Interviews, Essays, Podcasts, Video

Book Events

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015
12:30-2 (Rush Library Auditorium)
Florida Southwestern University
"Silence Into Stories:
The Healing Art of Memoir
Talk and Conversation with Louise Steinman"
Sponsored by FSW's Honors Scholar Program

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016
Columbia Maritime Museum
Astoria, Oregon
"War, Remembrance, and a Flag"

Past Events

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 4-5:30 PM
USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role
in Americna Life
"Casden Conversations"
Louise Steinman with Jack Miles
"An American Jew in Poland, or 'The Country in My Head'"
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Sun Valley Community Library
August 11, 2015, 6 PM
Author talk, "The Crooked Mirror"

Sunday, March 21, 2 PM
Book talk on Memoir, Robertson branch
Los Angeles Public LIbrary

Weds, April 15, 6 PM
The Crooked Mirror: A Journey Towards Polish-Jewish Reconciliation
Louise Steinman in conversation with Tomasz Kitlinski
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
ul. Mordechaja Anielwicza 6, 00-157 Warszawa

Thurs, April 16, 17:00
Lecture/​conversation on “The Crooked Mirror,” part of “Democracy: Philosophies, Activisms, and Public Arts, a seminar by Dr. Tomasz Kitlinski
TeatrNN, Grodzka Gate, Lublin, Poland

Sunday, April 19, 18:00
Guest, Literary Café “Song on Porcelain”
Krasnogruda,
Borderlands Foundation, Sejny, Poland
contact: Agata Szkopińska agata@​pogranicze.sejny.pl

Weds, April 22, 18:00
“Through The Crooked Mirror of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation”
Louise Steinman in conversation with Dr. Tomasz Cebulski
Jewish Community Center, Krakow, Poland

Past Events

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3-5 PM
"Crooked Mirror" Reading/​Discussion/​Booksigning
Beth Chayim Chadashim, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90035


Thurs, January 8, 2015, 7 PM
Temple Ahavat Shalom, Northridge, CA
Crooked Mirror book group

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1-4 PM
Friends of the Jung Institute San Francisco
"The Crooked Mirror: A Path to Reconciliation with Self and Other"


Sunday, December 14, 2014
Rector's Forum with Rev. Ed Bacon
Crooked Mirror: A Conversation about Reconciliation
All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena, CA

Weds, November 26, 2014
"The Crooked Mirror: Author in Conversation"
Louise Steinman in conversation with Joanna Michlic
Wiener Jewish Library, 29 Russell Square, London, U.K.
http:/​/​www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/​Whats-On?item=155

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Congregation Beth El, Carmel, California
Scholar-in-residence
10:45 AM Book Discussion
7 PM Havdalah Service and Book Talk on
"The Crooked Mirror"

Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6:30 PM
PROSE PROS series, hosted by Elinor Nauen & Martha King
Ron Padgett and Louise Steinman reading
SideWalk Cafe, 94 Avenue 1 at 6th Street, NYC

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 3:30 PM
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
"Nonfiction: What Shapes Us"
Panel conversation: Louise Steinman, Erika Hayasaki, Geoff Nicholson
Moderated by Dinah Lenney

Thurs, April 3, 2014, 7 PM
"Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Approaches to Writing the Memoir"
Leo Braudy, Dinah Lenney, and Louise Steinman
Moderated by Molly Pulida, Provost's Postdoc Scholar in the Humanities
USC Mudd Hall (MHP) 101, Reception to follow
Free and open to public, rsvp mpw@​dornsife.usc.edu

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014, 4:30-6 PM
Loyola Marymount Univ Jewish Studies Program:
Reading and Discussion with Louise Steinman,
author of "The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation"
Loyola Marymount Univ is located at 1 LMU Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Thurs, Feb 6, 2014
Library Foundation Council Author Series [private event]
"The Crooked Mirror: A Talk about Memoir and History"
Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills


Thurs, Jan 16, 2014, 4-5 PM
Author Talk
Louise Steinman: "The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation"
Location: Pepperdine University, Payson Library



2013 Events

Weds, December 4, 2013, 7:30 PM
The Crooked Mirror: Reading/​Talk
Powell's City of Books Portland, OR

Tues, December 3, 2013, 7 PM
The Crooked Mirror: Reading/​Talk
Elliott Bay Books Seattle, WA

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013, 6 PM
The Crooked Mirror: Reading and conversation
In conversation
with Joyce Apsel, president, Institute for the Study of Genocide
NYU Bookstore 726 Broadway, 7th Floor; New York, NY 10003



Tues, Nov 19, 2013, 6:30 PM
The Crooked Mirror: An Illustrated Talk
Mid-Manhattan NYPL,
455 Fifth Avenue, 6th Fl.

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 1:30 PM
Crooked Mirror: Book Talk
Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library
Central Queens YM & YWHA


Thurs, November 14, 7 - 9 PM
An Evening with Louise Steinman
Presented by Masters in Professional Writing Program, USC
Doheny Memorial Library, Rm 240


Weds, Nov 13, 2013, 6:30 PM
The Crooked Mirror: Book Talk
San Francisco Public Library

Nov 7, 2013, 7:15 PM
ALOUD series, "The Crooked Mirror"
In conversation with Jack Miles,
Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies, U.C. Irvine
Central Library, downtown Los Angeles

October 28, 2013, 6:45 PM
Author talk on "The Crooked Mirror"
Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum
Claremont McKenna College

October 19, 2013
Talk and panel discussion:
"Imagined Lives, Imagined Worlds: The Blending of Reality and Fiction."
Beverly Hills Literary Escape
Beverly Wilshire Hotel




The Dream Peddlar

Bearing Witness Retreat, Auschwitz-Birkenau, 2000

Misterium, "Poem of the Place," Lublin, 2002, Teatr NN