For 26 successful years, the Book Festival of the MJCCA has provided our community with a literary extravaganza, featuring an exciting lineup of the year's most exceptional authors, celebrities, and influencers. Please join thousands of your fellow book lovers to listen, meet, and interact with your favorite authors in a variety of forums, including author meet-and-greets, book signings, a community read, panel discussions, and much more.
Schedule of Events
|Monday, October 29|
|»||7:30 pm||Prologue Event
* RONEN BERGMAN, Rise and Kill First
|Tuesday, October 30|
|»||7:30 pm||Opening Night
* TOM HANKS, Uncommon Type: Some Stories
|Saturday, November 3|
|»||8:15 pm||SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN, With Liberty and Justice
with his son
MATT LIEBERMAN, Lucius
|Sunday, November 4
|»||12:00 pm||REBECCA ERBELDING, Rescue Board
RICK RICHMAN, Racing Against History
|»||3:30 pm||IZZY EZAGUI, Disarmed
ZIV KOREN, Snapshot
|»||7:30 pm||MIKE LUCKOVICH, "A Very Stable Genius!"
|Monday, November 5|
|»||12:00 pm||DORIE GREENSPAN, Everyday Dorie
|»||7:30 pm||NORMAN EISEN, The Last Palace|
|Tuesday, November 6|
|»||12:00 pm||MIMI SWARTZ, Ticker
|»||7:30 pm||WILLIAM COUPON, Portraits
|Wednesday, November 7|
|»||12:00 pm||LAURIE BETH MORALES, Bulletproof|
|»||7:30 pm||ALLISON YARROW, 90s Bitch
EMMA GRAY, A Girl's Guide to Joining the Resistance
|Thursday, November 8|
|»||10:00 am||SUSAN STACHLER AND LAURA STACHLER, The Cookie Cure
SALLY MUNDELL, Packaging Good
RUBY MUNDELL, Kindness Come In
|»||12:30 pm||MARTIN FLETCHER, Promised Land
ANDREW GROSS, Button Man
|»||6:30 pm||Kristallnacht Commemoration at the Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden
|»||7:30 pm||MOHAMMED AL SAMAWI, The Fox Hunt
|Friday, November 9|
|»||12:00 pm||JASON SHEFFIELD, Son of a Bitch
JAMIE WEISMAN, We Are Gathered
|Saturday, November 10|
|»||8:00 pm||LIANE MORIARTY, Nine Perfect Strangers|
|Sunday, November 11|
|»||12:00 pm||DAWN RAFFEL, The Strange Case of Dr. Couney
EDITH SHEFFER, Asperger's Children
|»||3:30 pm||ANNA QUINDLEN, Alternate Side
|»||7:30 pm||Esther G. Levine Community Read
STUART EIZENSTAT, President Carter
|Monday, November 12|
|»||10:00 am||JACK BARSKY, Deep Undercover
|»||12:30 pm||JENNA BLUM, The Lost Family
|»||7:30 pm||MAIRA KALMAN AND ALEX KALMAN, Sara Berman's Closet|
|Tuesday, November 13|
|»||12:00 pm||CHLOE BENJAMIN, The Immortalists|
|»||7:30 pm||DAVID E. SANGER, The Perfect Weapon|
|Wednesday, November 14|
|»||12:00 pm||SUSIE ORMAN SCHNALL, The Subway Girls
KITTY ZELDIS, Not Our Kind
|»||7:30 pm||SALLY KOHN, The Opposite of Hate|
|Thursday, November 15|
|»||10:00 am||JOCELYN WURZBURG, Jocie|
|»||12:30 pm||RONALD BALSON, The Girl from Berlin
STEVEN HARTOV, The Soul of a Thief
|»||7:30 pm||MICHAEL COLES AND CATHERINE LEWIS, Time to Get Tough|
|Friday, November 16|
|»||12:00 pm||Kosher Lunch Served!
* MICHAEL SOLOMONOV AND STEVEN COOK, Israeli Soul
|Saturday, November 17|
|»||8:00 pm||JON MEACHAM, The Soul of America|
|Sunday, November 18|
|»||12:00 pm||KENNY LEON, Take You Wherever You Go|
|»||3:30 pm||STEVE ISRAEL, Big Guns|
|»||7:30 pm||The Eva & George Stern Lecture
PETER SAGAL, The Incomplete Book of Running
For more information, contact Pam Morton at 678.812.3981.
This project is supported by Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
The Book Festival of the MJCCA is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
We are a proud member of the Jewish Book Council.
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