Lifelong Learning session on April 11

April 07, 2014

Categories: General News

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will present “Needle in the Bone: A Holocaust Survivor and a Polish Resistance Fighter” at Lifelong Learning at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, April 11 in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus in Hillsboro.

Mirriam-Goldberg, an author from Lawrence, Kan., will share the personal stories of Jarek Piekalkiewicz and Lou Frydman—two men who survived the horrors of World War II.

Her recent book, “Needle in the Bone,” is about the friendship of these two men who survived the Holocaust—one Polish, one Jewish, both with extraordinary stories to tell.

Mirriam-Goldberg was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up there, as well as in Manalapan, N.J., until she headed west to study journalism at the University of Missouri. She later received a masters degree and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence.

Mirriam-Goldberg is an American poet, writer and professor, honored as the third Kansas Poet Laureate from 2009-2013. Mirriam-Goldberg is author of 16 books and founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where she teaches. She facilitates community writing workshops throughout the United States and Mexico. She has given several hundred readings at conferences, colleges and events all over North America.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester, or $29 per couple. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the sessions at the discounted price of $4.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, Director of Lifelong Learning at (620)-947-5964 or