SUNDAY – THURSDAY
9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
FRIDAY – SATURDAY
9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
For ten days, the Jewish Literary Festival comes to the JCC. The Festival opens with Israeli author Etgar Keret, winner of Israel’s Prime Minister Prize, speaking about his most recent release, The Seven Good Years, A Memoir. The festival closes with Shalom Auslander, author and creator of the Showtime series HAPPYish. Among the nearly 30 authors in between you’ll recognize luminaries such as Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, one of America’s best known attorneys, and Michael Pollan, a profound voice in the slow food movement who explores the cross section of agribusiness, the environment and health.
Join Garrett Peck, author of Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America’s Great Poet, and Politics & Prose on a guided walking tour of Whitman-related sites in the nation’s capital as we reflect on the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Walt Whitman, the poet laureate of the Civil War, lived in Washington for ten remarkable years during that tumultuous period, starting as a hospital volunteer who helped tens of thousands of wounded soldiers.
Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Susan Austin Roth, the author and photographer of A Year in Rock Creek Park—the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C., for a walk under the trees in the Boundary Bridge area of the park, where the group will witness the last blaze of autumn glory in the trees and learn to identify them by their acorns nuts and other fall fruits.