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Sept 26th

“Under the Soviet Shadow:  Where History Meets Fiction”

What: UMass OLLI Brown Bag Lunch with Author Neville Frankel

When: Tuesday, September 26, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: UMass Boston, Room 204A, 3rd Floor, McCormack Hall
What else: With the current refugee crisis reaching a scale unknown since WWII, this talk illuminates today’s issues, even as it sheds penetrating insight from the past. Using his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge, as an example, author Neville Frankel provides deep insight into his creative process, as he discusses the delicate balance between integrating historical detail while remaining faithful to the family stories that inspired the work. Signed copies of On the Sickle’s Edge available for purchase. For information, Jerrilyn Quinlan, Jerrilyn.Quinlan@umb.edu

Oct 3rd

“Under the Soviet Shadow: Where Family History Meets Fiction”

What: Lifetime Learning Program: Fall Author Series with Neville Frankel

When: Tuesday, October 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: Marion Craine Room, Snow Library, 67 Main Street, Orleans, MA 02653
What else: Emmy award-winning author, Neville Frankel, provides the fascinating backstory to the writing of his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. Frankel describes his creative process and reveals the Eastern European family history that inspired the novel. The talk further illuminates why family stories matter to us all and makes chilling comparisons between the Soviet era and Vladimir Putin’s Russia today.  Will interest readers of historical fiction and followers of geopolitical history alike. Signed copies of On the Sickle’s Edge available for purchase. For information, Mary Gulrich, marygulrich@gmail.com

Nov 13th

“Where History Meets Fiction: The Story behind On the Sickle’s Edge”

What: Mandel JCC Jewish Book Festival Author Presentation

When: Monday, November 13, 7:30pm
Where: Mandel Jewish Community, 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, Ohio 44122
What else: Emmy award-winning writer, Neville Frankel, brings to life the well-researched family history that inspired his latest work of historical fiction, On the Sickle’s Edge. Frankel provides a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the fact-finding mission into his ancestral roots dating back to Latvia, Russia, and South Africa. In describing the Eastern European experience that inspired the novel, the author illuminates why family stories matter to us all. With the heightened interest in Russia, the talk also brings to light the backdrop of the Soviet era that has haunting overtones into today’s political climate. Will interest readers of historical fiction and followers of geopolitical history alike. For information, Julie Frayman: JFrayman@mandeljcc.org

NEVILLE FRANKEL: A SPELLBINDING SPEAKER WHO CONNECTS WITH AUDIENCES

IMG_2827 (Small)Following his well-received presentation at the Jewish Book Council in New York, Frankel has presented to rave reviews at nearly 100 venues across the country. These include Jewish Community Centers, synagogues, libraries, bookstores, cultural centers, universities, lifelong learning centers, courthouses, book clubs and special events in communities as varied as New York, Denver, Virginia Beach, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Cleveland, Seattle, Tampa/Sun City, Nashua, NH, Greater Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

These conversations, which range from book clubs to crowds as large as 150-200, have enabled him to hone his talks to better connect with readers’ interests. He often discusses contemporary and historical geopolitical events and his own literary journey.

Past Speaking Engagements:

Boston, Massachusetts
The Algonquin Club, Commonwealth Avenue, 02116
Boston Book Lab, Tremont Street, 02116
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, 02116
Moakley Courthouse, One Courthouse Way, 02210
South Africa Partners Board Meeting at Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, 02215
University of Massachusetts-Boston, 02125

Brookline, Massachusetts
The Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Street, 02446
Brooklyn, New York
Madiba Restaurant, 195 DeKalb Ave, 11205
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private Book Clubs, 02138, 02139
Canton, Massachusetts
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, 02021
Canton Community Cable TV, TV interview
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Brewster Ladies Library, Main Street, 02631
Cleveland, Ohio
Mandel JCC, 26001 Woodland, Beachwood, OH 44122
Private Book Club, 44122
Dedham, Massachusetts
Newbridge on the Charles, Great Meadow Road, 02026
Denver, Colorado
Mizel Arts & Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia, 80246
Duxbury, Massachusetts
Private Book Club, 02332
Hanover, NH
Osher at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, 03755
Lexington, Massachusetts
Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street, 02421
Sisterhood Book Club, Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln St, 02421
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Vineyard Haven Library, 200 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 02568
Private home, Author reception, West Tisbury
MVTV Cable Broadcast, TV Interview
Medford, Massachusetts
Tufts University OLLI, Medford, MA 02155
Milton, Massachusetts
Private Book Club, 02332
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Private Book Club, 02554
Nashua, New Hampshire
The Huntington, 55 Kent Lane, 03062
New York, New York
Jewish Book Council, Hebrew Union College, 02453
Newton, Massachusetts
Lasell Village at Lasell College, 02466
The New Center for Arts & Culture at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, 02467
Private book clubs, 02460, 02461, 02459, 02458, 02465, 02466 (15-20)
Palo Alto, California
Oshman JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Sacramento, California
Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd, 95818
Santa Barbara, California
Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd, 93111
private homes, 93101
Seattle, Washington
Stroum JCC, Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, 01776
Sun City Center, Florida
Temple Beth Israel with Tampa Jewish Book Festival & JCC, Sun City Center, 33571
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Simon Family JCC, 23462
Private book club, 23454
Waltham, Massachusetts
Brandeis University, 02453
Wayland, Massachusetts
Private Book Club, 01778
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Lifelong Learning Group, Temple Beth Elohim, Bethel Road, 02481
Westwood, Massachusetts
Fox Hill Village, Ten Longwood Drive, 02090

NEVILLE FRANKEL: A SPELLBINDING SPEAKER WHO CONNECTS WITH AUDIENCES

IMG_2827 (Small)Following his well-received presentation at the Jewish Book Council in New York, Frankel has presented to rave reviews at nearly 100 venues across the country. These include Jewish Community Centers, synagogues, libraries, bookstores, cultural centers, universities, lifelong learning centers, courthouses, book clubs and special events in communities as varied as New York, Denver, Virginia Beach, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Cleveland, Seattle, Tampa/Sun City, Nashua, NH, Greater Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

These conversations, which range from book clubs to crowds as large as 150-200, have enabled him to hone his talks to better connect with readers’ interests. He often discusses contemporary and historical geopolitical events and his own literary journey.

Past Speaking Engagements:

Boston, Massachusetts
The Algonquin Club, Commonwealth Avenue, 02116
Boston Book Lab, Tremont Street, 02116
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, 02116
Moakley Courthouse, One Courthouse Way, 02210
South Africa Partners Board Meeting at Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, 02215
University of Massachusetts-Boston, 02125

Brookline, Massachusetts
The Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Street, 02446
Brooklyn, New York
Madiba Restaurant, 195 DeKalb Ave, 11205
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Private Book Clubs, 02138, 02139
Canton, Massachusetts
Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, 02021
Canton Community Cable TV, TV interview
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Brewster Ladies Library, Main Street, 02631
Cleveland, Ohio
Mandel JCC, 26001 Woodland, Beachwood, OH 44122
Private Book Club, 44122
Dedham, Massachusetts
Newbridge on the Charles, Great Meadow Road, 02026
Denver, Colorado
Mizel Arts & Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia, 80246
Duxbury, Massachusetts
Private Book Club, 02332
Hanover, NH
Osher at Dartmouth, Dartmouth College, 03755
Lexington, Massachusetts
Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street, 02421
Sisterhood Book Club, Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln St, 02421
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Vineyard Haven Library, 200 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 02568
Private home, Author reception, West Tisbury
MVTV Cable Broadcast, TV Interview
Medford, Massachusetts
Tufts University OLLI, Medford, MA 02155
Milton, Massachusetts
Private Book Club, 02332
Nantucket, Massachusetts
Private Book Club, 02554
Nashua, New Hampshire
The Huntington, 55 Kent Lane, 03062
New York, New York
Jewish Book Council, Hebrew Union College, 02453
Newton, Massachusetts
Lasell Village at Lasell College, 02466
The New Center for Arts & Culture at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, 02467
Private book clubs, 02460, 02461, 02459, 02458, 02465, 02466 (15-20)
Palo Alto, California
Oshman JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Sacramento, California
Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd, 95818
Santa Barbara, California
Congregation B’nai B’rith, 1000 San Antonio Creek Rd, 93111
private homes, 93101
Seattle, Washington
Stroum JCC, Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, 01776
Sun City Center, Florida
Temple Beth Israel with Tampa Jewish Book Festival & JCC, Sun City Center, 33571
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Simon Family JCC, 23462
Private book club, 23454
Waltham, Massachusetts
Brandeis University, 02453
Wayland, Massachusetts
Private Book Club, 01778
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Lifelong Learning Group, Temple Beth Elohim, Bethel Road, 02481
Westwood, Massachusetts
Fox Hill Village, Ten Longwood Drive, 02090