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Celebrating Writer Leo Litwak

Thursday, March 27, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco (map)
San Francisco writer and teacher Leo Litwak, recipient of the 2008 Anne and Robert Cowan Writers' Award, will be honored for a lifetime of achievement. This prestigious award is given to writers who have made an exceptional impact in the Bay Area through their uniquely Jewish perspective.
Leo Litwak will be speaking in conversation with BJE Library Director Jonathan Schwartz.
Admission: FREE.
Sponsored by: Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Community Endowment Fund.
Contact: BJE Community Library, 415.567.3327 x704, library@bjesf.org

Leo LitwakLeo Litwak, professor of English literature at San Francisco State University for more than thirty years, is the author of the novels Waiting for the News, which won the National Jewish Book Award in 1970, and To the Hanging Gardens. His short story "The Eleventh Edition" was awarded first prize in the 1990 edition of Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. Phillip Levine called his memoir, The Medic: Life and Death in the Last Days of WWII, "the finest memoir of WWII combat I have read by an American." Litwak's most recent collection, Nobody's Baby and Other Stories, was published in 2005.

The Anne and Robert Cowan Writers' Award was established to recognize writers who have made an exceptional impact in the Bay Area through their uniquely Jewish perspective. Leo Litwak is only the third recipient of this prestigious award.

Program made possible, in part, by the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties


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