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A Rose for Winter

March 2024

March 5, 2024

Workshop Lead: Judith Cohen

Join our Monthly Book Club! In March, embark with us on a literary journey through the enchanting pages of 'A Rose for Winter' by Laurie Lee, a captivating memoir, where the author's eloquent prose transports us to post-Civil War Spain, unveiling the beauty of the landscapes, people, and customs. Immerse yourself in the discussions about post-war Spain's cultural nuances and savor the transformative period the author navigates.

Whether you're a seasoned book club enthusiast or a newcomer, all are welcome to partake in this literary exploration. Share your insights, unravel the layers of this memoir, and connect with fellow readers who share a passion for storytelling.

Reserve your spot and let the captivating journey begin!

Photos by Ghader Bsmar

Judith Cohen Dr Judith Cohen is an ethnomusicologist, medievalist, singer, multi-instrumentalist and storyteller, who has travelled widely over the past half-century and plans to keep travelling. Both as an academic (Ph.D. ethnomusicology, MA Medieval Studies) and as a singer, she focuses on Sephardic music and related traditions of the Mediterranean and elsewhere, including songs in Judeo-Spanish, Spanish, Portuguese, Yiddish, Bulgarian, Croatian, medieval languages and more, accompanying herself on traditional percussion and string instruments. Judith teaches part-time at York University, and is also the editor/consultant for the Spain-1952 recordings and diaries of the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax. She integrates her research and travels into her singing and storytelling, in a warm, informal way, with spontaneous audience interaction.

Photo Credit: Anonymous

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