Susan to moderate Long Island LitFest Presents Jennifer WeinerTuesday, May 14, 2019
Long Island LitFest Presents Jennifer Weiner on June 13 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington at 7:30 pm. Susan will be moderating the talk. http://longislandlitfest.com/
BEA Book SigningSaturday, May 11, 2019
BEA – Susan Isaacs will be signing copies of the galley on May 30, 2019 at 2 PM at the Atlantic Grove booth.
Francine Klagsbrun InterviewFriday, May 10, 2019
Thrilled that I’ll be interviewing Francine Klagsbrun about her definitive biography of the head of state everyone called Golda. We’ll be speaking at Temple Beth Israel on Temple Drive in Port Washington, NY, 7:30 PM this Tuesday, May 14. The book is rich and eminently readable, and the author a pleasure to listen to!
Susan to moderate 50th Golden Anniversary of its signature Book & Author LuncheonWednesday, May 8, 2019
The FOL this year celebrates the 50th Golden Anniversary of its signature Book & Author Luncheon. We proudly announce that the two outstanding featured authors will be: Award-winning novelist and LI native Meg Wolitzer, whose best-seller The Female Persuasion, an absorbing look at female power and self-determination, was recently selected as the 2019 Long Island Reads pick. And Anthony Tommasini, the Chief Classical Music Critic for The New York Times, whose The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide provides a master class in what greatness means in music.
Coming in January, 2018 – It Occurs to Me That I Am AmericaFriday, Nov 17, 2017
Now more than ever, we must ask ourselves: Who are the WE in We the People? In It Occurs to Me That I Am America, more than 50 bestselling and award-winning authors and artists consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy through heart-stirring and often provocative fiction and art. I am proud to have contributed a piece to this unprecedented anthology, which is being published by Touchstone Books onJanuary 16, 2018, in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) upon the one-year anniversary of the Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington.
NEA SupportFriday, May 12, 2017
Love books?How about the people who write them?Writers, poets, historians and memoirists need your help. Check out this fabulous video about the NEA’s literature grant: Next step?Call, write, or e-mail your representative and tell them: “I’m a Republican [or Democrat or an Independent] who wants your help to continue funding for The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.” Take three minutes of your life to say you think those who support culture are cool enough to earn your vote.
Port Washington Library Book and Author Luncheon, 2017Friday, May 12, 2017
Back in the earlyish-90s, I got a call from Poets & Writers.Essentially, there was no time to dither.Funding of the National Endowment for the Arts was under assault by Jesse Helms and Co.Arts organizations had to fight back.Poets & Writers (I’m now chairman of the board) was among the first to respond. I was asked to put together a group of writers who would go down to Washington on their own dime – try to educate members of Congress about the Endowment, specifically the literary grant, which went to individuals, not institutions.
Domestic Terrorism, Red, White and BlueWednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Here we are again, with the FBI and local law enforcement finally closing down a right-wing militia action. But they’ll be back: I know it. I studied it. Around 1995, the time of the Oklahoma City bombing, I got curious about the radical right – militias, the Christian Identity movement, white supremacists, freemen. I needed to know what my fellow citizens who were antigovernment, racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic were thinking – and doing.
My E-ExperienceTuesday, Apr 14, 2015
MY E-XPERIENCE By Susan Isaacs This is what it was supposed to be: a short mystery story that would be part of an anthology. The only requirements were it had to be set within the last seventy-five years in New York City. Piece o’ cake, right? Right. Except I don’t write a lot of short fiction. The opening sentence is the voice of the piece, and it’s always a bitch. Ten, twenty, fifty times: a stinkeroo.
A Hint of StrangenessWednesday, Mar 11, 2015
The Washington Post said, “Nobody does smart, gutsy, funny, sexy women better than Susan Isaacs.” Add to that praise the adjective “strong,” and you’ve got Susan’s latest protagonist, Marianne Kent. Her life may not seem thrilling – living with her widowed mother, majoring in economics, working in an elegant dress store after classes to put away money for graduate school – but she’s determined to make a better life for herself and her mom.