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Photo courtesy of Mike Bitzenhofer.

Events & Appearances

UPCOMING PUBLIC ZOOM EVENTS for The Secret Music at Tordesillas:

February 1, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 pm: Philomath Library Virtual Evening Book Club Author Visit: For more information visit:



Friday July 31, 2020, 7 pm to 8 pm: Sephardic Stories and Music: at University Synagogue, Irvine, California. In the second half of Shabbat services, I’ll be in conversation with Rabbi Arnold Rachlis about the novel, its inspiration, and its relevance to our own cultural moment. Cantor Ruti Braier and Ladino singer Professor Bonita Jaros will sing some of the haunting Sephardic romances referenced in the book.


Monday June 1, 2020, 4:5o pm to 6 pm PACIFIC TIME:

THIS JUST IN: be sure to arrive by 4:50 to hear a short live musical performance by members of Trio Sefardi, joining us by special appearance from Virginia. Two members of the group will be performing works featured in the novel. Thank you, Howard and Tina!

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