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Northern Virginia j.talks

The annual Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival has morphed into an ongoing series of j.talks, conversations with authors and artists. Join us throughout the year for hard truths and inspiring stories, Jewish values, and living history — along with food, fiction and funny!

The J is a member of the Jewish Book Council. Most author programs are scheduled through the JBC. The J hosts a local author event each fall, where local authors can sell their books and/or participate in the "speed-dating" event. 

Host an Author
When authors visit, we provide funds for their travel, housing and per diem. Please consider “hosting” an author with a donation of $360, which will include a signed copy of your author’s book, four tickets to the author event, and recognition at the author event.


2015-2016 Authors and Programs. Details will be announced August 11.

Fall for the Book host site
Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett Carolina Israelite: How Harry Golden Made Us Care About Jews, the South, and Civil Rights | Wednesday, September 30, 7:30pm 

Book Fest 2015
Thursday, October 29 thru Tuesday, November 10

Annual New Book Sale: Hundreds of titles — from new releases to the tried and true, fact to fiction, history to mystery, cookbooks to holiday books — we’ll have it all!

Book Fest Opening Night
Elyssa Friedland | Love and Miss Communication | Thursday, October 29, 7:30pm

Jennifer Rosner | The Mitten String | Sunday, November 1, 2pm

j. talks Local Author Event | Wednesday, November 4, 7pm
Event Location: One More Page Books, Arlington
Applications will be available in early September.

Dion Nissenbaum | A Street Divided: Stories from Jerusalem's Alley of God | Sunday, November 8, 7pm

Book Fest Closing Night
William V. Madison | Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life | Tuesday, November 10, 7:30pm

Character Breakfast with the Berenstain Bears | Sunday, November 15, 9:30am
Co-sponsored with Gesher Jewish Day School and in partnership with JCCNV Growing Jewish Families and PJ Library®

In partnership with J’s Our World Today and in the Future
Gil Troy | The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s | Monday, November 16, 12:15pm

In partnership with J’s Adult Services program
Stanley Meisler | Shocking Paris – Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse | Thursday, November 19, Noon

A Performing Arts Series Event
Leil Leibovitz | A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption and the Life of Leonard Cohen | Saturday, December 5, 8pm

Additional author events in Winter/Spring 2016 will be announced in the fall.

Dan Kirsch, Cultural Arts Director | 703.537.3075 |

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