This is a past program
This program took place on
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Now streaming on YouTube
About the Program
Writers Bloc Presents® and the Skirball Cultural Center invite you to dig into the incredible, never-before-told story of Leonard Cohen’s 1973 tour of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. In Who by Fire, Canadian-Israeli journalist Matti Friedman gives a riveting account of Cohen in the midst of bloodshed and war, moving around the front with a guitar and pick-up team of local musicians.
For this dynamic evening of story and song, Friedman will be joined in conversation by publisher Cindy Spiegel. Folk musician gigi will perform covers of a few of Cohen’s greatest hits.
A book signing follows the program. Books available for purchase.
“A stunning resurrection of a moment in the life of Leonard Cohen ... a beautiful, haunting book full of feeling.”—Nicole Krauss, author