In-Person
Sunday, December 11, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (ET)

Seating is first come, first served and requires general registration.

Join Lilith magazine’s editor in chief Susan Weidman Schneider for a lively conversation with writers from this just-published collection of fiction – Frankly Feminist: Short Stories by Jewish Women from Lilith magazine – edited by Schneider and Lilith fiction editor Yona Zeldis McDonough

Susan Weidman Schneider, one of Lilith’s founding mothers, has been editor in chief since the magazine launched. Her writing about Jewish women’s philanthropy, the Jewish stake in abortion rights, the persistence of gender stereotyping and more have been credited with moving the needle on feminist change in the Jewish world. She’s the author of Jewish and Female and Intermarriage, and co-author of Head and Heart, a book about money in the lives of women. 

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of seven novels for adults and twenty-six children’s books. For over a dozen years, McDonough has been the Fiction Editor at Lilith Magazine, and she works independently to help aspiring writers polish their manuscripts. 

Penny Jackson is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. Her novel Becoming the Butlers was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the best books for young adults. Awards for her writing include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the Elizabeth Janeway Prize in Writing (Barnard College), the Pushcart Prize, and the Gideon Poetry Review prize. Her story, “My Daughter’s Boyfriends,” was published in Lilith in Spring 2021. 

Sarah Seltzer was named a winner of the 2013 Lilith fiction contest and eventually took a job at the magazine, where she now serves as executive editor. A self-described “old millennial,” she is working on a novel about a family of folk singers. Her story, “Ironing,” was published in Lilith in Summer 2013.  

Judith Zimmer has published short fiction in Five on the Fifth, an online literary magazine. The author of several nonfiction books, she has written for the New York TimesPsychology Today, and other outlets. She lives in New York City and Connecticut, and is working on a novel. Her story, “Max’s Mom Goes to Camp,” was published in Lilith in Summer 2016.

Co-presented by Lilith Magazine.