Book Festival

The Schenectady JCC is thrilled to be partnering with the JCC Literary Consortium to bring you  Book Festival In Your Living Room, a series of author Zoom talks and Q&As.

Wednesday, September 23, 8pm
The Book of Two Ways: A Novel
In conversation with Judy Blume


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light comes a riveting novel about the choices that alter the course of our lives.

Tickets: $36 – 1 virtual ticket and signed copy of The Book of Two Ways 
(signed books are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.)



Monday, October 5, 8pm

The College Conversation: A Practical Companion for Parents to Guide Their Children Along the Path to Higher Education
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From an Ivy League dean and a college admissions expert, a guide to help parents support their children as they navigate their way to college.  The College Conversation is a comprehensive resource for mapping the path through the college application process that provides practical advice and reassurance to keep both anxious parents and confused children sane and grounded. 

Tickets: $6.00 or $36.00 (includes one copy of the book)






Thursday, October 8, 8pm


Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States 

In Conversation with Holly Firfer, TV Journalist

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In Colin Quinn's new book, the popular comedian, SNL alum, social commentator, and star of the shows Red State Blue State and Unconstitutional tackles the condition of our union today.

Tickets: $11.00 or $36.00 (includes one copy of the book)





Thursday, October 22, 8pm

Judy Gold

Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All In Trouble

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"No one makes me laugh harder than Judy Gold. If I had to pick one comedian to write a book about free speech, it would be Judy." – Amy Schumer

Tickets: $11.00 or $30.00 (includes one copy of the book)



Tuesday, October 27, 8pm
Don’t be a Victim: Fighting Back against America’s Crime Wave

In conversation with John Lemley, Sirius Radio Host

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Discover gripping true crime stories and the surprising tools you need to keep you and your family safe — from the iconic legal commentator, TV journalist, and New York Times bestselling author Nancy Grace

Tickets: $11 for one virtual ticket or $36 for One virtual ticket (includes one copy of the book and shipping)






More information:

BOOK PURCHASE: Some events require a book purchase to access the webinar.  For these, or for any other event with a book purchase option, books will be shipped immediately following the event date. Please allow about a week for delivery. Shipping is included on all book purchases. Be sure to include your mailing address when completing your order. Thank you to Ampersand Books at Writers & Books!

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