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Fantasy author (and literary agent) Rena Rossner talks about her debut novel, Sisters of the Winter Wood, where the inspiration for it came from, and her desire to explore the Jewish folklore that’s integral to her heritage.
Rena talks how her research through the oral histories and the history of a town’s act of resistance in 1903, and other stories around Russian, Ukrainian and Moldavian folklore, combined with “Goblin Market”, a poem by Christina Rosetti. In fact, half the novel is written in a sort of poetic verse, from the point of view of one of the sisters.
Here are the highlights of her book tour, now through World Fantasy Convention:
October 20, 2018 – 7pm
Raven Book Store (Lawrence, KS)
October 21, 2018
“Writing Jewish: Midrash, Myth and Miracle”
Sunday, October 21, 10am-5:30pm
Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation (Lawrence, KS)
October 30, 2018 – 7:30pm
with Ilana C. Meyer
WORD Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY)
November 1, 2018 – 7pm
Johns Hopkins University Bookcenter (Baltimore, MD)
November 1-4, 2018
World Fantasy Convention (Baltimore, MD)
The rest of her tour dates can be found here: https://renarossner.weebly.com/events.html
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