The Poetry Center and Jewish History Museum are proud to present a series of readings by Jewish authors writing within the broadest spectrum of genre and subject matter today. These writers interrogate fairy tales, gender and motherhood, environmental art, and sports, in order to explore what it means to be human.


Kate Bernheimer has been called “one of the living masters of the fairy tale” (Tin House). She is the author of a novel trilogy and the story collections Horse, Flower, Bird and How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales(Coffee House Press) and the editor of four anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award winning and bestselling My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales and the World Fantasy Award nominee xo Orpheus: 50 New Myths (both with Penguin). Her co-authored novella with Laird Hunt, Office at Night (Coffee House Press/Walker Art Center) is a nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she teaches fairy tales and creative writing.