News and Events


Friday 28th June – Sunday 7th July 2019
Bradford Literature Festival
Aviva will be a presenter at Bradford Literature Festival, one of the most inspirational festivals in Britain, with authors from across the UK and around the world. In addition to reading her own poetry, Aviva will be chairing panels on topics including ‘Navigating Religious Patriarchy‘ and ‘How To Make Words Work and Writing Pay‘. Click on the above links to book.

Friday 5th July – Sunday 14th July 2019
Ledbury Poetry Festival
Aviva will be a presenter at Ledbury Poetry Festival, the biggest poetry festival in the UK, on behalf of which which she has been running Holocaust workshops in schools during 2018-19. She will be reading from Primers Volume Three. For more information click here.

Tuesday 16th July 2019
Jewish Historical Society (Essex Branch)
In this lecture on ‘Shakespeare and the Jews’ Aviva will be exploring whether Shakespeare was anti-Semitic, why he wrote about Venetian Jews and ask whether he drew his vision of them from real life. For more information click here.

Thursday 18th July 2019
Prophet or Traitor? Yehuda Amichai (And Me)
Why did Yeshuda Amichai, Israel’s national poet, consider himself a traitor? Speaking at the London School of Jewish Studies, Aviva will take a closer look at one of Amichai’s poems, and alongside her own work, will be discussing the poetics of shame when writing about home and homelands. For more information click here.

Sunday 15th September 2019
Leeds Limmud
Aviva will be presenting at regional Jewish arts and culture festival Leeds Limmud, which is part of the wider UK British-Jewish educational charity promoting Jewish learning. For more information click here.