35th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Book Festival: Jewish Community Center.:
Nov. 6–18. This annual festival features select in-person appearances by Jewish writers, as well as livestream talks by over 20 other Jewish authors of books ranging from cookbooks, children’s books, and reference books to memoirs, self-help books, and new titles hot off the presses. (Publishers plan their releases for November, which is Jewish Book Month.) For a complete schedule see book.jccannarbor.org. Today:
Cuban American fiction & nonfiction writer Ruth Behar (11 a.m.–1 p.m., AADL Downtown), a U-M anthropology professor, discusses her first book for young readers, Tía Fortuna's New Home, a picture book about a young girl and her aunt exploring their Cuban and Sephardic Jewish heritage. Also, former ABC News correspondent Heather Cabot (7 p.m.) discusses Level Up: Rise Above the Hidden Forces Holding Your Business Back, her guide to starting a small business co-written with Atlanta businesswoman Lara Hodgson and Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Various times, JCC (except as noted), 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Preregistration required at book.jccannarbor.org. Free. 971–0990., . . . . . .