As part of the Washington D.C. Jewish Literary Festival, novelists Mary Morris (The Jazz Palace), Jami Attenberg (Saint Mazie), and Jessamyn Hope (Safekeeping) will come together for a thought-provoking panel dubbed Intrepid Time Travelers. They’ll take book lovers on journeys through space and time, and reflect on their experiences as writers in the 21st century. Attenberg is the author of five fiction books, including The New York Times best-seller The Middlesteins. Her fiction and essays have been widely anthologized, and she’s contributed to Salon, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and numerous other publications. Morris is best known for her trilogy of travel memoirs. In her five novels, she writes of family, its difficulties and disappointments, its iron grip and necessity, and ultimately the comfort family can bring. Hope is the author of the newly-released novel Safekeeping, which was listed as a recommended read for 2015 by The Boston Globe and charted at number two on BuzzFeed’s “53 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down.” When these critically-praised writers sit down with author Michelle Brafman at the Washington DCJCC, they’ll discuss the common themes of their celebrated new works.