Remembering and Returning to Jewish Texas
Speaker: David Biespiel
Acclaimed author and essayist David Biespiel will discuss his upbringing in and exodus from Houston’s historically Jewish neighborhood and share inspirations behind and passages from his memoir, A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas.
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About the Speaker:
David Biespiel is a contributing writer at the New Republic, The New Yorker, and Slate. He is the author of a dozen books, most recently: A Place of Exodus,Republic Café, and The Education of a Young Poet. Recipient of Lannan Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Stegner fellowships, he has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Balakian Award. David has taught creative writing at University of Maryland, George Washington University, Wake Forest University, and Stanford University, in addition to other colleges and universities. He is Poet-in-Residence at Oregon State University, where he teaches in the graduate Creative Writing Program, and he is founder of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters in Portland, Oregon.