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April 18th

“From Generation to Generation: The Family Stories that Inspired On the Sickle’s Edge”

What:  Author Discussion of the Eastern European Backstory that Inspired the Writing of On the Sickle’s Edge
When: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, 11:45a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Where: LLAIC- Lifelong Learners: An Independent Collaborative, St. Demetrios Church, 57 Brown Street, Weston, MA 02493
What else: Emmy award-winning writer, Neville Frankel, addresses the challenges of writing historical fiction, using as an example the work on his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. This talk provides deep insight into the author’s 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 will be available for purchase. For information, Irwin Silver, winosil@aol.com

Apr 20th

“Russia Then and Now: When Fiction Is Not Far From Fact”

What:  The Family Stories that Inspired On the Sickle’s Edge plus Live Klezmer Music
When: Thursday, April 20th, 2017, 7 p.m.
Where: Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021
What else: Emmy award-winning writer, Neville Frankel, addresses the challenges of writing historical fiction, using as an example the work on his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. This talk provides deep insight into the author’s creative process, as he discusses the delicate balance between integrating historical detail while remaining faithful to the family stories that inspired the work. The author will also present the historical backdrop of Latvia and Soviet-era Russia that has haunting overtones in today’s geopolitical climate. Author book signing following program. His talk will be amplified by authentic Klezmer music in live performance by renowned violinist Abigale Reisman. For information, Carolyn Elkort, celkort@ocln.org

Apr 24th

The Path to Apartheid: South African History- Part I

What:  Lifetime Learning Program: The first of a 4-part lecture series, this fascinating session will provide the historical and political background leading to rise of apartheid in South Africa.
When: Monday, April 24th, 2017, 10:30-noon
Where: Marion Craine Room, Snow Library, Orleans, Cape Cod, MA
What else: For information, Janice Lawrence, jlawrence1013@gmail.com

May 1st

The Long Walk To Freedom: South African History – Part II

What:  Lifetime Learning Program: The second of this four-part lecture will begin with a brief introduction by author Neville Frankel, providing historical and political context for viewing the first half of the film, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” a biopic of Nelson Mandela’s life. This segment details the early life of Mandela until his emprisonment on Robben Island.
When: Monday, May 1, 2017, 10:30-noon
Where: Marion Craine Room, Snow Library, Orleans, Cape Cod, MA
What else: For information, Janice Lawrence, jlawrence1013@gmail.com

May 4th

“”Under the Soviet Shadow: Shaping History into Fiction

What:  Author Discussion of the Craft of Writing Historical Fiction plus Live Klezmer Music
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7 p.m
Where: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
What else: Emmy award-winning writer and local author, Neville Frankel, addresses the challenges of writing historical fiction, using as an example the work on his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. This talk provides deep insight into the author’s creative process, as he discusses the delicate balance between integrating historical detail while remaining faithful to the family stories that inspired the work. The author will be joined by renowned NE Conservatory Klezmer violinist Abigale Reisman performing music of the Latvian and Russian shtetl. Author book signing following talk. For information, Lydia or Alex, events@brooklinebooksmith.com

May 8th

The Long Walk to Freedom: South African History-Part III

What:  Lifetime Learning Program: With historical context introduced by author Neville Frankel, this session will feature viewing the second half of the film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
When: Monday, May 8, 2017, 10:30-noon
Where: Marion Craine Room, Snow Library, Orleans, Cape Cod, MA
What else: For information, Janice Lawrence, jlawrence1013@gmail.com.

May 12th

The Aftermath of Apartheid in the Post-Mandela Era-Part IV, Plus South African Lunch!

What:  Lifetime Learning Program: Conclusion of this four-part lecture series will focus on the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa in the post-Mandela era and the challenges that face South Africa today. This final program of the lecture series will be held at Karoo Restaurant in an authentic South African ambiance.
When: Friday, May 12, 2017, 10:30-noon. Luncheon to follow. Reservations required.
Where: Karoo Restaurant, 3 Main Street, Eastham, Cape Cod, MA
What else: Following the final session of this four-part lecture series, authentic South African fare will be served at Karoo Restaurant. For information and lunch reservations, Janice Lawrence, jlawrence1013@gmail.com

May 16th

“In the Soviet Shadow: The Writing of An Historical Novel”

What:  Thee Family Stories behind the Writing of On the Sickle’s Edge
When: Thursday, May 16th, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ballroom, Lasell Village, Campus of Lasell College, Seminary Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466
What else: Neville Frankel, son of Lasell Village residents, Betty & Fred Frankel, will discuss the writing of his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge, inspired by Betty Frankel’s family history. Signed copies of a special publication edition of the novel available for sale. For information, Carla Pepka, cpepka@lasell.edu

May 22nd

“Binding One Generation to Another: The Jewish Family Story Behind the Novel”

What:  Senior Activities in a Jewish Environment (SAJE) Present Author Discussion & Reading of “On the Sickle’s Edge”
When: Monday, May 22nd, 2017, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Community Synagogue of Rye, NY
What else: Writer Neville Frankel describes his own family history and the Eastern European Jewish experience that inspired the writing of his latest novel. This talk will illuminate for you why family stories matter to us all. Signed book copies available for purchase. For information, Rhoda Fidler: rhodafidler@gmail.com.

May 23rd

“Where History Meets Fiction: The Writing of On the Sickle’s Edge”

What:  Author Discussion & Reading
When: Tuesday, May 23nd, 2017, 7 p.m.
Where: BookMark Shoppe, 8415 Third Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11209
What else: Emmy award-winning writer, Neville Frankel, addresses the challenges of writing historical fiction, using as an example the work on his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. This talk provides deep insight into the author’s 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 novel available for purchase. For Information: Christine Fleglette: christine@bookmarkshoppe.com

May 25th

“Stories, Savory Cuisine & Song: A Trip to 20th Century Soviet-era Russia”

What:  On the Sickle’s Edge: Dinner + A Book
When: Thursday, May 25th, 2017, 69 pm
Where: Peck’s Homemade, 455A Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
What else: A festive evening in Brooklyn with stories from Neville Frankel’s Soviet-era novel, delicious Russian-Jewish cuisine, and a performance by acclaimed Klezmer duo, Deborah Strauss & Jeff Warschauer. Restauranteur Theo Peck, whose great-grandfather founded Ratner’s, “is simultaneously keeping history alive while melding his vision with the new Brooklyn,” writes The Observer. Tickets @$55/person include a signed, limited edition copy of On the Sickle’s Edge, a three-course meal, beer (or non-alcoholic beverage) and live music.  Space is limited; this event WILL sell out! For info & reservations: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-book-at-pecks-homemade-on-the-sickles-edge-by-neville-frankel-tickets-33224700975

June 8th

“Where History Meets Fiction: The Writing of  On the Sickle’s Edge”

What:  The Craft of Writing an Historical Novel: Author Presentation & Discussion
When: Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 7 p.m.
Where: The Huntington, Nashua, NH
What else: Emmy award-winning writer, Neville Frankel, addresses the challenges of writing historical fiction, using as an example the work on his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. This talk provides deep insight into the author’s creative process, as he discusses the delicate balance between integrating historical detail while remaining faithful to the family stories that inspired the work and have strong implications for the current geopolitical climate. Signed copies of On the Sickle’s Edge available for purchase.  For information, Marilyn Zieve: bobstar2@comcast.net.

Aug 10th

“Where History Meets Fiction: The Writing of  On the Sickle’s Edge”

What: “Life in 20th-Century Russia: The History and Backstory behind the Writing of On the Sickle’s Edge”

When: Thursday, August 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Where:Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631
What else: Emmy award-winning writer, Neville Frankel, addresses the challenges of writing historical fiction, using as an example the work on his new Soviet-era novel, On the Sickle’s Edge. This talk provides deep insight into the author’s 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, Kathy Cockroft, kcockroft@brewsterladieslibrary.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