As a multiple Tony Award winner, Fierstein may be best known for the roles he’s played in “Hairspray”
Fierstein’s children’s book “The Sissy Duckling” (now in its 5th printing) will be featured at the Festival and available to purchase in the festival bookstore. Attendees at the opening night event will have the opportunity to get their book signed by Fierstein.
This year’s Festival will run November 3 through 17, 2013 with a special St. Louis Symphony concert event closing out the November events on the final evening. In addition to Fierstein, other authors and events scheduled include: Abraham Foxman; Rebecca Rosen; Dr. Arthur Agatston; Letty Cottin Progrebin; Martin Fletcher; Stephanie Evanovich; Stuart Eizenstat; a special St. Louis Ballet event; fiction panels; a Comedy Night program; Sports Night; a Special Women’s Event; and much more.
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The Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center (J), presents literary, media, business, cultural, sports and entertainment luminaries to audiences which number more than 20,000 each November, the largest attendance of Jewish book festivals and fairs in the United States, in honor of National Jewish Book Month. The Festival also presents author programs, book-signings & special events, with newly released books on a variety of subjects, and authors of all religions, throughout the calendar year.
Author programs are open to the public and run approximately 60-90 minutes. They include an audience question and answer period and book signing. Books are sold at each event. Festival events are coordinated by the J’s Cultural Arts Department, co-sponsored by more than 50 community organizations, and supported by corporate and individual sponsors. Monies raised from the Festival & literary events go to J scholarships and cultural arts programming for all ages. The J is one of the largest United Way partner agencies serving St. Louis, regardless of race or religion.