of the Jewish community in Chile, her experiences living and leaving the country, and how this history informs her fiction writing.
This program will also stream live on our Facebook page here.
Marjorie Agosin is the Andrew Mellon professorship in the Humanities at Wellesley College. She is a prolific author and human rights activist as well as the recipient of many literary awards including the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor granted by the Government of Chile and the Pura Belpre award for her YA novel I lived on Butterfly Hill. Agosin is a poet, novelist, and memoirist, and her work as received international attention and featured in the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and the Washington Independent. She divides her time between Wellesley Massachusetts, the coast of Maine, and the coast of Chile.