The Tampa Jewish Community Center's 2010 Jewish Book Festival will present seven authors over 12 days, including etiquette adviser Judith Martin, whose "Miss Manners" column appears in the St. Petersburg Times.
Reservations are highly recommended. For tickets, call (813) 769-4725 or go to jewishtampa.com.
Playwright and actor Jake Ehrenreich will discuss and sign his memoir, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa. Tickets: $10.
Olga Gershenson, associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, will discuss her book Missing Pieces: Soviet Holocaust Films at noon Friday at the University of South Florida Library, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. This event is free.
Journalist Mark Jacobson will discuss his nonfiction book The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans (see review, left) at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Jewish Community Center. Tickets are $3.
Journalist and NPR commentator David Kushner will discuss his book Levittown: Two Families, One Tycoon, and the Fight for Civil Rights in America's Legendary Suburb at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. Tickets are $3.
Journalist Carey Goldberg will discuss her memoir, Three Wishes: A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Hillel School of Tampa, 2020 W Fletcher Ave., with reception after at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W Fletcher Ave., Tampa. Tickets: $3.
"Miss Manners" columnist Judith Martin will discuss her latest book, Miss Manners' Guide to a Surprisingly Dignified Wedding, at a brunch at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom. Tickets: $20.
Journalist Peter Lovenheim will discuss his memoir, In The Neighborhood: The Search for Community on an American Street, One Sleepover at a Time, the festival's community read, at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Westin Hotel, 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. Tickets are $3.