While many of HevriaCast’s recent guests have been discussing how to make Judaism more creative, Erika Dreifus’s mission has been to make the creative world more Jewish.
Erika has been blogging back before it was cool, both about writing and Jewish writing. And her thoughts expressed in this episode are an invaluable look into dealing with the tension between the desire to “succeed” in a secular setting while also embracing our personal identities.
You can find Erika on her personal website.
Here are the links to some of the articles mentioned in this podcast:
- “After the MFA: Fantasy, Reality, and Lessons Learned”
- Junot Diaz on “MFA vs. POC”
- Erika’s poem about meeting deadlines early.