Fay Webern

Author of The Button Thief of East 14th Street

Fay Reads (videos)

Video series of author Fay Webern’s charming and passionate chapter readings from The Button Thief of East 14th Street.  This studio series was produced and conceived by Peg Tassey, and filmed and edited by Laura Fillbach at ORCA Media in Montepelier, Vermont.

Also included: Fay’s stunning live reading at The Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington.  Arranged and introduced by Peg Tassey,  this rare public reading was broadcast on television by the Center for Media & Democracy.

Ch. 9 J-O-E spells Joey – read by Fay Webern

Fay Webern reads “J-O-E spells Joey,” Chapter 9 of The Button Thief of East 14th Street.

(Credits: Produced by Peg Tassey, filmed & edited by Laura Fillbach at ORCA Media in Montpelier, VT.)

Ch. 12 The Election Night Fire of 1932 – read by Fay Webern

Fay Webern reads “The Election Night Fire of 1932,” Chapter 12 of The Button Thief of East 14th Street.

(Credits: Produced by Peg Tassey, filmed & edited by Laura Fillbach at ORCA Media in Montpelier, VT.)

Ch. 13 The Pretzel Lady at Union Square – read by Fay Webern

Fay Webern reads “The Pretzel Lady at Union Square,” Chapter 13 of The Button Thief of East 14th Street.

(Credits: Produced by Peg Tassey, filmed & edited by Laura Fillbach at ORCA Media in Montpelier, VT.)

Ch. 14 The Dropped Wallet – read by Fay Webern

Fay Webern reads “The Dropped Wallet,” Chapter 14 of The Button Thief of East 14th Street.

(Credits: Produced by Peg Tassey, filmed & edited by Laura Fillbach at ORCA Media in Montpelier, VT.)

Fay Webern reads live at Burlington’s Light Club Lamp Shop

Fay Webern reads chapters from The Button Thief of East 14th Street at Burlington’s famous venue The Light Club Lamp Shop. This remarkable public reading was filmed and edited by Meghan O’Rourke, and moderated by Peg Tassey. This reading was broadcast multiple times on television by the Center for Media & Democracy.

Ch. 15 Smelly Feet – read by Fay Webern

Fay Webern reads “Smelly Feet,” Chapter 15 of The Button Thief of East 14th Street.

(Credits: Produced by Peg Tassey, filmed & edited by Laura Fillbach at ORCA Media in Montpelier, VT.)

Ch. 16 The Snow-Shoveling Fight – read by Fay Webern

Fay Webern reads “The Snow-Shoveling Fight,” Chapter 16 of The Button Thief of East 14th Street.

(Credits: Produced by Peg Tassey, filmed & edited by Laura Fillbach at ORCA Media in Montpelier, VT.)

Fay Webern Interviewed for The Wexler Oral History Project at The Yiddish Book Center (video)

Fay Webern’s in-depth interview for the Wexler Oral History Project is now available. Diane Clarke conducted this fascinating interview with Fay on June 14, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA.

The Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project has recorded more than 500 in-depth video interviews that provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience and the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture.

Fay is deeply honored to be included in this important historical archive.