This year's JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival is set to take place from Sunday, November 8, through Sunday, November 22, with a theme of "What Are You Reading?" Authors who will attend the festival include Martin Fletcher, Jane Yolen, Nomi Eve, and Dani Klein Modisett. All events will take place at the Jewish Community Center (1200 Edgewood Avenue) unless otherwise specified. Some highlights of the many events follow:
On opening day, Sunday, award-winning author Jane Yolen will present a program for young readers, reading from her book "The Devil's Arithmetic" at 10 a.m. in the JCC Hart Theatre. At 7 p.m., an opening night party and dessert reception with special NBC News and PBS correspondent, Martin Fletcher, will take place in the Hart Theatre.
On Wednesday, November 11, at 6 p.m., the "Beer, Books, and Rock 'n' Roll" program will present a concert with Steve Katz, who will also share excerpts from his new book, "Blood, Sweat, and My Rock 'n' Roll Years." This event takes place at Irondequoit Country Club (4045 East Avenue).
And on Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m., Dani Klein Modisett will host "Take My Spouse, Please: How to Keep Your Marriage Happy, Healthy, and Thriving by Following the Rules of Comedy." This event will take place in the JCC Hart Theatre.
Tickets for individual events, the full schedule of events, and more information are available by calling 461-2000 or by visiting rjbf.org. Additional related programs will take place in December, February, and March.