MJCCA Book Festival returns Nov. 1-18
What do Goosebumps, Alex Cross, Pretty in Pink and Taxi have in common?
They are making appearances (or their creators/stars are) in Atlanta for the 21st annual Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center (MJCCA) from Nov.1-18.
While Goosebumps author R.L. Stine and Alex Cross originator James Patterson are part of an October preview, the list of stars reading in November includes bestselling writers Emily Giffin, author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong, and Jonathan Tropper, author of This is Where I Leave You.
Travel writer Andrew McCarthy – you might know him better as teen star of Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire – is on the schedule for Nov. 3. He will be speaking about his new book, The Longest Way Home. The former 80s actor is now an editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. On Nov. 17, Who’s the Boss and Taxi star Tony Danza will also be speaking on his book, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High.
Check out this star-studded literary festival. Prices range from $10 to $30 per event, but an all-access pass can be purchased for $110, with discounts available for members of the MJCCA and students.
For a full schedule of events and locations, or to buy tickets, visit atlantajcc.org.