Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Model of a Modern Major Novelist

Posted by Naomi Firestone
For his two minutes (two minutes? read more here…) during the NETWORK conference (200 authors in 3 days! Oh my!), author Joseph Skibell (A Curable Romantic) wowed the audience with a different approach.  Continue reading here.

Consider Your Audience

In her last posts, Miriam Libicki blogged on taking Egged buses across Israel and on her process of drawing comic books. She has been blogging here all week for Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog series.

I love exhibiting at comic book conventions. Without a big publisher — and, maybe more importantly, as a memoirist — the best way to introduce readers to my comics is to introduce myself to them, one at a time. Continue reading here.

TC Jewfolk Launches Arts and Culture Column

Posted by Naomi Firestone
TC Jewfolk (Twin Cities Hub for Hip Jewish Stuff…remember Poets with Chutzpah?) just launched a new column, diaTribe…continue reading here


Posted by Naomi Firestone

It’s been a long (but wonderful) few days for the JBC team. From the Jewish Book NETWORK conference (Rhoda was there!) to BEA…continue reading here.

Egged Bus Life

In her last post, Miriam Libicki blogged on her process for creating the comic series jobnik. She will be blogging here all week for Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning’s Author Blog series.


People have remarked that there’s a whole lotta bus ridin’ in jobnik. Even in the issue where Miriam is on furlough in the US and Canada, she spends a page riding a bus. Why? Continue reading here.

Call for Papers: “The Loudest Voice: Jewish American Women’s Literature”

Posted by Naomi Firestone


Thanks to Erika Dreifus for bringing this one to our attention…continue reading here.

The Evolution of a Page: jobnik! 8, Page 11

Miriam Libicki, an American Jewish girl from a religious home, enlists in the Israeli Army one summer against everyone’s better judgment. Many qualities seem to make her unsuited for IDF life: her Hebrew isn’t great, she is shy and passive, and she has a tendency to fall in love with anything that moves. If that weren’t enough, the Al Aqsa uprising, a.k.a the second Palestinian Intifada, erupts a few weeks after she is stationed as a secretary in a remote Negev base. Will Miriam survive threats of terrorism, the rough IDF culture, and not least, her horrible taste in men?

Continue reading here.