Monday, October 19, 2009

The Marcus Jewish Community Center Hosts The 18th Annual Book Festival

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is announcing the return of one of the South’s premiere cultural events, the 18th annual Book Festival of the MJCCA, November 10 – 22, 2009. A highlight of Atlanta's literary calendar, the Book Festival of the MJCCA presents dozens of the year's best and brightest authors in a variety of forums. Festival-goers will enjoy engaging speaker programs, author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions, The PJ Library Get Caught Reading Storytelling Festival, the annual Esther G. Levine Community Read, movie screenings, and more.

This year’s lineup features Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling authors, rising literary voices, television and film stars, humorists, journalists, historians, novelists, and scholars – just to name a few.

A sample of authors making an appearance at this year’s Book Festival includes:
Opening Night Keynote Speaker: noted scholar and author, Harold Kushner (November 10); New York Times bestselling author, A.J. Jacobs (November 11); stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series “L.A. Law,” Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry (November 14); star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Susie Essman (November 14); star of the hit movie, “Clueless,” and environmental activist, Alicia Silverstone (November 19); and Wall Street Journal columnist and bestselling author, Jeffrey Zaslow (November 22).

In honor of the Book Festival’s 18th anniversary, festival-goers are asked to bring new or gently used large print or audio books for donation to local assisted living facilities.

The majority of Book Festival events will be held at the MJCCA - Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Many programs are free.

PHOTO: Actress, author, and activist Alicia Silverstone is set to appear at the 18th annual Book Festival of the MJCCA where she will discuss her book, The Kind Diet.

For a schedule of author events, visit MJCCA.


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