The second edition of "Finding My Place: One Man's Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond," is out now!
If you want a signed copy, purchase your book directly through Lake Effect Press
or contact me directly at email@example.com
Here is a link to the book on Amazon: Amazon
Judah Leblang is a writer, teacher and storyteller based in Boston, MA. His written and audio pieces combine reflection, keen observation, and humor. Please visit the Writing page to read some of Judah's stories, or listen to audio clips of Judah reading them. There is also information on Judah's CD Finding My Place, and "Snapshots," as well as a schedule of workshops and readings you may wish to attend. Enjoy!
To contact Judah, email .
I have a feature piece in Ed Magazine, the alumni magazine at Harvard's Graduate School of Education. The article,
"A Long Way to Go," is currently on the home page of the GSE's website. Check it out at:HarvardGSE
I taught a full-weekend workshop at Easton Mountain, a retreat center for gay men in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. The "Finding Your Inner Voice" workshop will take place April 1-3, 2011 at Easton. I'll be teaching "Finding Your Voice" again the weekend of April 22, 2012. For more information and to sign up, check out the Easton website:Easton Mountain
Events from earlier in 2012:
I will be co-hosting an event sponsored by the Friends of the Somerville Library, "Somerville Story Hour" at Main Library on Monday June 11, at 7 PM. Hope to see you at the library!
On Thursday evening June 30th, I performed an evening of "Words and Music" with my friend Yani Batteau. Yani is a talented singer and banjo-player. The event begins at 7 PM at Medford Public Library, 111 High Street in Medford Square and is free. For more info, please see: Medford Patch
I have a bunch of readings coming up in winter/spring 2011. These include: A brunch reading/book talk at the Cambridge Men's Group on February 20. A reading/celebration of "Finding My Place's" first birthday at Calamus Bookstore, 92 South Street in Boston's Leather District, Friday February 25, 2011 at 7 PM. I'll be reading with Audrey Beth Stein, a talented local writer, and author of the memoir, "Map."
I am doing a book talk at Stonewall Lifelong Learning--at Wheelock College's Brookline campus on Monday March 14 at Noon. Watch this space for more information.
I had several readings in fall 2010. I am part of "The Roving Raconteurs," a group of three up and coming writer/humorists in the Boston area. Our first gig was at the Medford Public Library, 111 High Street in Medford Square on Thursday September 30, 7 PM. Then on Friday October 1 I was one of the featured readers at the Dire Reader Literary Series at Out of the Blue Gallery in Central Square, Cambridge.
The Raconteurs--Dan Gewertz, Randy Ross and me--performed in a featured event at Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle Street in Cambridge--the Cambridge Center for Adult Education--on Friday November 5 at 7 PM.
I was busy doing readings and book talks in August/September 2010. I did a reading/signing at Borders (Henderson and Kenney) in Columbus, Ohio on August 5, 2010, and read at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library in my hometown of Beachwood (east of Cleveland) on August 10. The Beachwood reading was attended by almost 50 people.
Other recent readings: On Friday June 11, 2010 I read from the book at Temple Beth Zion 1566 Beacon Street, Brookline, as part of their Erev Pride Shabbat. All are welcome to come to the reading-- 7:45 PM in the ground floor chapel. Call 617-566-8171 or see www.tbzbrookline.org for more information.
I have several additional readings in May and June. I'll be reading at Books in the Square in Providence on Thursday May 27 at 7 PM. Books in the Square
On Friday June 25, 2010 I read at Northampton's Pride and Joy bookstore 6:30-7:30 PM.
I have had several pieces broadcast on WKSU-FM, NPR for Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. My pieces are archived on their website, and some are linked below.
I recently had three pieces, "Papa's Place" and "Everything is Relative,"and "Necessary Losses" licensed by WAMC in Albany, New York and syndicated nationally on about 160 NPR, college and ABC stations, as well as Armed Forces Radio and several Canadian stations.
You can listen to some of my pieces by clicking on the links below:
"Jingle Bells" is currently featured on the 12/12/07
PRX station showcase, presenting the best radio essays from NPR
stations around the country. You can listen in here: "Jingle Bells "
(click on "Life in the Slow Lane" on the home page)