OAK PARK MICH. (WXYZ) - The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit's 61st Annual Jewish Book Fair will be held November 7-18 and will feature leading figures from the arts, entertainment, politics, business, journalism and much more.
Famed singer Judy Collins will hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 7. Collins will perform and discuss her new book Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music.
The country's oldest and largest Jewish book fair, the event will include presentations at both JCC campuses, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield and 15110 W. Ten Mile Road in Oak Park. In addition to the speakers, the Book Fair will include a comedy night, an interfaith cooking presentation, a local author program and a film, as well as a store with more than 10,000 titles. Most events are free and open to the public.
Among the highlights of this year's Book Fair are Patron Night with Stuart E. Eizenstat, who served in the White House, the State Department, the U.S. Treasury and as ambassador to the European Union; an evening of music with Detroit Symphony Orchestra Maestro Leonard Slatkin (discussing his new book Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro) and Lincoln Center pianist Caroline Stoessinger, who will perform and discuss her book A Century of Wisdom, the story of 108-year-old Alice Herz-Sommer, a Holocaust survivor raised in a home where regular guests included Kafka, Freud and Rainer Maria Rilke; a tribute to the late Jeffrey Zaslow, with the author's daughter, Jordan Zaslow; and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who will discuss her new book Prague Winter.
For a complete list of authors, dates and times visit www.jccdet.org/bookfair. Tickets and additional information is available at http://www.theberman.org or call the box office at (248) 661-1900.
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