An Evening With Anita Diamant in celebration of the publication of her new book Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM
Admission is FREE, Photo ID required upon Entrance

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (Between Broadway and Mercer)
New York City

Before The Red Tent launched her into literary superstardom, before she wrote her six nonfiction books focusing on contemporary Jewish culture, Anita Diamant wrote columns for a variety of newspapers and magazines. Describing her columns, Ms. Diamant writes “The challenge was to pay closer-than-average attention and then shape my experiences and reactions into entertaining prose that rose above the level of my own navel.”

With Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith, Ms. Diamant took some of the best of these columns—updated and enriched them with new material, and ordered them to provide a cohesive narrative. As a result, the pieces here reflect the shape of a life—as a wife, mother, friends, and member of the Jewish community—and offer more of the warmth and wisdom that have delighted her readers for years.

For further information, please call Sarah Schriever at 212-824-2293 or e-mail sschriever@huc.edu.


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