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Feb 7th

“Writing Historical Fiction: Art, Craft, or Obsession?”

What: VISTAS Lifelong Learning Program presents a conversation with best-selling authors Selden Edwards & Neville Frankel
When: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 9:30am-11:30am
Where: Valle Verde Social Room, Santa Barbara, CA
What else:  Every writer of historical fiction reaches a point where fact evaporates. What’s left is supposition, inference, and the storyteller’s art. Two very different writers of historical fiction come together in this original forum to discuss and compare their interests, approaches and techniques. Discover what motivates and excites them; how they resolved murky historical issues; and how each deals with the way characters influence the telling of their stories. Parking available at The First Baptist Church, 949 Veronica Springs Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. For information: Lynn Shively, Vistas@silcom.com

March 17th

“Unearthing Family Lore: Behind the Scenes of a Novelist’s Journey”

What: Santa Barbara Genealogical Society Presents: Speaker of the Month Program
When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – noon
Where: First Presbyterian Church, Constance Road, Santa Barbara, CA
What else:  Emmy award-winning writer, Neville Frankel, discusses the well-researched family history that inspired his works of historical fiction. In this talk, the author provides an unusual, personal look at the fact-finding mission into his ancestry, dating back to Latvia, Russia, Germany, South Africa, and the US during the 19th and 20th centuries. The session also sheds insight into the author’s creative process, as he mines family history for the stories that bring life to his fiction. His journey puts us in touch with the rich family narratives that connect one generation to the next. For information: Rosa Avilio, Rosaavilio@mac.com 

April 4th

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

What: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UC Davis Seminar
When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Galileo Court Classroom, Davis, CA 95618
What else: Emmy award-winning writer, Neville Frankel, brings to light the well-researched family history that inspired his latest work of historical fiction, On the Sickle’s Edge. In this fascinating talk, the author provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at the fact-finding research into his ancestry dating back to Latvia, Russia and South Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries. This session also sheds insight into the author’s creative process, as he discusses the challenges of converting family history into historical fiction. Given the heightened interest in Russia, the discussion also provides an understanding of the Soviet era that has haunting overtones in today’s geopolitical climate. A must-attend for anyone interested in Russian history, the creative process, and the importance of family stories. For information, Brenda Turner, brendaturner39@gmail.com

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

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