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Tri-City author makes quick pitch at the JCC Jewish Book Fest

Karen McKinlay Kurnaedy wrote "Our Love Affair with Dance," a biography about early modern dance in Vancouver. She'll be at the JCC Jewish Book Festival, which opens Feb. 11 with a talk from Gabor Maté.

A Tri-City author is part of this year’s Jewish Book Festival.

Karen McKinlay Kurnaedy will appear at the annual event, which runs from Feb. 11 to 16 in Vancouver.

Kurnaedy will be at Literary Quickie on Feb. 12, where eight writers have five minutes to pitch their books.

Her work, titled Our Love Affair with Dance, is a biography about early modern dance in Vancouver and describes the lives of Jewish dance artists Magda and Gertrud Hahn, two sisters who opened a school in the 1950s.

Kurnaedy will be joined by the following authors:

  • Leo Burstyn (You May Call Me Lance: A Tale of Lancelot the Most Noble Cat)
  • Laura Duhan-Kaplan (Mouth of the Donkey: Re-Imagining Biblical Animals)
  • George Halpern (From School To Sky: Joseph’s Tale of War)
  • Helga Hatvany (Dreams, Nightmares and Reality)
  • Gloria Levi (The Hotelkeeper’s Daughter)
  • Eliana Tobias (When We Return)
  • Marjie Zacks (It All Ends Up in a Parfait Glass: A Tribute to My Mother’s Wisdom)

The 38th annual JCC Jewish Book Festival opens on Feb. 11 with a presentation from Gabor Maté, who recently came out with The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture, at the JCC (950 West 41st St., Vancouver).

Visit here for more details. You can also get tickets by calling 604-257-5111.





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