An Author’s Evening with Vesper Stamper at Nyack New York City

Awake Church hosted the second annual The Breath and the Clay creative arts conference Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Winston-Salem, NC. Image copyright Lauren Olinger for Red Cardinal Studio.

The Nyack College graduate program in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins and the Center for the Study of Ancient Judaism & Christian Origins will host an evening with author and illustrator, Vesper Stamper, on Maundy Thursday, the day before the Eve of Passover–March 29, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Manhattan campus located at 2 Washington Street in Room 1833.

Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and Director of Graduate Programs in Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins at Nyack, Dr. R. Steven Notley welcomes the campus community to hear Ms. Stamper share about her first book which has made a hit debut to reviewers.

Here is the kind of praise “What the Night Sings” is receiving:

“Evil that is impossibly difficult to comprehend and filled with word-images that will leave readers gasping. The author’s dedication says it all, in both Hebrew and English: ‘Remember.’”—Kirkus Review

“Sifting through the war’s aftermath, Stamper’s debut spotlights a multitude of oft-overlooked topics, from postwar pogroms and the Bergen-Belsen displaced-persons camp where Gerta resides, to the budding Zionist movement.” – Booklist

“Stamper’s exceptionally moving debut goes beyond recounting the suffering inflicted on Jews during the Holocaust to explore a young woman’s conflict between love and artistic ambition.” –Publishers Weekly

“Combining beautiful words with equally elegant illustrations, author/illustrator Vesper Stamper tells a teen-perspective Holocaust story that combines elements of Anne Frank and Art Spiegelman.” –Jewish Journal

“Accomplished and tender debut…The delicate play of emotions between the characters, and within Gerta herself, is beautifully etched by Ms. Stamper against a backdrop of unfathomable loss and suffering.”Wall Street Journal

Learn more about Nyack’s Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins program.