Events in Oregon, February 2010

Wednesday, February 24th - 4:00 p.m.

Lecture with Joanne Greenberg

Prolific novelist Joanne Greenberg will read from her short stories or and will discuss Jewish themes in her work, including her new novel, Miri, Who Charms. Greenberg is probably best known for I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (first published in 1964 under the pseudonym Hannah Green) and In This Sign. Her novels with Jewish themes include The King’s Persons (1963) and A Season of Delight (1981).

Free and open to the public.

Knight Browsing Room
Knight Library, 1501 Kincaid St., UO campus, Eugene, OR

For further information, contact Heidi Gese, (541) 346-5288, heidi@uoregon.edu


Thursday, February 25
Joanne Greenberg
Reading (Free and open to the public)
Thursday, Feb 25, 6:30 PM -Psychology Building Auditorium 105


Joanne Greenberg’s most recent publication is Miri, Who Charms (2009), a novel that delineates female friendship from the teen years through motherhood and careers. An internationally known, prize-winning writer, Greenberg is the author of fourteen novels and four collections of short stories. Her second novel, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1964), is a classic, poignant representation of recovery from schizophrenia which was translated into numerous other languages, made into a movie, and re-issued in 2009 with a new afterword by the author. Her novel, In This Sign (1970), broke new ground in the representation of the deaf.

This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President of Reed College.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Gail Sherman
Department of English
Reed College Portland Oregon

Friday, February 26 – Joanne Greenberg will be reading from her work and discussing Jewish themes in her writing at Portland State University, noon. Free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Michael Weingrad
Academic Director, The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies
Portland State University
Post Office Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751
Phone: (503) 725-3085

Jewish Arts Month 2010

Sunday, February 28 - 7:00 PM

Joanne Greenberg: An Evening with A Master Story Teller

Many of us first met Joanne Greenberg in high school when we read I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. Some of us read it more than once! Joanne will delight an intimate audience of 50 adults with stories intended for a mature crowd. These aren't stories intended for young ears....This is a remarkable opportunity!

Location: Oregon Jewish Museum
1953 Northwest Kearney Street
Portland, OR 97209-3925
Phone: (503) 226-3600

Tickets: $10 at the door



ISPS Conference October 2009

Story telling August 30, 2009
Miners' Alley Playhouse
1224 Washington St, Suite 200
Golden, CO 80401-1145


Book Group Appearance August 2009
Guffey, CO



Thoughts of the Day

You have to like it - to want to do it.
It's work. There's a plot process, a psychological part - figuring out the characters' motives and personalities. There's a situational part laid on structure and character.
There are the words you use both in the characters and in the surround.
There are endless revisions, great and small (see #1). Writing is as earthbound as that.


The King’s Persons 1963
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1964
The Monday Voices 1965
Summering: A Book of Short Stories 1966
In This Sign 1970
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