Jewish Literary Festival Closes Tonight at JCC

by October 29, 2011 at 10:59 am 1,360 0

"The Arrogant Years," Lucette Lagnado, DC Jewish Community Center, Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

Wednesday night’s closing session is with Lucette Lagnado, author of “The Arrogant Years.” (Image courtesy DCJCC)

The 13th Annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival closes Wednesday, November 2. The festival has been at the D.C. Jewish Community Center‘s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, 16th and Q Streets NW.

The works selected for this year’s Festival included an array of emerging and established authors with roots as near as DC and New York City, and as far as Germany and Egypt. Themes covered during the Festival are equally diverse, and include books on politics, sports, history, fiction and much more.

Missed some the earlier events? Book trailers, podcasts and videos are available online as are Festival images.

You can purchase tickets online or by calling 202-777-3251. Same-day tickets, based on availability may be purchased 30 minutes before the event.

Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 pm

Closing Night with Reception: Lucette Lagnado, The Arrogant Years (tickets $20, discounted $15): “The author of the award-winning The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit–hailed by the New York Times book review as a “crushing, brilliant book”–returns with an extraordinary follow-up memoir that focuses on her mother Edith’s experiences in Cairo and America and the author’s relationship with her mother. Adding new layers to her Egyptian-Jewish family’s story, Lagnado offers an inverted look at the “American Dream.” Reception to follow.


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