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Limmud Vancouver takes place at the King David High School, 41st and Willow.
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Sunday, February 9 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
A Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook
Leonard Cohen is a dominant face and voice in our culture, his music a mainstay for younger musicians. But Cohen’s career has transformed over time, through poetry and prose to folk, country and pop music. In his soon to appear Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook, Toronto wood engraver George A. Walker has fashioned 80 wood cut images telling Cohen’s life from his Westmount youth through his recent musical celebrity. Walker reworks iconic images of Cohen, as well as those that are less well known. My introduction for Walker’s Songbook will anchor my presentation of his images, which screen like a black and white silent film. Making use of the images, my contribution to the book, and a more general discussion of Cohen, this presentation will allow us to see Cohen with new eyes.

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Norman Ravvin

Norman Ravvin is a writer, teacher and scholar in the area of Canadian Jewish literature.  His recent publications include the novel The Joyful Child (Gaspereau) and the co-edited Failure's Opposite: Listening to A.M. Klein (McGill-Queen's).  He has also published a story collection, Sex, Skyscrapers and Standard Yiddish, and he co-edited with Richard Menkis The Canadian Jewish Studies Reader.  His introduction to George A... Read More →

Sunday February 9, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Library King David High School