Book Festival schedule and ticket information

Editor’s Note: Unless otherwise noted, events take place at the JCC Staenberg Family Complex, 2 MillstoneCampus Drive. 

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Sunday, Nov. 4

7 p.m.: Carrie Fisher (“Shockaholic”) in Conversation with KMOX’s Charles Brennan; $36 


Monday, Nov. 5

1 p.m.: Giuliano Hazan, “Hazan Family Favorites: Beloved Italian Recipes”; $15

7:30 p.m.: Peter Yarrow, “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”; $18


Tuesday, Nov. 6

10:30 a.m.: Missouri’s Own Program. Award-winning author and trial attorney Michael Kahn will moderate a panel discussion featuring authors Ellen Abramson (“Live To Dance”), Marc Elliot (“What Makes You Tic?”), Chuck Korr (“More Than Just A Game: Soccer Vs. Apartheid”); $15

1 p.m.: Fiction Panel: Ellen Futterman, Editor of the St. Louis Jewish Light, will moderate a discussion featuring authors Susan Isaacs (“The Goldberg Variations”) and Francesca Segal (“The Innocents”); $15


Wednesday, Nov. 7

10:30 a.m.: A.J. Jacobs, “Drop Dead Healthy”; $15

1 p.m.: Memoir Panel with Moderator: Dr. J.L. Kemp, Associate Professor Of Psychology, Mckendree University; Eve Keller,

“Two Rings: A Story Of Love And War”; Leslie Maitland, “Crossing The Borders Of Time”; Susan Resnick, “You Saved Me, Too”; $15

7:30 p.m.: Community Kristallnacht Program with Caroline Stoessinger, “A Century Of Wisdom: The World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor.” Special guests: Noemi Karpati Neidorff & Dr. Robert E. Lefton, “Walking In The Shadow Of Tyranny”; Musical performance and presentation; $10 



Thursday- Nov. 8

10:30 a.m.: Michael Bar-Zohar, “Mossad”; $15 

6 p.m.: Special event activities at Neiman Marcus Plaza Frontenac, with 7 p.m. Presentation by Rachelle Bergstein, “Women From The Ankle Down”; $20 

Friday- Nov. 9

R. L. Stine Day Adult & Children’s Presentations. Author of the “Goosebumps” and “Fear Street” series—and the new adult thriller “Red Rain”— will be featured In two festival presentations:

10:30 a.m.: “Goosebumps”; $10

1 p.m.: “Red Rain”; $15 


Sunday-Nov. 11

7 p.m.: Concert Event, “Beethoven, Bach & The Beatles,” A Magical, Musical Evening Featuring St. Louis Symphony Concertmaster David Halen, musicians from the symphony

and Beatles band Flaming Pie; Concert at Washington University’s 560 Music Center on Trinity Place in the Delmar Loop (the former Shaare Emeth building); $20 


Monday- Nov. 12

1 p.m. : Anne-Marie O’connor, “The Lady In Gold”; Special Guest: Lisa Easton Silverberg, Docent, St. Louis Art Museum; $15

7:30 p.m.: The Big Jewish Community Read is  featuring Nathan Englander’s  “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” in an on-stage interview with Ezra Glinter, Deputy Arts Editor, The Jewish Daily Forward; $15 


Tuesday, Nov. 13

10:30 a.m.: David Misch, “Funny”; $15

1 p.m.: Lynn Sherr, “Swim”;

7:30 p.m.: Len Berman, “Greatest Moments In Sports”; $18 


Wednesday-Nov. 14

1 p.m.: Jesse Kellerman, “Potboiler”; $15

7:30 p.m. : Mom’s Night Out; Alicia Ybarbo & Mary Ann Zoellner, “Sh*Tty Mom: Parenting Guide for the Rest Of Us”; $18 



Thursday- Nov. 15

Noon and 1 p.m.: Lunch & Learn with Dr. Ruth at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. presentation from Dr. Ruth Westheimer, author of “Dr. Ruth’s Guide For The Alzheimer’s Caregiver: How to Care For Your Loved one Without Getting Overwhelmed”; $26 for  luncheon, book and presentation; $18 Presentation Only; Reservations required for the program by Nov. 9.

7:30 p.m.: Michael Bolton, “The Soul Of It All”; $18.