The Truly Amazing Women Radio Show

January 7episode

Author, English Professor Faye Moskowitz Makes Jewish Literature Live!


JANUARY 7, 2013

Our radio show spotlight today is on: Author Faye Moskowitz, an English professor at George Washington University, and the creator of the popular class, Jewish Literature Live

Our hot topic: What inspired Moskowitz, and her supporter author David Smith, to create a program for undergrads that brings famous Jewish authors to George Washington University’s campus? And what makes them, as authors, tick?

Your host: Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher of Be Inkandescent magazine, and founder & president of The Inkandescent Group

On this episode of the Inkandescent Radio Show, we sat down with GW English professor and author Faye Moskowitz (pictured below), and DC author David Bruce Smith (pictured above) at Smith’s office in DC.

Since January 2009, Smith has funded a course in the English Department at GW—his alma mater—on contemporary Jewish American works of literature called Jewish Literature Live.

This unique class allows students to study Jewish literature and interact with the prominent Jewish American authors who wrote the books.

Moskowitz teaches the course, and she is also our Truly Amazing Woman of the Month in the January 2013 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine.

In this podcast, we learn:

  • Why Erica Jong mesmerized students with her presentation and her still popular book, “Fear of Flying.”
  • The one thing that author Bel Kaufman told students that lingers in David Smith’s mind to this day.
  • Why Faye Moskowitz is experiencing a renaissance of her work.
  • And why she waited until she was 35 to get her college degree—and discover that she was a great writer.
  • We also learn more about David Bruce Smith’s famous family—his grandfather, construction company mogul Charles E. Smith, who built Crystal City and much of DC; and his father Robert Smith, who established the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

• Download our podcast interview with Faye, right.

• Click here to read the transcript of our interview on Be Inkandescent magazine.

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