Friday, August 09, 2019

Exploring the story of Ruth & Naomi through writing & discussion w/ Nitza Agam

Florey's Books invites you to a writing workshop exploring the story of Ruth and Naomi through writing and discussion:
"For where you go, I go." Facilitated by Nitza Agam, poet and author, and Simcha (Susan) Greenspan, Bay Area arts specialist, calligrapher, and educator.

***Saturdays, August 17th, 24th, and 31st. 1:00-2:30pm***

In three sessions we will explore the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi and focus on the famous quote Ruth says to Naomi as they are about to embark on their journey as women alone. " For Wherever You Go, I will Go." ( Ruth 1:16) What does it mean to pledge our loyalty as women to another woman? What might it have meant back then? Who do we identify with in that story of two women, a mother in law, and her daughter? Are we that daughter or the mother? Or both? How does this pledge of loyalty define Ruth apart from being a wife or a mother? To follow Naomi, Ruth must abandon or thought she had abandoned any hope of marriage or motherhood. We will explore our own roles as mothers or daughters, daughters in law, mothers in law, and the autonomous self.

We will examine the text and use our own lives to respond to this ancient and universal story of two women.

Led by Nitza Agam, poet and author ( Scent of Jasmine, Love Letters to my mother) as well as various articles and essays in magazines and in The SF Chronicle.

Bring a journal and yourself. Possible sources will be used to aid us in our thinking and in our writing.

Come to one session, or all three!

We hope to see you!

***Saturdays, August 17th, 24th, and 31st. 1:00-2:30pm***

Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)