St. Louis Jewish Book Festival complete schedule

Sun, Nov. 6 

Alan Arkin, “An Improvised Life: A Memoir”; 7 p.m.; $36;

Live, on-stage interview with KMOX NewsTalk Radio’s Charles Brennan.


Mon, Nov. 7

Steve & Cokie Roberts, “Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families”; 10:30am; $15

Ariel Sabar, “Heart Of The City: Nine Stories Of Love & Serendipity On The Streets Of New York”;1 p.m. ; $15

Gilad Sharon, “Sharon: The Life of a Leader”; 7:30p.m.            $15


Tues., Nov. 8

Lisa Bloom, “Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World”; 10:30 a.m.; $18

Light breakfast refreshments        

Alick Isaacs, “A Prophetic Peace: Judaism, Religion & Politics”; 1 p.m. ; $15

Community Kristallnacht Program: Hannie J. Voyles, “Storming The Tulips”; 7:30p.m.; $6 

All ages welcome.

Wed., Nov. 9

Randy Susan Meyers, “The Murderer’s Daughters” & Alyson Richman, “The Lost Wife”; 10:30am; $15  

Fiction panel; Moderator: Ellen Futterman / Editor, St. Louis Jewish Light

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, “I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey On The Road To Peace And Human Dignity”; 7:30 p.m.; $15

Thurs, Nov. 10

Bob Gruen, “Rock Seen” & Joel Dovev, “Crap At My Parents’ House”; 7 p.m.; $18

Special event – Rock & roll retro nite

Fri, Nov. 11

Dr. Arthur Agatston, “The South Beach Wake Up Call”; 9 a.m.; $18

Light Breakfast Refreshments        

Missouri’s Own Program: Jon Harris & Ari Axelbaum, “The Wisejack  Man’s Cookbook,” Ellie S. Grossman, “The Mishegas Of Motherhood” & Charlene Bry, “Ladue Found”; 1 p.m.; $15 

Moderator: Michael Kahn, Award-Winning Author & Trial Attorney (The Brickhouse Law Group)

Sun, Nov. 13

Rabbi Jamie Korngold, “The God Upgrade”; 9:30 a.m. light breakfast refreshments / 10 a.m. author presentation; $6

The Big Jewish Community Read

 Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Event; at the 560 Music Center in the Delmar Loop -formerly Shaare Emeth; 7 p.m.;  $20 

Mon, Nov. 14

Molly Birnbaum, “Season To Taste: How I Lost My Sense Of Smell And Found My Way” & Rabbi Andrea Myers,”The Choosing: A Rabbi’s Journey From Silent Nights To High Holy Days”; 10:30 a.m.; $15     

Memoir Panel;  Moderator: Shannon Harting, Msw/Lcsw, Clinical Supervisor, Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Steve Sem-Sandberg, “The Emperor Of Lies” 1 p.m.; $15

Shawn Green, “The Way Of Baseball: Finding Stillness At 95 Mph”; 7:30 p.m.;   $18

In a live, on-stage interview with new york baseball digest and  sportswriter Howard Megdal, author of the new book,  “Taking The Field: A Fan’s Quest To Run The Team He Loves.”

Tues., Nov. 15

Julie Salamon,”Wendy & The Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life Of Wendy Wasserstein”; 10:30 a.m.; $15

Myla Goldberg, “The False Friend”; 1 p.m.; $15

Willia.M.Cohan, “Money & Power” ; 7:30 p.m. ; $15

Wed, Nov. 16

Martin Fletcher, “The List”;10:30 a.m.; $15

In A Live, On-Stage Interview With Newschannel 5 Anchor Mike Bush.

David Javerbaum, “The Last Testament: A Memoir By God With David Javerbaum”; 7:30 p.m.; $15

Additional Author Events:

Included Free On Series Plus Tickets

Thurs, Oct. 27

Ellen Schreiber, “Once In A Full Moon”; 6 p.m. Activities / 7 p.m. Author  Presentation; $6

Teen Event @ Macy’s West County Center

Thurs, November 17

Jeremy Cowan, “Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah: How It Took 13 Years, Extreme Jewish Brewing And Circus Sideshow Freaks To Make Schmaltz Brewing Company An International Success”; 7:30 p.m.;  $13 

Beer tasting!

Thurs, December 15

Kevin Sorbo, “True Strength: My Journey From Hercules

To Mere Mortal And How Nearly Dying Saved My Life”;7:30 p.m.; $15

Sun, January 22, 2012 

Jeffrey Zaslow, “The Magic Room: A Story About The Love We Wish For Our Daughters”;1:30 p.m.; $15

 In Partnership With Plaza Frontenac And Town & Country Bride (at Plaza Frontenac).