LitFest Update ’09: Check out what you may have missed, and don’t miss another moment!


In case you missed it, we’ve been pretty busy with Lit Fest.  So busy that I don’t even have time to type out the full name of the Festival, as we are expecting a full theater of 250 individuals tonight for Melvin Urofsky’s lecture on his new biography Louis D. Brandeis: A Life. Yes, a full-house. For a book.

Lucky for you, we have partnered with WETA’s The Book Studio to bring you a little taste of the types of characters who appear during our Festival. Binnie Kirshenbaum and Jonathon Keats appear in this panel (as they appeared in our own panel on 10/22), but WETA also snagged Shana Liebman, the editor of Sex, Drugs & Gefilte Fish: The Heeb Storytelling Collection (our ‘young professionals’ program) to participate in a panel interview and discussion about Jewish books and Jewish stories. Oh, and in case you also missed this fact: The Heeb book wasn’t due out in stores until TODAY, but our event was last Wednesday, where we had the book available for sale. Take that fancy big chain and/or funky independent book stores!

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So don’t miss another moment of the Literary Festival; there are only 2 nights left! Tomorrow (Tuesday) the lovely Dara Horn will take us on a journey back in time to Jewish life (and a spy story!) during the Civil War. And the Gerald L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture on Wednesday night features local legend and globally renowned historian Howard M. Sachar. Act now for half price tickets to Professor Sachar’s lecture!

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