Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE AND THE ROTH FAMILY JCC OF GREATER ORLANDO TO HOST CENTRAL FLORIDA JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL



Theme: READING AND BOOKSIGNING
Location: The Roth Family Jewish Community Center,
851 N. Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Date: October 29th, 2017
Time: 11:00am

Writer’s Block Bookstore
124 E. Welbourne Avenue, Winter Park, Florida
407-335-4192

WRITER'S BLOCK BOOKSTORE AND THE ROTH FAMILY JCC OF GREATER ORLANDO TO HOST CENTRAL FLORIDA JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL

Maitland, FL On October 29th, Writer’s Block Bookstore is partnering with The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando to host authors Ronald Balson, Jen Glantz, Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin and Annabelle Gurwitch 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: legal fiction author, Ronald Balson (11:00am – 12:00pm); a panel discussion featuring professional bridesmaid Jen Glantz and YouTube stars Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin (1:00pm – 2:30pm); and a keynote presentation by actress and activist Annabelle Gurwitch (4:00pm – 5:00pm).

General admission tickets are $10 per talk, with a VIP reserved ticket option of $50, which includes seating in the first two rows of all three talks, plus a Meet and Greet from 2:45 to 3:45pm with Glantz, Dunn, Raskin and Gurwitch. Tickets include complimentary babysitting for ages 2-12, however babysitting must be requested at the time of ticket purchase.

Tickets can be purchased at www.orlandojcc.org/bookfest. Any media questions can be directed to Robby Etzkin, Executive Director of the Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Ronald Balson, a Harper Lee Award Finalist in Legal Fiction, is the author of Karolina’s Twins, Saving Sophie, and the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers. His new book, The Trust, has private investigator Liam Taggart travel to his uncle’s funeral, only to discover he was murdered.

Jen Glantz is a professional bridesmaid whose career began when she posted an ad on Craigslist advertising her services. When she woke up the next morning, it had gone viral. What began as a half-joke suddenly turned into a lifetime of adventure. Hear about her adventures, as described in her memoir, Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire).

Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin are two best friends who live in Los Angeles and founded the comedy YouTube channel Just Between Us. They have worked together and separately for Buzzfeed, Sourcefed, and Fullscreen. Their new book is I Hate Everyone But You.

Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress and author of the New York Times bestseller, I See You Made an Effort. Her latest book, Wherever You Go, There They Are is a hilarious and insightful look at family. She was the co-host of Dinner and a Movie on TBS. Her essays and satire have appeared in more than a dozen national magazines.

About Writer's Block Bookstore
We are Central Florida’s only full-service, independent community bookstore, located just one block east of Park Avenue in beautiful downtown Winter Park. Serving the Orlando area since 2014, we have all your old favorites, new best-sellers, and Indie Next picks. We host author events, monthly book clubs, coordinate author school visits and offer discounts for educators and our loyalty club members.

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