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Polish edition of Crooked Mirror [KRZYWE LUSTRO}

28.10.2021   19.00


Dom Towarowy 

Braci Jablkowskich

ul Bracka 25/Warsaw


July 25, 2021

Times: 10 am PST/1 pm EST/
6 pm London/7 pm Warsaw/8 pm Israel

The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation

Freighted Legacies is proud to celebrate the Polish translation of
The Crooked Mirror: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation by author Louise Steinman. Steinman's many trips to Poland invite us into a series of historical and contemporary meditations on Polish Catholic and Polish Jewish encounters. With the publication of the Polish translation in May 2021 a fuller conversation is now joined. The distinguished panel of Dr. Kathy Balgley, professor of literature (link to bio), Dorota Golebiewska, the translator of the Polish version (link bio), and Hanna Antos of KARTA, the Polish publisher will respond to the book from their perspectives and engage Steinman in conversation.

To register for the webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ esxO7ptSQx6eg68t8fo6fg

Questions will be moderated by Marek Jezowski and Haim Beliak. The program will be a dual language program (Polish and English) with simultanteous translation provided on two channels.

Chevalier Bookstore: Virtual Event

Monday, April 19, 2021, 7 PM PDT


Amy Gerstler in conversation with Louise Steinman


Thurs, April 22, 2021, 7:00 PM (PT)

In Celebration of Earth Day

A Conversation with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

(Virtual Program at Skirball Cultural Center)


"The Logic of Poetry and Dreams," Thurs evening free gallery talks/reading series co-curated with Maureen Moore for The Broad Museum's exhibition of the work of artist Shirin Neshat, "I Will Greet the Sun Again."  Includes poets Sholeh Wolpe, Kazim Ali, Carolinia Rivera Escamilla, Shonda Buchanan, Vickie Vertiz and others.  through Feb 2020. Free but reservations advised. 


Allegories of Flight Weds, Feb 5, 2020.

8-11 PM

Ticket $25.

Co-curated with Maureen Moore for the exhibition, "Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again," at The Broad. Poets Natalie Diaz and Naomi Shihab Nye, with Black Lives Matters co-founder Patrisse Cullors; musicians Saint Abdullah and Davis Spain with Ahya Simone... 



Past Events

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

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

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

Weds, April 15, 2017 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”
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

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

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.

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Congregation Beth El, Carmel, California
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

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

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

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