Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Host-a-Jewish-Book-Author.com moves to Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity

CONTACT: Anna Olswanger (201) 791-4699
Bob Goldfarb (310) 652-5163

Host-a-Jewish-Book-Author.com, a free Web source of information on authors of Jewish-themed books worldwide, has been acquired by the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. Launched in late 2007 by literary agent Anna Olswanger of Liza Dawson Associates, it was selected as one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers for 2009" by Writers Digest magazine.

“I have wanted to take this site to the next level for some time," Olswanger commented. "Joining with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity lets us combine the proverbial strength with strength.” The president of the Center, Bob Goldfarb, added, “This great resource helps us continue our historic commitment to creative artists, with technology that makes it possible for us to serve them better.”

is searchable by name, location, and genre. Each listing includes the participating author's city, book titles, lecture topics, areas of travel, and contact information. Also available are links to author interviews and podcasts. The site is designed to make it easy for bookstores, libraries, and other organizations to arrange programs with authors, especially around the
Jewish holidays.

Over 75 authors are participating in the Host a Jewish Book Author site, including Maggie Anton, Ron Arons, Haggai Carmon, Poopa Dweck, Michelle Edwards, Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins, Barbara Kessel, Sarah Lamstein, Gregory Levey, Anna Levine, Sonia Levitin, Bob Morris, Rosalind Reisner, Rabbi Dennis Ross, Sylvia Rouss, Arthur Schwartz, Steve Sheinkin, and Yale Strom.

The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity envisions making all participating authors "Center Artists" of the CJCC. It is also interested in adapting the software to launch similar services for visual artists, filmmakers, playwrights, and musicians.

The CJCC undertakes projects that address Jewish identity and Jewish community through the medium of arts and culture. “The acquisition of www.Host-a-Jewish-Book-Author.com will contribute to the growth of the organization and its existing
Website www.jewishcreativity.org,” noted Goldfarb.

Anna Olswanger, Literary Agent
Liza Dawson Associates
350 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 2003
New York, NY 10001
Direct tel.: +1-201-791-4699

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