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Karen Golden

Author's Bio

Karen Golden began telling stories at the dinner table at the age of three and playing the saxophone at eight. Today her table is the size of North America! USA today said, "Karen's mesmerizing stories marry age-old values with rollicking saxophone and amazing sound effects. You'll find the tunes, the tastes and the traditions of Jewish people from Eastern Europe to the Santa Monica Pier." Karen tells Jewish, multicultural, personal and family stories and has developed and presented over thirty commissioned works on the history of cities, organizations and people. Audiences from coast to coast have applauded her work as a performer, published author, teacher and recording artist.

Publications and Prizes

Performances:
California State University, Northridge (2008), Celebrating Jewish New Year, Skirball Museum and Cultural Center - Los Angeles, CA (2008), Nextbook Festival, UCLA - Los Angeles, CA (2008), The Life Of Maria Merian, Getty Center - Los Angeles, CA (2008)
Prizes:
In 2005 Karen’s CD"Tales And scales" received the prestigious National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Honor award. In 2006, her CD "Pass It On: A Journey Through The Jewish Holidays In Story And Song" won the Storytelling World Honor award for recording excellence and in 2007 this CD won the NAPPA Honor award. Karen is the recipient of numerous grants which have allowed her to bring her craft to schools, social service agencies and to youth-at-risk

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Where's My fifteen Minutes by Howard Bragman
Favorite Books:
I have too many to list. My favorite book is usually what I am reading now!

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: February 5, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Flint, MI
Raised in:
Flint, MI

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