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Central Florida Jewish Book Festival

January 31, 2018 @ 11:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Maitland, FL On February 25th Writer’s Block Bookstore is partnering with The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando to host authors Michelle Edwards, Paul Goldberg, Pam Jenoff and Justin Loeber at the Central Florida Jewish Book Festival.


Learn and laugh with these Jewish authors at the literary event of the year! The day will feature four Jewish authors in three time slots: children’s book author, Michelle Edwards (11:15am – 12:15pm); a panel discussion with fiction authors Pam Jenoff and Paul Goldberg  (1:00pm – 2:00pm); and a discussion with self-management expert and veteran publisher Justin Loeber (2:00pm – 3:00pm).


General admission tickets are $10 per talk, with a VIP reserved ticket option of $30, which includes seating in the first two rows of all three talks. Package price of $15 for two sessions.


Tickets can be purchased at www.orlandojcc.org/bookfest. Any media questions can be directed to Leah Sandler, Cultural Arts Coordinator for the Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando.



Michelle Edwards is the author of numerous picture books, including Chicken Man, winner of the National Jewish Book Award; Max Makes a Cake, illustrated by Charles Santoso; and Room for the Baby, illustrated by Jana Christy. A lifelong knitter, Michelle has also written an adult title, A Knitter’s Home Companion. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa, where she and her husband share a house full of books and yarn. Learn more at michelledwards.com.


Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels, including the international bestseller The Kommandant’s Girl, which also earned her a Quill Award nomination. Pam lives with her husband and three children near Philadelphia where, in addition to writing, she teaches law school


Paul Goldberg is the author of The Yid and two books on the Soviet human rights movement, and has co-authored (with Otis Brawley) the book How We Do Harm. He is the editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter, a publication focused on the business and politics of cancer.


Justin Loeber is a self-made entrepreneur with a true American spirit. an SVP, Executive Marketing and Publicity Director at Judith Regan’s imprint, ReganMedia/HarperCollins. Loeber has spearheaded publicity campaigns for a ton of bold face names: Michael Jordan, Lawrence Taylor, Cindy Crawford, Olympia Dukakis, Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson, Anthony Bourdain, Ewan McGregor, Gloria Allred, Marlo Thomas, Wanda Sykes, LeRoy Neiman, Blair Underwood, Jon Gruden, Leon Uris, Celia Cruz, Bill Blass, and Dr. Andrew Weil, Promoted key health and wellness programs at The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest retreat center in North America. He was also instrumental in brokering book deals for many, including John Leguizamo’s Pimps, Hos, Playa Hatas, and All the Rest of My Hollywood Friends (Ecco) and Kenny Loggins’ Footloose (Quarto).


About Writer’s Block Bookstore

As Central Florida’s only full-service, independent community bookstore, we are located 1/2 block east of Park Avenue in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, with a selection of new best-sellers, and Indie Next picks and past favorites. We host author events, monthly book clubs, coordinate author school visits and offer discounts for educators and our loyalty club members.


January 31, 2018
11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Roth Family Jewish Community Center
851 N. Maitland Avenue Maitland, FL 32751
Maitland, FL 32751 United States