The Writer’s Block: A Video Q&A with David Harris-Gershon

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In this segment of The Writer’s Block, David Harris-Gershon discusses his writing process, the consequences he faced for publishing his memoir, and writer’s responsibilities towards society.

On January 9th, Moth Storyhour Grand Slam winner David Harris-Gershon came to City of Asylum/Pittsburgh to read from his newly-published memoir, What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?

David Harris-Gershon is a blogger for Tikkun magazine, a GrandSLAM storytelling winner for The Moth, a day school teacher, and a freelance writer on Israel, the Middle East and America’s role in the region. He has recently published work in Colorado Review, The Jerusalem Post, AlterNet, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and elsewhere. David received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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