On April 3 at 2 p.m., Cinematique and friends will celebrate the life of Phyllis Lober, author, poet, educator and community activist. Dr. Lober was an ardent supporter of arts and cultural activities in addition to being a specialist in Holocaust Studies. She passed away suddenly last November, 2015.
Her book, The Wide World through a Poetic Eye: The Holocaust Poems and Other Reflections, drew from her travels and time in residence in Europe, India, China, Israel and the West Bank. These far flung lands were joined with Phyllis Lober’s American roots to produce a collection of poems which constitute an emotional and perceptive world tour.
Dr. Lober consistently looked beneath the surface to reveal the best and worst of human nature, leaving readers deeply—often painfully—aware. The event will feature passages from her poems and writings in addition to commentary and performances by those who knew her.
Those wishing to honor her are encouraged to donate to Cinematique and/or to a Young Poets Mentoring Program established by Creative Happiness Institute.
The event is open to the public, free. Cinematique is located at 242 S. Beach Street in Daytona Beach. For information about the event or to make a donation, contact theatre at 386-252-3118, or email Dr. David B. Axelrod Axelrod@creativehappiness.org.