Join us to “meet the author” Keren Toledano
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Join us to “meet the author” Keren Toledano: In Light of this & Other Things is a work of historical fiction closely based on the life of Isidore Karten, a Jewish partisan during WWII. Isidore formed a resistance group in the forests of Eastern Poland that saved 400 souls, including that of the love of his life--Julia Grossberg. It is a story of remarkable strength and courage, not just in the face of death, but in the face of living when all has been lost. The book serves as a model for the future of Holocaust memoir and testimonial. What becomes of the 'truth' when there is no one left to tell it? Do we simply move on or imbue these stories with new life? It is the hope of the author that more people will tell the stories they've been left, sealing oral history into writing.
BIO: Keren Toledano
Keren Toledano is a writer and painter based in New York City. She received her BA in English Literature from Harvard University, and her MA in Arts & Humanities Education from New York University. She worked as a literary agent, story editor, writer and film archivist, before committing herself to the creative life. After publishing several short stories in literary journals, writer’s block led her to explore fine art. In her first solo show in 2017, THE ACT BUT NOT THE THING IS SACRED, she coupled abstract collage with excerpts from her torn up stories—a reminder never to marry her darlings. She now splits her time between painting and writing, finding connections across disciplines. In Light of This & Other Things is her first long form piece. She is currently at work on a young adult novel based on her grandmother's story of survival.