Multiple chances to see Mizrahi, Patterson
Isaac Mizrahi is an iconic fashion designer, a TV celebrity and a judge on “Project Runway All Stars.” He also is an author whose “I.M.: A Memoir” is a candid look at his career, fashion vision and his battle with depression, weight and insomnia.
Readers and fans will have three chances to hear Mizrahi during March. A Sip, Nosh & Shop with Isaac Mizrahi begins at
7:30 p.m. March 12 in the Orlove Auditorium, David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. The boutique starts at 6 p.m. with housewares, jewelry, clothing and handbags from local vendors and businesses. General admission is $36 and includes a light nosh, drinks and a seat at the author presentation. VIP admission is $75 and includes a light nosh, drinks, a meet-and-greet with Mizrahi, reserved seat for presentation and one copy of Mizrahi’s book. His presentation is part of the Diane & Barry Wilen Jewish Book Festival. For tickets and information call 954-434-0499, ext. 336; visit dpjcc.org/ culturalarts. For this event, the Posnack Center is asking attendees to bring wrapped packages of underwear for women and children.
“An Afternoon Tea with Twist” features Mizrahi in conversation with Jackie Nespral, WTVJ-Ch. 6 news anchor, at 2 p.m. March 12 at the Robert Russell Theater, Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Miami, 305-271-9000, alperjcc.org. Admission is
$36 and includes author presentation and refreshments; VIP tickets are $75 with preferred seating, book and photo op.
A VIP reception begins at 10 a.m. followed by a presentation by Mizrahi on March 13 at the Sandler Center theater at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, 9801 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-558-2520 or
What’s Your Story?
“Tell Your Story. It’s Your Write!” is a free day of panels, workshops and discussions for the “literary growth” of writers and readers from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 9 at the North Regional/BC Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, 954-201-2601. For more information, call 954-201-2657.
Palm Beach Book Festival
The Palm Beach Book Festival is a one-day event that jam packs an array of authors, panels, and discussions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 at Florida Atlantic University’s University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Panel authors include Tayari Jones, Idra Novey, Susan Orlean, James Patterson, Ben Fountain, Ben Bradlee Jr. and Mitch Albom. Tickets for the full day are $85; visit fauevents.com or call
561-297-2595. Individual author tickets also will be available. Free parking is included with admission, and lunch will be for sale. FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters is the host of the fifth annual festival.
Patterson to receive ‘Icon’ award
James Patterson's hundreds of adult and children’s books have made him one of the world’s bestselling authors and have put him near the top of Forbes list of wealthiest authors. He also has made it a habit to give more than 3 million books to school children and the military, donate more than $70 million to support education, and he also has endowed more than 5,000 college scholarships for teachers. He also gives grants to bookstores and libraries. You could call Patterson an American icon as does the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. The foundation will present its Joe DiMaggio American Icon Award to James Patterson beginning at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at the Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. The sixth annual award is given to those “who represent the values for which the iconic Joe DiMaggio stood and whose contributions have influenced American society,” according to the foundation. Tickets for the hospital’s fundraiser are $250 per person; call 954-265-3454. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric hospital serving Broward, Palm Beach, and northern Miami-Dade counties.
Bradshaw continues speakers’ series
Terry Bradshaw, NFL legend and co-host and analyst of “FOX NFL Sunday,” brings his colorful style and large personality in a discussion with Sun Sentinel sports writer Dave Hyde at 7:30 p.m. March 11 as part of the 2019 Broward College Speaker Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theatre, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets prices are $80 and can be purchased at BrowardCollegeSpeakerSeries.com. Bradshaw will talk about “Why Not Your Best?” as he and Hyde will the power of positive thinking as well as sacrifice, competition and adversity. Bradshaw also is an author with three best-selling memoirs—“No Easy Game”, “Looking Deep” and “It’s Only A Game and Keep It Simple.” Bradshaw also is a television and film actor and gospel singer with three hit albums. The speakers’ series concludes with award-winning actor and bestselling author Hill Harper on April 24.
University Women scholarship luncheon
Micki Browning, author of the Mer Cavallo mystery series set in the Florida Keys, will be the guest author beginning at 11:30 a.m. March 9 at the American Association of University Women Pompano Beach Branch annual scholarship luncheon at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club; 2701 NE 42nd St., Lighthouse Point. Browning’s debut novel “Adrift” won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence and the Royal Palm Literary Award. Cost is $50 with reservations required. For information call 954-570-5423 or email pom[email protected]hoo.com.
Open mic poetry reading
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s “Bards of a Feather,” a free open-mic poetry reading, begins at 1 p.m. March 6 at the Green Cay Wetlands, Community Room, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, 561-966-7000. Participants should bring up to four poems, original or not, to share with the group. Nonpoets are welcome.