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JCC’s Ann Katz Festival: of Books and Arts Returns

Sep 29, 2012 03:30PM

The JCC’s 14th annual Ann Katz Festival of Books and Arts continues to grow by adding a broad range of events to appeal to an increasingly varied audience. The event will encompass 11 authors, two concerts, five film showings, two workshops, art exhibits, yoga and food, from October 24 to November 17.

Fiction lovers can look forward to opening night, October 24, with bestselling author and screenwriter Delia Ephron. Kids and their families can explore, learn and recreate at the many engaging activities on the Day of Play on October 28. Movement continues with a two-day yoga workshop, November 10 and 11, with author and advanced yoga instructor, Meta Hirschl. Concerts, satire, award-winning films and non-fiction literature, including a new book by Indy’s own Greg Dawson, will also be featured.  

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble will perform music of peace and harmony on November 5, partnering with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. Ira Shapiro will discuss the workings of the 1960s and 1970s Senate as detailed in his book, The Last Great Senate, on November 1, and David Javerbaum, former head writer and producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, will entertain on October 30 with his biting humor and interpretation as presented in his book, The Last Testament: A Memoir by GOD.

Featuring 20 distinct events, the event partners with other nonprofit and community organizations to entertain, educate and engage audiences of all ages from diverse backgrounds in a true celebration of the arts and our community. In addition, a book sale of hundreds of titles will be conducted with leading authors making presentations and signing books.

Event registration: $5 general public/$3 JCC members unless noted otherwise Festival Fast-Pass good for all programs: $50 general public/$40 JCC members. Location: 6701 Hoover Rd. Registration and fast passes plus more information are available by calling 317-251-9467, or by visiting or the JCC member services desk.
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