Elizabeth Poliner


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Past Events

Reading and Discussion in Columbia, MD

Date: March 3, 2019

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Temple Beth Shalom - 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, MD

Book Reading | Discussion

Temple Beth Shalom

Sunday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Reading and Discussion of As Close to Us as Breathing at Temple Beth Shalom – 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, MD

Reading and Discussion in Sharon, MA

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Temple Sinai

Book Reading | Discussion

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Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Reading and Discussion of As Close to Us as Breathing at Temple Sinai, 25 Canton St, Sharon, MA

Reading and Discussion in Mississippi

Date: January 24, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: University of Southern Mississippi

Book Reading | Discussion


Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Reading and Discussion of As Close to Us as Breathing at University of Southern Mississippi, Language Arts Building: Gonzales Auditorium.

Reading and Award Ceremony for Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Date: November 1, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Location: Rochester, NY

Award Ceremony | Book Reading


Meet the author of the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize!
On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 Poliner will visit Rochester for a reading and award ceremony, followed by an hors d’oeuvres reception and book signing in the Hawkins-Carlson Room of the Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester. The event begins at 5:00pm. Books will be available for purchase, provided by the Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore. Free parking is available in Library Lot.

November 1, 5:00 p.m., Reading and Award Ceremony, , Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Discussion and Signing in Washington, DC

Date: March 15, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

Book Signing | Discussion


Discussion and Book Signing in Washington, DC at the JCC, Local Author’s Brunch.

Talk and Q&A in Washington, DC

Date: February 23, 2017

Time: 12:45 - 2 PM, 7-8 PM

Location: George Washington University


Jewish Literature Live: 12:45 – 2 p.m, Discussion with students; 7-8 pm, Talk and Q&A, open to public. George Washington University

Talk and Q&A in Boca Raton, FL

Date: December 13, 2016

Time: 2:30 PM

Book Signing | Discussion


Talk and Q&A on As Close to Us as Breathing (and book signing), Levis JCC Sandler Center, Literary Afternoon Series.

Reading and Discussion in Rockville, MD

Date: November 11, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM

Location: JCC of Greater Washington

Book Reading | Discussion


Reading and Discussion of As Close to Us as Breathing, The Lessons Family Annual Book Festival, JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD).

Reading at Hollins University – Sep. 1st

Date: September 1, 2016

Time: 8:15 PM

Location: Hollins University

Book Reading


On September 1, at 8:15 pm, Elizabeth Poliner will be reading at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. The reading will be held in the Green Drawing Room.

Reading in New York, July 11

Date: July 11, 2016

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Ansche Chesed

Book Reading


July 11, 2016, Monday, 8pm. Reading from As Close to Us as Breathing, Scribblers on the Roof Reading Series, Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th St., New York, NY.