Lev Raphael: Author Appearances

LevUpcoming Author Appearances

Lev Raphael has done hundreds of invited readings and talks across the U.S., Canada, Israel, France, England, Scotland, Austria and Germany at colleges, universities, writing conferences, museums, Jewish Community Centers, libraries, churches and synagogues, and book fairs. Featured in two documentaries, and the keynoter at several international Holocaust conferences, he has been a panelist at London’s Jewish Film Festival. To book him as a speaker, please contact him directly by using this form.

Upcoming Events:

2014:

October 4, 2014
Keynote Speaker:
"Fiction Changed My Life"
Rochester Writer's Conference
Oakland University
2200 N. Squirrel Rd
Rochester, MI
1 PM

October 9, 2104
Reading & Signing
Aunt Agatha's Book Store
Ann Arbor, MI
7 PM

November 5, 2014
Reading & Signing
Everybody Reads
2019 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI
6 PM

Recent Events:

2014:

January 27, 2014
"Decoding the Mysteries of the Memoir"
Panel discussion recording for WKAR-TV
Michigan State University
Communication Arts and Sciences Bldg., room 145
East Lansing, MI
3 PM

March 4, 2014
Reading from My Germany
Handwerker Gallery
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
Noon

March 4, 2014
Talk and Q&A
Klingenstein Lounge
Egbert Hall
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
7:30 PM

April 14, 2014
"How to Avoid Bad Sex Writing"
Rally of Writers
LCC Conference Center
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI

2013:

March 29, 2013
Keynote Speaker
College of Arts & Letters
Graduate Conference
MSU Union Building, 2nd floor
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

April 7, 2013
Keynote Speaker
Holocaust Memorial Program
Marquette Interfaith Forum
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
201 E. Ridge Street
Marquette, MI

April 13, 2013
Workshop: "Secrets of a Killer Author Reading"
Rally of Writers
LCC Conference Center
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI
11:30 AM

April 13, 2013
E-Publishing Panel
Rally of Writers
LCC Conference Center
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI
2 PM

June 22, 2013
"How to do a Killer Reading"
Historical Novel Society Conference
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel
St. Petersburg, FL
8:30-9:30 AM

October 5, 2013
"How to Do a Killer Reading From Your Book" (workshop)
Rochester Writer's Conference
Oakland University
2200 N Squirrel Rd
Rochester, MI
2 PM

2012:

March 5, 2012
Talk & Reading
Congregation Sinai, Fox Point
8223 North Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI
414-352-2970
7 PM

April 14, 2012
Rally of Writers
Workshop: "The eBook Revolution"
Lansing Community College
Lansing, MI
11:30 AM-12:30 PM

June 7, 2012
Rosedale in Love reading
Edith Wharton Conference
Marist College-Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici
Via del Giglio 6 50123
Firenze, Italia
8:30 PM

September 21-22, 2012
"Blood & Tea"
Mystery Writers Conference
Ludington Arts Center
107 South Harrison Street
Ludington, MI

October 10, 2012
Lecture/Discusssion
"Breaking the Jewish Taboo on Germany"
University of Michigan
202 S. Thayer, Rm. 2022
4-5 PM

2011:

March 23, 2011
Talk & Reading
Boardroom, Paula Cunningham Administration Bldg.
Lansing Community College
Corner of Saginaw & Capital Ave.

Lansing, MI
7-8:30 PM

March 28, 2011
Talk & Reading
Ann Arbor District Library
343 South Fifth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI
734-327-4265
7-8:30 PM

April 2, 2011
Writing Mysteries
Rally of Writers
Lansing Community College
West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI
11:30 AM & 2 PM

April 14, 2011
Talk & Reading
University of Vermont
Memorial Lounge
338 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT
7-8 PM

May 1, 2011
Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Milwaukee JCC
6255 North Santa Monica Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI
414-964-4444
1-4:30 PM

June 26, 2011
Guest sermon
Peoples Church
115 W. Loomis St.
Ludington, MI
231-845-6493
peopleschurch@peopleschurchludington.org
11 AM

October 6, 2011
Talk & Reading
"The German Question"
Budig Theatre, University Center
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY
7 PM

October 11, 2011
Talk & Reading
123 Lane Hall
Hillsdale College
33 East College St.
Hillsdale, MI
7:30 PM

November 8, 2011
Reading from Mein Deutschland in German
Förderverein "Synagoge und Begegnungszentrum Leipzig e.V."
Ariowitsch-Haus e.V.
Hinrichsenstraße 14
Leipzig
7 PM

November 9, 2011
Reading "The Burden of Inherited History" in English
Bibliotheca Albertina
Leipzig University Library
Beethovenstraße 6
Leipzig
6 PM

November 10, 2011
Reading in English, in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate in Munich and the German American Institute in Nuremberg
Helene-Lange-Gymnasium
Tannenstr. 19
Fürth
7:30 PM

November 11, 2011
Reading in English
Liberal Jewish Community Munich Beth Shalom
Munich
5 PM

November 13, 2011
Reading in English as part of the City's Cultural Days
Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz Stuttgart (Volkshochschule)
Theodor-Bäuerle-Saal (B 001)
Stuttgart
1 PM

November 14, 2011
Reading in English
Carl-Schurz-Haus
Eisenbahnstr. 62
Freiburg
8 PM

November 15, 2011
Lecture as part of the Baden-Württemberg Seminar
"Haunted by Germany: Memories of a Jewish-American Author"
Heidelberg University
Center for American Studies
Haupstr. 120, Heidelberg
6:15 PM

November 16, 2011
Reading
Literarisches Zentrum Gießen
Lonystr. 2
Gießen
7 PM

2010:

January 23, 2010
Talk & reading
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI
313-833-1473
2 PM

February 22-25, 2010
Fordham University
Lincoln Center Campus
113 W 60th St
New York, NY
212-636-6000

March 14, 2010
Talk & reading
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St Paul, MN
651-698-0751
3 PM

March 24, 2010
Talk & reading
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd, S.
Sugden Welcome Center
Fort Myers, FL
7 PM

April 1, 2010
Reading
Miami University
111 Harrison
Oxford, OH
4-6PM

April 2, 2010
Seminar on Creative NonFiction
Miami University
Bachelor Reading Room
Oxford, OH
513-529-1809
1:30-3:30 PM

April 10, 2010
Workshop: Creating The Amateur Sleuth
A Rally of Writers
Lansing Community College
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI
11:30 AM-12:30 PM

April 18, 2010
Brunch talk
Temple Israel
601 North Montgomery Street
Miller Beach
Gary, IN
219-938-5232
10 AM

July 3, 2010
Talk & reading
Mensa Annual Gathering
Hyatt Regency Dearborn
600 Town Center Dr.
Dearborn, MI
1:30 PM

September 12, 2010
Kerrytown BookFest
"Remembering & Forgetting: the Art of the Memoir"
Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI
734-769-2999
1 PM

September 20, 2010
Talk & reading
CCAS Boardroom
141 Intercultural Center Building
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
Noon-2 PM

September 27, 2010
Talk & reading
Room 300, Student Center
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
7:30 PM

October 24, 2010
Reading
Evangelischen Dom-Buchhandlung
Breiter Weg 212 a, Magdeburg
6 PM

October 25, 2010
Reading
Anhaltische Landesbücherei (Palais Dietrich)
Zerbster Straße 35
06844 Dessau
7 PM

October 26, 2010
Reading
Institut für Schulpädagogik
Martin-Luther-Universität
Dachritzstr. 12, Halle
Noon-2 PM

October 27, 2010
Reading
Anglistik-Institut
Otto-von Guericke Universität
Zschokkestr. 32, Magdeburg
3 PM

October 29, 2010
Reading & discussion
Stadtbücherei Kirn
Wilhelm-Dröscher-Platz 1
55606 Kirn, Germany
Tel. 06752 1313946
buecherei@kirn.de
11.00 AM - 12.30 PM

October 30, 2010
Talk & reading
The Jewish Museum
Museum Judengasse

Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 10
Frankfurt, Germany
7:30 PM
Invitation (PDF)

November 1, 2010
Celle Synagogue
Im Kreise 24, D-29221
Celle, Germany
7 PM

November 2, 2010
Hermann Billung-Gymnasium
Hermann Billung-Sr. 1 29225
Celle, Germany
11 AM

November 3, 2010
Talk & reading
Jüdisches Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
Berlin, Germany
7 PM

November 4, 2010
American Studies Colloquium
Potsdam University
Berlin, Germany
4 PM

November 16, 2010
Talk & reading
1030 CASL Bldg.
University of Michigan
4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI
6 PM

2009:

March 8, 2009
Riverwood Book Club
2165 Riverwood
Okemos, MI
Topic: The German Money
7 PM

March 18, 2009
Reading & book signing
Everybody Reads Bookstore
2019 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI
517-346-9900
everybodyreads@sbcglobal.net
7-8:30 PM

March 19, 2009
Talk
Deutsche Gruppe
4559 Sequoia Trail
Okemos, MI
1 PM
(invitation only)

March 25, 2009
Talk and reading
Rm. 303, International Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
3 PM

March 31, 2009
JCC of Washtenaw County
2935 Birch Hollow Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
734-971-0990
7:30 PM

April 4, 2009
A Rally of Writers
Lansing Community College
West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI
Workshop: Writing the Memoir: 11:30 AM & 2 PM
Lunch Speaker: Confessions of a Book Reviewer: 12:30 PM

April 20, 2009
Panel discussion: "A Conversation on Creativity"
Michigan State University
101 Biochemistry Bldg.
East Lansing, MI
3 PM

April 22, 2009
Talk and reading
Goethe-Institut / German Cultural Center
812 7th St NW
Washington, DC
202-289-1200
7:30 PM

April 23, 2009
Talk and reading
Library of Congress
Madison Building
Washington, DC
12-1 PM

April 26, 2009
Reading
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
1924 Coolidge Road
East Lansing, MI
517-351-3570
1 PM

June 1, 2009
Presentation (invitation only)
Jewish Book Network Meeting
Hebrew Union College
1 West 4th Street
New York, NY
Time: 4:45-9 PM

July 3, 2009
Talk
Writers' Group
National Federation of the Blind Convention
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48243
1-3 PM

July 22, 2009
Talk and reading
Wixom Public Library
49015 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI
248-624-2512
7 PM

July 26, 2009
Sermon
Peoples Church
115 W. Loomis St.
Ludington, MI
11 AM

September 5, 2009
Talk: "The Blessing and the Curse"
Congregation Ahavas Israel
2727 Michigan St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI
616-949-2840
10 AM

September 10, 2009
Talk & Reading
Goethe-Institut Chicago
150 N Michigan Ave #200
Chicago, IL
312-263-0472
6 PM

September 25, 2009
Talk: "Revisiting Germany”
American Soldiers/ Holocaust Survivors Reunion
80 East LaBarge St.
Hudson Falls, NY
518-747-2121 ext. 4295
1:45 PM

October 9, 2009
Talk & reading
Wisconsin Book Festival
Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 West Mifflin St, Ste. 200
Madison, WI
Noon

October 25, 2009
Book Brunch
Congregation Shir Tikvah
3900 Northfield Parkway
Troy, MI
248-649-4418
Noon

October 28, 2009
Discussion
Hadassah Book Group
Kehillat Israel
2014 Forest Road
Lansing, MI
517-882-0049
12:30 PM

November 3, 2009
Talk & reading
JCC of Houston
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX
713-729-3200

November 4, 2009
Talk & reading
Congregation Beth El
3900 Raoul Wallenberg Lane
Missouri City, TX
281-499-5066

November 8, 2009
Talk & reading
Jewish Community Center
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI
3 PM

November 10, 2009
Discussion
German Department
York University
S561 Ross, 4700 Keele St.
Toronto, ONT
416-736-5016
1 PM

November 10, 2009
Keynote talk & reading for Holocaust Education Week
Beth Emeth Synagogue
100 Elder Street
Toronto, ONT
416-633-3838
7:30 PM

November 12, 2009
Talk & reading
Dayton JCC
525 Versailles Drive
Dayton, OH
937-853-0372
7 PM

December 1, 2009
Talk & reading
Evening College
C210 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
7 PM

December 4-5, 2009
Shabbaton
Congregation Or Chadash
5959 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL
773-271-2148

December 9, 2009
Talk & reading
Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties
6237 E Presidential Ct., Suite E
Fort Myers, FL
239-481-4449
8 PM

2008:

February 11, 2008
"Seven Passages" panel discussion
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
Frostic School of Art
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI
7 PM

April 5, 2008
Rally of Writers
Two workshops on writing historical fiction
LCC West Campus
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI

June 26-28, 2008
Edith Wharton Society Conference
Seven Hills Inn
40 Plunkett St.
Lenox, MA

August 31, 2008
Sermon
People's Church
115 West Loomis
Ludington, MI
231-845-6493
10 AM

September 7, 2008
Discussion
Shir Tikvah Book Group
5455 Sunnycrest
West Bloomfield, MI
248-737-9197
6 PM

November 8, 2008
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire, WI
715-839-1648
1:30-3:30 PM

December 6, 2008
"Journey of a Gay Jewish Author"
Talk, Q&A/Community Conversation
Temple Beth El
7202 Arbor Dr.
Madison, WI
7 PM

2007:

March 26, 2007
Speaker
"Dueling Identities: Being Gay and Jewish"
Private Home in Newton, MA
Light Dinner To Be Served
Sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston
Space is limited; for more information and directions:
E-mail Dara at darak@cjp.org or call 617-457-8773
7 PM

April 14, 2007
A Rally of Writers
Keynote speaker
Lansing Community College
5708 Cornerstone Drive
Lansing, MI
Lev will also teach two sessions on writing mysteries:
10-11 AM and 2-3 PM

April 17, 2007
Lowenherz Bookshop
Vienna
Early evening (signing)

April 18, 2007
The Jewish Museum
Vienna
6:30 PM

April 19, 2007
Theater "Und So Fort"
Munich
8:30 PM

April 23, 2007
Musikpavillon of the Neue Oberschule
Braunschweig
3 PM

April 24, 2007
Deuerlich Buecher und Medien
Goettingen
7 PM

April 26, 2007
AmerikaHaus
Hamburg
7 PM

April 28, 2007
Prinz Eizenherz Bookshop
Berlin
8 PM

August 5, 2007
Sermon
Peoples Church
115 W. Loomis St.
Ludington, MI
231-845-6493
11 AM

October 13, 2007
Panel Discussion on Gay Literature
Royal Oak Public Library
222 E. Eleven Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI
248-246-3700
1:30 PM

November 7, 2007
Holocaust Education Week panel on Gay Sons of Holocaust Survivors
MCC Church
115 Simpson Avenue
Toronto, ON, Canada
416-406-6228
7-8:30 PM

2006:

August 19, 2006
Ludington Visiting Writers
Peoples Church
115 W. Loomis St. in downtown Ludington, MI (next to the Book Mark Bookstore) - Map
7:30 PM

August 20, 2006
Sermon
Peoples Church
115 W. Loomis St.
Ludington, MI
11 AM

September 10, 2006
Panel discussion
Main Speakers Tent
Kerrytown BookFest
North 4th Avenue and Kingsley
Ann Arbor, MI
4:15 PM

September 15, 2006
Reading
Rm. 449, West Wing
MSU Library
East Lansing, MI
1-800-500-1554
1-517-353-8700
7 PM

September 17, 2006
Panel discussion
Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center
1529 Sixteenth St NW
Washington, DC
202-518-9400
11 AM

October 26, 2006
Banquet speaker
Oakland Literacy Friends
The Heathers Club
900 Upper Scotsbourgh Way
Bloomfield Hills, MI
248-334-9770
8:30 PM

November 4, 2006
Speaker
Ahavas Israel Congregation
2727 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI
616-949-2840
1 PM

November 8, 2006
Speaker
JCC/West Houston
1120 Dairy Ashford
Houston, TX
281-556-5567
7:30 PM

November 9, 2006
Speaker
JCC of Houston
5601 S Braeswood
Houston, TX
713-729-3200
8 PM

November 12, 2006
Reading
JCC of Metropolitan Detroit
6600 W Maple Rd
West Bloomfield, MI
248-661-1000
5 PM

November 30, 2006
Speaker
Ithaca College
Klingenstein Lounge
607-274-3011
4-6 PM

December 1, 2006
Speaker
Temple Concord
9 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY
6:30 PM

December 2, 2006
Reading
Ithaca Jewish Book Fair
Congregation Tikkun v'Or
2550 N. Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, NY
607-256-1471
7:30 PM

December 4, 2006
Speaker
"The German Question"
92nd St. Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
212-415-5500
7:30 PM