Teaneck General Store, 502a Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ
Brian Morton is an author, former executive director of Dissent Magazine and serves on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence College. He is an accomplished screenwriter and the recipient of numerous awards and acknowledgements.
Notably, Mr Morton hails from Teaneck, NJ
Sandee Brawarsky interviewed Dr. Morton for the Jewish Week:
What distinguishes a New York novel are not just the streetscapes, but also the pull this great city has on its characters. The eponymous Florence Gordon is one of those fictional New Yorkers who believe that “a life that took place elsewhere couldn’t truly be called life.”
Brian Morton’s “Florence Gordon” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the story of a feisty feminist icon, now 75, still teaching and writing and alive with ideas, still center stage at any gathering she joins. She is long divorced and living on the Upper West Side in the summer of 2009, when her son, his wife and daughter return to New York City from their home in Seattle.
Our next reader is George Witte of Ridgewood, NJ. He is the Editor-in-Chief of St. Martin’s Press he has published three collections .”Does She Have a Name”, (NYQ Books 2014 ) is his most recent. His poems have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review and selected for The Best American Poetry Anthology.
George Witte has published three collections of poems, Does She Have a Name? (NYQ Books, 2014), The Apparitioners (2005) and Deniability (2009), the latter two in print with Orchises Press. His work has been published in 32 Poems, Antioch Review, The Atlantic, Boulevard, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Southwest Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere. He was awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize for a group of poems, anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2007, Old Flame, and Vocabula Bound 2, and received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State. For thirty years he has worked at St. Martin’s Press, as an editor, as the publisher of Picador USA, and now as editor in chief.
Publications and Prizes
Does She Have a Name? (NYQ Books, 2014), Deniability (Orchises Press, 2008), The Apparitioners (Three Rail Press, 2005)
The New Brain Game, Mah Jongg , is an ancient Chinese game that can actually change your life. Youll learn how to Relax, Improve cognitive function, Improve memory, all set in a positive social environment.
Sounds too good to be true?
We are very proud of our teacher Elise Hirsch.
Her style is clear and open and makes learning in a socially available setting enjoyable and staisfying.
We will have 4 classes on consecutive Mondays starting on April 27 from 7pm to 9pm.
Cost is $60 for the entire session and $10 for the 2015 Mah Jongg card
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