BOOK LAUNCH – PRE-FEST EVENT WITH THE ZACK GALLERY:
Thursday, November 15, 7:00-9:00pm
OLGA CAMPBELL: Whisper Across Time Read more…
Saturday, February 9, 7:30pm
Thursday, February 14, 8:00pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with irreverent humour!
MIKE REISS: Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
Four-times Emmy winner shares stories, scandals and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family.
FOR BOOK CLUBS
Tuesday, February 12, 8:00pm
NATALIE MORRILL: The Ghost Keeper
Winner of the 2018 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Fiction. Taking place in Vienna around WWII, this debut novel will challenge and move readers now and for generations to come.
MIND, BODY & SOUL DAY
Wednesday, February 13
Dr. BRIAN GOLDMAN: The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy Is Essential in Everyday Life
The host of CBC’s White Coat, Black Art circles the planet and explores why kindness is so vital to our existence.
RACHEL HERZ: Why You Eat What You Eat: the Science Behind Our Relationship with Food
Acclaimed neuroscientist explores the psychology of eating in today’s unprecedented North American pantry of abundance, access and excess.
Sunday, February 10,
MARJORIE INGALL: Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children
Parenting expert and firecracker presenter smashes the Jewish mother stereotype with a witty hammer.
MARGOT SINGER: Underground Fugue
Against the backdrop of the London tube bombings in 2005, this powerful debut novel interweaves four characters dislocated by personal and political shock waves.
CLAIRE HOLDEN ROTHMAN: Lear’s Shadow
A novel about aging fathers and their grown daughters, childhood scars and rewriting the script with a little help from Shakespeare.
IDENTITY AND HISTORY
Monday, February 11, 7:30pm
KENNETH BONERT: The Mandela Plot
From the winner of the National Jewish Book Award comes another bold and riveting novel stemming from South Africa and exploring migration, terrorism, revolution, identity and memory.