Germany Close Up in New York
Nov
30
7:00 pm19:00

Germany Close Up in New York

  • German Consulate General

Jessamyn will be joining a discussion panel in honor of the launch of Germany Close Up's essay collection, "My Own Private Germany."

J.I. Segal Gala Awards in Montreal
Nov
15
7:30 pm19:30

J.I. Segal Gala Awards in Montreal

  • Gelber Conference Centre

The Gala will honour the winners of this year's J.I. Segal Awards from the Jewish Public Library of Montreal. Jessamyn will be accepting the award for English Fiction and Poetry for her novel Safekeeping.

Or Zarua Book Talk
Sep
18
7:00 pm19:00

Or Zarua Book Talk

  • Or Zarua Library

Jessamyn will be giving an author talk at Congregation Or Zarua on the Upper East Side. 

Mid-Island Y JCC
Mar
7
12:00 pm12:00

Mid-Island Y JCC

  • Mid-Island Y JCC, Plainview

Jessamyn Hope will be visiting the Mid-Island Y to discuss Safekeeping with Long Island readers.

Collier County Jewish Book Festival
Mar
2
1:00 pm13:00

Collier County Jewish Book Festival

  • The Jewish Federation of Collier County, Naples

Jessamyn Hope (Safekeeping) will be joining Mike Kelly (The Bus on Jaffa Road) to discuss their books at the first annual Collier County Jewish Book Festival in Naples, Florida.

Studio 26 Reading
Feb
13
6:00 pm18:00

Studio 26 Reading

  • Studio 26 Gallery

Come to the East Village to hear Jessamyn Hope reading with Janice Eidus and Alan Kaufman, accompanied by the visual art of Hope Kroll.

Women in Literature Luncheon
Feb
9
12:00 pm12:00

Women in Literature Luncheon

  • David Posnack JCC

As part of the Fort Lauderdale Jewish Book Festival, Jessamyn Hope will be joining fellow novelists Nomi Eve & Sigal Samuel for an authors luncheon — an appetizing event sure to satisfy your literary cravings. 

Houston Public Library — Meyer Branch
Dec
5
1:00 pm13:00

Houston Public Library — Meyer Branch

  • Meyer Neighborhood Library

Join Jessamyn Hope in a discussion about Safekeeping—her novel set on a kibbutz in Israel—and the real-life stories that inspired it. Refreshments will be served. 

Toronto Jewish Literary Festival
Nov
25
7:30 pm19:30

Toronto Jewish Literary Festival

  • Prosserman JCC, Toronto

Jessamyn Hope will be participating in the Third Annual Toronto Jewish Literary Festival. Join her for a discussion about her debut novel, Safekeeping, writing fiction, Israel, and more. Refreshments will be served.

Best Canadian Essays 2015 Launch
Nov
24
7:00 pm19:00

Best Canadian Essays 2015 Launch

  • The Victory Cafe

Join in a special evening celebrating the launch of Best Canadian Essays 2015, with readings by BCE 2015 contributors and Tightrope nonfiction authors, including Jessamyn Hope.

Dallas Jewish BookFest
Nov
23
7:00 pm19:00

Dallas Jewish BookFest

  • Aaron Family JCC of Dallas

Jessamyn Hope will be joining an exciting roster of writers at the Dallas Jewish BookFest to introduce her new novel, Safekeeping. Join her in a discussion about the novel and the life stories that inspired it. 

JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival
Nov
20
Nov 21

JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival

  • The JCC of Greater Rochester

Jessamyn Hope (Safekeeping) will be joining Sigal Samuel (The Mystics of Mile End) to discuss their debut novels at the annual Fiction Panel Luncheon, moderated by Festival Chair, Ellen Comisar

Lunch with the Authors Event
Nov
12
12:00 pm12:00

Lunch with the Authors Event

  • JCC of Metropolitan Detroit - Handelman Hall

Jessamyn Hope (Safekeepingwill be joining Talia Carner (Hotel Moscowfor the Lunch with the Authors Event at the 64th Annual Jewish Book Fair in Detroit. 

Book Riot Live
Nov
7
Nov 8

Book Riot Live

  • Metropolitan West, Manhattan

Join Jessamyn Hope and other authors and book lovers for two days of exclusive events celebrating books and the reading life. 

Come to Book Riot Live: a book lovers' conference in New York City that captures the passion for books and sense of play of BookRiot.com, but in person. It will be two days of discussions, trivia tournaments, meet-and-greets, and other shindigs.

Jessamyn will be participating in a panel on "Faith and Literature" along with Beverly Jenkins and Abhishek Singh, moderated by Amanda Nelson. They will discuss the ways in which religion and culture interact on the page, and how their beliefs (or lack of belief) do (or do not) influence the story.

Intrepid Time Travelers: New Fiction
Oct
26
7:30 pm19:30

Intrepid Time Travelers: New Fiction

  • Washington D.C. JCC

Novelists Mary Morris (The Jazz Palace)Jami Attenberg (Saint Mazie), and Jessamyn Hope (Safekeeping) sit down with author Michelle Brafman to discuss the common themes of their celebrated new works, which take us on journeys through space and time, and to reflect on their experiences as writers in the 21st century. 

This is a featured event of the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival of Washington D.C. 

Lower East Side Live Jewish Book Group
Oct
6
7:00 pm19:00

Lower East Side Live Jewish Book Group

  • Manny Cantor Center, Manhattan

Jessamyn Hope will be joining The Lower East Side Live Jewish Book Group, which focuses on books by local authors, books by Jewish authors, and/or books set in Lower Manhattan. Safekeeping meets all these criteria since many of its flashbacks take place on Essex Street.

Two Debut Novelists from Montreal
Sep
13
12:00 pm12:00

Two Debut Novelists from Montreal

  • Indigo Place Montréal Trust

Jessamyn Hope (Safekeeping) and Sigal Samuel (The Mystics of Mile End) will be reading and signing their debut novels in Montreal, where they were born and raised. 

A Return to the West Island
Sep
12
12:00 pm12:00

A Return to the West Island

  • Chapters Pointe-Claire

Jessamyn Hope will be reading and signing Safekeeping in the West Island of Montreal, where she spent the first eighteen years of her life. 

People of the Book
Aug
21
7:30 pm19:30

People of the Book

  • University Synagogue, Los Angeles

Jessamyn Hope will be participating in University Synagogue's "People of the Book" series, reading from the novel and taking questions. The event is on the patio and open to the public. 

The Last Bookstore
Aug
20
7:00 pm19:00

The Last Bookstore

  • Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

Jessamyn Hope (Safekeepingand Laura Nicole Diamond (Shelter Usspeak to Gina B. Nahai (The Luminous Heart of Jonah S.) about their newly released debut novels.

Scribblers on the Roof
Jul
20
8:00 pm20:00

Scribblers on the Roof

  • Ansche Chesed, Upper West Side

Scribblers on the Roof reading series is in its 16th year! Join us on the roof of Ansche Chesed to hear Jessamyn Hope and Jonathan Papernick read from their debut novels. 

Debut Fiction Panel
Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

Debut Fiction Panel

  • Word, Brooklyn

Join Jessamyn Hope (Safekeeping)Sara Novic (Girl at War), and Tracy O'Neill (The Hopeful) in a discussion about writing, publishing, and releasing their debuts novels. 

Jessamyn Hope & Jonathan Papernick
Jun
25
7:00 pm19:00

Jessamyn Hope & Jonathan Papernick

  • Porter Square Books, Cambridge

Two authors from Fig Tree Books, a new publisher focused on the literature of the American Jewish experience, present their debut novels.

Women Writers Event
Jun
20
1:00 pm13:00

Women Writers Event

  • Barnes&Noble, Appleton

Kick off your summer reading by meeting four excellent women authors! Melissa Falcon Field, Jessamyn Hope, Andrea Lochen and Judith Claire Mitchell. . .