Pen to Purpose; Cultivating Writing as a Brand of Professionalism with Michael Frank
Michael Frank is the author of What is Missing, a novel, and The Mighty Franks, a memoir, which won the 2018 JQ-Wingate Prize and was named one of the best books of the year by The Telegraph and The New Statesman. Michael served as a Contributing Writer to the Los Angeles Times Book Review for nearly ten years. His most recent book is One Hundred Saturdays, the story of Stella Levi, who was raised within the culturally rich and vibrant Juderia of Rhodes, and who, along with her community, was transported to Auschwitz in 1944. A recipient of a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship, Michael lives with his family in New York City and Camogli, Italy.
Please join us online or in-person for a conversation with Michael Frank, author of One Hundred Saturdays, the story of Stella Levi and her once vibrant Jewish community of Rhodes, Greece. Frank's novel delves into the culturally rich traditions of the Sephardic Juderia, whose members originally migrated from Turkey and Spain and who communicated in a plethora of languages, including Hebrew, Spanish, Turkish, and Italian.
Topics covered during the discussion will include: Stella’s coming-of-age on this luminous, legendary island in the eastern Aegean, the cultural vibrancy of the Rhodes Jewish community, the significance of the Italian colonization of Rhodes in 1912, and the deportation and destruction of the Jewish community from the furthest location under Nazi influence.
Nova Southeastern University
Meroth, Gena, "Pen to Purpose; Cultivating Writing as a Brand of Professionalism with Michael Frank" (2023). Pen to Purpose. 10.