The Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair kicks off on October 27th bringing some of today’s best authors to the Cities: from well-known seasoned writers to up-and-comingers, fresh on the scene. TC Jewfolk has your chance to win one of two People of the Book passes – good for admission to most Book Fair events.
This isn’t your typical school book fair with Clifford the Big Red Dog – The Saint Paul JCC, along with The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and some generous underwriting by the George Kaplan Memorial Foundation bring great authors into town.This is the 29th year of the Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair and these 8 authors (+2 more this coming spring) join the more than 250 Jewish authors who have come to the Twin Cities to speak about their books at this event over the last several decades.
Tickets are reasonably priced at $6-$15/event (making for an affordable night out) but we’ve got your hookup for an [almost]all-access pass.
Win a “People of the Book” Pass to the Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair
TC Jewfolk has two “People of the Book” passes to give away to two of our lucky readers, compliments of the book fair. To win, enter between now and 5pm on Friday, October 15th, by answering this question in the comments below: Who is your favorite Jewish book character (real or fictional) and why? We’ll draw two winners randomly. One entry per person. [For the record: I can’t win. But if I could enter, I’d go with Greg Levey of Shut Up, I’m Talking fame. He admitted publicly that he tried Israeli “tequila.” I’ve tried it too, but I would never admit it out loud…]
2010 Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair Highlights
To see the complete list of visiting authors, click here. Here are the authors (and books) that you can’t miss.
“Conquering Fear: Living Boldly in an Uncertain World”
Reception and Keynote Address with Rabbi Harold Kushner | October 27, 7 p.m.
The kick-off reception and keynote address to the 2010 Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair. Rabbi Harold Kushner will present his 12th book, Conquering Fear, and discuss living boldly and with faith in uncertain times.
Greg Levey, “How to Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months of Less Without Leaving Your Apartment”
The Lighter Side of Israeli Politics | November 4, 7 p.m.
In his hilarious personal accounts, Levey describes the bizarre circumstances in which, at the tender age of 25, he ended up serving as the Israeli government’s speechwriter and one of its delegates at the United Nations, and then went on as senior foreign communications coordinator and English speechwriter for Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert. His first book Shut Up, I’m Talking: And Other Diplomacy Lessons I Learned in the Israeli Government is also required reading.
Sue Fishkoff, “Kosher Nation: Why More and More of America’s Food Answers to a Higher Authority”
Food for Thought | February 23, 11 a.m.
In this captivating account of a Bible-based practice that has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, Fishkoff travels throughout America and to Shanghai, China to find out who eats kosher food, who produces it, who is responsible for it’s certification and why more and more of America’s food answers to a higher authority.