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Author Events

Our book talks showcase leading authors and popular personalities. Attendees have the opportunity to hear, meet and discuss ideas with best-selling authors. Each event is a unique and memorable experience.

We are presenting both in-person events in our theatre, and remote programs, some in partnership with other JCC's. This year's lineup is particularly strong. Be inspired and entertained.

Smiling Mature Woman in Formal wear Holding a Book

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”

Anna Quindlen in How Reading Changed My Life

Upcoming Events

Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes
Peabody Award-winning writer and producer, Ira Rosen who scaled the heights of TV journalism, breaking some of the most important stories, gives his account of his decades at America’s most iconic news show. Take an off the record look at the show’s legendary correspondents and the stories that made them.*
Thursday, Oct 14, 10:45 am, $20/$25

Unstoppable: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey From Auschwitz Survivor to Wall Street Legend
Renowned Holocaust scholar and filmmaker Joshua Greene tells us the ultimate immigrant story of Siggi Wilzig who was liberated from Mauthausen and came to America where he started selling neckties from the back of his car and in a little over decade rose to CEO of an oil company and a bank with assets over $4 billion.*
Thursday, Nov 11, 1 pm, $20/$25

*Co-sponsored with the James H Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Month Endowment Fund

David Grossman: Three Generations of Women and a Secret that Needs to be Told (virtual)
Join internationally best-selling and award-winning author David Grossman for a conversation about his latest book, a novel, More Than I Love My Life.

This event is brought to you by the Jewish Book Council and is free. You must register through the link above.
Wednesday, Oct 20, 12:30 pm, FREE

Meet Zibby Owens!
NYC Mother of 4, author and biggest voice in contemporary literature, Zibby Owens chats you up at our JCC!
Zibby Owens is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. Zibby, named “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” by New York Magazine’s Vulture, conducts warm, inquisitive conversations with authors, making her show a top literary podcast as selected by in 2019 and 2020.
Thursday, Nov 4, 7:30 pm, $18 ticket includes Zibby’s latest anthology Moms Don’t Have Time to Have Kids


Celebrity Authors in Your Living Room (virtual)

In partnership with JCCs across the country
Political and cultural icons talk to you from their living rooms while you’re home in yours.

Note: These events are presented through the JCC Atlanta. Register at the links provided above.

Dorie Greenspan: Baking with Dorie: Sweet Salty and Simple
Tuesday, Nov 9, 8 pm

Alice Hoffman: The Book of Magic: A Novel
Monday, Nov 15, 8 pm


Author Judy Batalion: The Light of Days (virtual)
In commemoration of Kristallnacht, a group of JCC’s from around the country are partnering to bring you a special event featuring author Judy Batalion and a discussion of her book The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. Hear about the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who helped weaponize Poland’s Jewish youth groups to resist the Nazis. 
Sunday, Nov 14, 8 pm, $10/$12

Special Event! Alan Zweibel presents Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier
Comedy writer Alan Zweibel regales us with stories about his career penning the classic material of comedy superstars Gilda Radner, John Belushi, and Gary Shandling. An original SNL writer hired by Lorne Michaels, Zweibel has won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild of America awards. He also collaborated with Billy Crystal on the Tony Award-winning Broadway Play 700 Sundays and won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his novel The Other Shulman.
Join us for an hour of big fun. You’ll leave with a smile and a book.
Thursday, Nov 18, 11 am, $20/$25 includes book