Book Premiere Event for "On the Sickle's Edge"
Shaping History into Fiction
Author Talk by Neville D. Frankel
Special Feature: Introduction by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Event Emcee/Moderator: Dr. David Bisno
Performances of Russian Classical Music by Opera Santa Barbara Mosher Studio Artists
Author Book Signing & “Russian Tea Room” Reception presented by Seasons Catering
RSVP by February 5 at OnTheSicklesEdge.eventbrite.com
CBB is pleased to present a unique multi-media Book Launch Event for local author, Neville Frankel’s newest work of historical fiction, On the Sickle’s Edge (Diálogos Books, January 2017) at Congregation B’nai B’rith. The program will feature a talk focusing on the art of writing historical fiction by novelist Neville Frankel in which he will detail his research and writing process, and the relationship between the novel and the Jewish family history that inspired it.
Mr. Frankel’s long-time friend, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, will introduce the author and many of the issues highlighted in the novel. The event will be moderated Dr. David Bisno, acclaimed Harvard and Dartmouth lecturer of programs nationwide.
The speaking program will be enhanced by performances by Opera Santa Barbara Mosher Studio Artists. It will feature selections from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin—music that would likely have been part of the characters’ experience during the novel’s historical period. An author book signing will be held at the conclusion of the program.
In keeping with the themes in the novel, an authentic Russian-themed reception presented by Seasons Catering will follow the program.
This event will be the first public introduction of On the Sickle’s Edge.
Sponsor: Congregation B'nai B'rith