Mul­ti­ple chances to see Mizrahi, Pat­ter­son

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Books - By Oline Cogdill Sun Sen­tinel Cor­re­spon­dent Dead­line for April Lo­cal Books is March 20; email [email protected]

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

561-852-3200, lev­isjcc.org.

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

561-297-6124 or

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.

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