Thanks to Lora Sommer of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta for passing along the following information:
The author's lineup for the 22nd edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA has been announced, and it contains more than 40 authors.
The event runs from Nov. 2-17 and features authors, celebrities, and influencers.
Among the noted authors include Alan Dershowitz, Scott Turow, Jeffrey Toobin, Chris Matthews and Pat Conroy.
More than 10,000 visitors will enjoy engaging speaker programs, author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions, The Family Reading Festival and more.
Most events will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.
A prologue will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24, and features author Brad Meltzer, who will speak about his HISTORY Network program, "History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time."
Book Festival Co-Chair Marcy Bass said, “Each year, we are thrilled to offer exciting, unique book programs, as well as current books of Jewish interest. Our programs bring authors from around the world and make them accessible to their readers.”
For more, click the full schedule of events and authors, who are listed in order of appearance.
Here are more details on how to order and purchase tickets.
The book festival also will include a social action project: PROJECT Give presents "Amy's Holiday Party."
Participants are asked to drop off new, wrapped toys off at the MJCCA’s front desk by Nov. 18. Gift price range: $10-$14.
Suggested donations: dolls, sporting goods, games, makeup kits, trucks, and cars.
Please, NO battery-operated gifts or toy weapons. For more information, call 678-812-3984.
Teens can volunteer for the Dec. 8 party at www.cccprojects.org.
Your good deed, or mitzvah, will make a difference in the lives of so many.