2017 St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Schedule

Editor’s Note: Unless otherwise noted, events take place at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. Visit stljewishbookfestival.org or call 314-442-3299 to verify author event details. 


Order tickets online, see full schedule and updates and find out about other author events scheduled during the year:  stljewishbookfestival.org

How much: Ticket prices for individual festival events range from free to $45; attendees can purchase a premier pass for $99, providing access to all festival events.

Ticket hotline: 314-442-3299


Sunday, Nov. 5 

7 p.m.: Keynote Conversation with former Sen. Barbara Boxer

Monday, Nov. 6 

10:30 a.m.: Missouri’s Own panel with authors Leonard Adreon, Joel Goldstein and Rabbi Jeffrey Stiffman

1 p.m.: Laurie Gelman (the originally scheduled event with Ellen Stern was canceled)

7 p.m.: Sports Night with authors Ron Kaplan, John Florio and Ouisie Shapiro

Tuesday, Nov. 7 

10:30 a.m.: Lisa Smartt

1 p.m.: Adam Piore

7 p.m.: Comedy Night with Sarge

Wednesday, Nov. 8 

1 p.m.: Alexandra Silber

6:30 p.m.: Special Women’s Event with Leslie Bennetts. (reception and fashion show at 6:30, and author at 7:30). RSVP required by Nov. 1.

Thursday, Nov. 9 

10:30 a.m.: Steven J. Ross

1 p.m.: Sidney Blumenthal

7 p.m.: Kristallnacht program with Dina Gold

Friday, Nov. 10 

10:30 a.m.: Yael Shy

1 p.m.: Peter Gethers

Saturday, Nov. 11 

7 p.m.: TV Time with Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz

Sunday, Nov. 12 

7 p.m.: Jewish Justices with David G. Dalin

Monday, Nov. 13 

10:30 a.m.: Michael Bornstein and   Debbie Bornstein Holinstat

1 p.m.: Michael Bar-Zohar

7 p.m.: Michael Roizen

Tuesday, Nov. 14 

10:30 a.m.: Sherry Amatenstein

1p.m.: Howard Markel

Wednesday, Nov. 15 

10:30 a.m.: Ellen Umansky

1 p.m.: Marilyn S. Rothstein

7 p.m.: Martin Fletcher

Thursday, Nov. 16 

1 p.m.: Jason Fagone

7 p.m.: Mel Goodman

Friday, Nov. 17 

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Game Day: Mah jongg, Bridge, Scrabble and other games. 

Saturday, Nov. 18 

7 p.m.: Jeff Rossen

Sunday, Nov. 19 

1:30 p.m.:  St. Louis Ballet program at the Touhill Performing Arts Center’s Lee Theater