The Woodberry Poetry Room and the Houghton Library "Altered States" Exhibition
The Artifactual Consciousness, a reading/discussion with Alexandra Zapruder and Matthew Zapruder, moderated by Michael Downing. In this two-part event, featuring readings and a moderated discussion, Matthew Zapruder (author of Why Poetry?/Ecco Press) and Alexandra Zapruder (author of Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film/Twelve Press) take the stage together to share their personal experiences and their distinct creative and critical perceptions. A book-signing, provided by Harvard Book Store, will follow the event. Event information here.
Join the 7pm Kristallnacht commemoration ceremony in the Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden with Marlene and Abe Besser, Rabbi Brian Glusman, and Alexandra Zapruder. The brief ceremony will also include a performance by The Weber School Chorus and the lighting of the six torches.
Alexandra will discuss Twenty-Six Seconds at 7:30pm. Event information is here.
PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held at Lakeland Community College, in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, Building D. For event information, click here.
Join us for lunch and discussion with Alexandra Zapruder, moderated by Steve Inskeep, host of NPR's Morning Edition. The event will be followed by a book signing. Doors open at 11:00 am, lunch begins at 12:00 NOON, program begins at 12:15 pm. Event information is here.
Alexandra will be speaking at the Powell Holocaust Summer Institute as part of their educator workshop. She will be discussing her book, Salvaged Pages, on Wednesday, August 9th at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle. This seminar is open to educators by application via the Holocaust Center for Humanity website. Application deadline April 1, 2017.
Alexandra Zapruder will participate in the 13th Biennial Educators’ Conference of the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, taking place at Norfolk Academy. She will discuss her book Salvaged Pages and present a keynote address in the morning, and then a workshop in the afternoon. Participants will need to register. More information can be found at the event website.
In Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film, Alexandra Zapruder traces the story of how her grandfather came to take the historic and iconic 26-second footage of the Kennedy assassination. The film not only led to conspiracy theories and investigations, but also left the Zapruder family with the burden of responsibility for the film and how it was subsequently handled.
For the first time—with the help of records, previously sealed archival sources, and interviews—Alexandratraces the film’s complex journey through history, considering its impact on her family and the public realms of the media, courts, federal government, and the arts community. Part biography, part family history, and part historical narrative, the book shows how 26 seconds of film changed a family and raised some of the most important social, cultural, and moral questions of our time.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
Non-member price (includes lunch) $30, lecture only (1-2pm) $10