Due to Etgar Keret being involved in a car accident last week, he regretfully had to cancel his appearances in Toronto and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. He was released from the hospital with a broken rib and fortunately no other serious injuries. However he is experiencing significant pain from the accident, and was ordered by his doctor not to travel. He sends his personal regrets as he was looking forward to joining us.
“I’ve waited for this event for a very long time and nothing short of a speeding limo driver and a broken rib could have me cancel it. I’m aching twice, because I’ve really wanted to be with all of you in what I’m sure would have been a special event. I do hope there will be another occasion soon.”— ETGAR KERET
ETGAR KERET: THE INNER LIFE OF THE (VERY) SHORT STORY
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 2 PM
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street | FREE
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Koffler Centre of the Arts presents an afternoon with the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Israeli writer. Known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television, readers do not like Etgar Keret stories – they love them. Author Eric Beck Rubin will moderate a conversation with Keret that looks at how he uses memory, alchemy, satire, intimacy and exaggeration to create his unforgettable short tales, from The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God to The Seven Good Years. Bring your questions – Q & A to follow.
AN EVENING WITH ETGAR KERET
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 7 PM
Holy Blossom Temple, 1950 Bathurst Street
$10 at door (FREE for Holy Blossom Temple members)
The Centre for Contemporary Jewish Literature at Holy Blossom Temple, together with the Koffler Centre of the Arts, present Etgar Keret in conversation with Toronto Star book columnist Jennifer Hunter. Keret will discuss his most recent book The Seven Good Years, a memoir, about the time between the birth of his son and the death of his father, a Holocaust survivor. It covers the gamut of life in Israel, from the normalization of terror attacks to the persistence of telemarketers.
Etgar Keret was awarded 2016 The Charles Bronfman Prize for 2016, which “recognizes young humanitarians whose work is inspired by their Jewish values and is of universal benefit to all people. The goal of the Prize is to recognize dynamic leaders whose innovation and impact serve as inspiration for the next generations.”
An Evening with Etgar Keret is co-presented with the Centre for Contemporary Jewish Literature at Holy Blossom Temple.
Photo: Yanai Yechiel.