‘Potato Peel Pie Society’ author to speak
Book events include Grateful Dead photos, Mandel festival
The Diane & Barry Wilen Jewish Book Festival at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center kicks off this month — with plans to pick up again in February — with three strong events. All events are at the Orlove Auditorium, David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. For information, call 954-434-0499, ext. 336, or visit dpjcc.org/ culturalarts.
David Lawrence, former newspaper publisher and a journalist for more than three decades, discusses his new book, “A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. A lifelong champion of children, Lawrence was instrumental in founding The Children’s Movement of Florida, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on education, health care and parental support in children’s early years. Cost is $30 for one ticket and one book; $36 for two tickets and one book.
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is delightful and impossible to put down, composed of letters written between the characters on the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation. Annie Barrows, co-author of this New York Times best-seller that became a Netflix film, discusses the novel at 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Tickets include presentation and light fare, $25 for general admission; $36 for reserved seating
The Grateful Dead lives forever thanks to rock ’n’ roll photographer Jay Blakesberg, who will present a 70-minute slideshow and share stories from his 40-year adventure photographing the band. “Between the Dark and Light: The Grateful Dead Photography of Jay Blakesberg” is a coffee table book archiving the band with more than 900 color and black and white photographs capturing the Grateful Dead experience. Blakesberg discusses his book at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Immediately following his presentation Blakesberg will have a sit-down conversation with Oteil Burbridge from the Allman Brothers Band and more recently Dead & Company. Blakesberg photographs and books will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers.
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