Thursday, October 22, 2015

Local Author Fair Coming to the Jewish Literary Festival at the Washington DCJCC

From our friends at the Jewish Literary Festival...

Local Author Fair Participants Announced for 2015 Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

Seventeen writers selected for local author showcase on Tuesday, October 27

The Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will feature 17 talented writers at its fourth annual Local Author Fair, to be held Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 PM. The selected authors will each make three-minute presentations about their books and then participate in a meet-and-greet with DC-area readers and writers to sign and sell their books at a reception.

“Washington is brimming with talented and ambitious authors,” said Carole R. Zawatsky, CEO of the Washington DCJCC. “The Local Author Fair gives writers a chance to share their work and hopefully find a new audience. This year, we are featuring an exciting group of writers working in a variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, memoir and cookbooks.”

This year, the fair has many highlights, including Washington, DC resident and POLITICO correspondent Arthur Allen, who will present his non-fiction book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis. Marione Ingram will share her memoir, Hands of Peace, A Holocaust Survivor’s Fight for Civil Rights in the American South, which tracks her experiences from the Holocaust and post-war Germany to Washington, D.C. and Mississippi. Georgetown University Professor Ori Z. Soltes, of Bethesda, will present his book Jews on Trial: From Jesus to Jonathan Pollard. Susan Orlins will present a book that she co-authored, Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of New Orleans. Paul Steinberg, M.D. will recount his battle with metastatic prostate cancer in A Salamander’s Tale.

The Local Author Fair is co-sponsored by the Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation, with additional support from the Writer’s Center and the Johns Hopkins Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Program in Jewish Studies.

The Fair will feature the following titles and local authors:

The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl by Arthur Allen
Card Game by David Bulitt
Out of Jordan: A Sabra in the Peace Corps Tells Her Story by Dalya Cohen-Mor
Anna & Elizabeth: A Novel by Sophie Cook
Return To Zion: The History of Modern Israel by Eric Gartman
Mintwood Place by Bob Gilbert
Father, Son, Stone by Allan H. Goodman
Exiles in Sepharad:  The Jewish Millennium in Spain by Jeffrey Gorsky
• The Beauty of What Remains by Susan Johnson Hadler
• The Hands of Peace, A Holocaust Survivor's Fight for Civil Rights in the American South by Marione Ingram
• Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel by Joshua Muravchik
• Still Standing: How an Ex-Con Found Salvation in the Floodwaters of New Orleans by Susan Orlins
• Our Crime Was Being Jewish by Anthony Pitch
• The Desert by Albert Memmitranslated by Judith Roumani
• The New Passover Menu by Paula Shoyer
• Jews on Trial: From Jesus to Jonathan Pollard by Ori Z. Soltes
A Salamander's Tale: My Story of Regeneration - Surviving 30 Years with Prostate Cancer by Paul Steinberg, M.D.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7:30 - 9PM

WHERE: Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

COST: Free

TICKETS: Click here

The Washington DCJCC works to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational and educational programs and services. The DCJCC is committed to welcoming everyone in the community; membership and all activities are open to all. The DCJCC is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and a designated agency of the United Way.