Summer Book Bash
70 Stories for 70 Years!
In celebration of the first and oldest Jewish Book Fair of its kind, the Detroit Jewish Book Fair presents 70 story events beginning August 8, 2021 and culminating at opening night of Book Fair in November, 2022. During the 70th anniversary celebratory year, we will be presenting a mix of virtual and in-person programming infused with Jewish books and the art of Jewish story telling.
Join us at the JCC in West Bloomfield in the Drake parking lot* for an in-person, outdoor celebration of the Detroit Jewish Book Fair and the art of Jewish storytelling. This expo-style event will feature Michigan authors, local artists, musicians, and family activities throughout.
For safety, masks are required for all guests, even outdoors.
*Rain/inclement weather location – JCC lobby
11am-2pm – Expo featuring Michigan authors, local artists, family-friendly activities, and more
11am-12:30pm – Klezmer band Klezundheit sets the tone with a fun and eclectic mix of music
12:30pm – Local celebrity author Harvey Ovshinsky talks about his new memoir, Scratching the Surface
1:15pm – Meet our Michigan authors
1:30pm-2pm – Book signing with Harvey Ovshinsky
Klezundheit appearance sponsored by Sarah Gottlieb
Harvey Ovshinsky appearance sponsored by Wayne State University Press
About the Speakers
Harvey Ovshinsky is an arts educator and an award-winning. multi-media journalist whose life-long passion for telling Detroit stories was once described by the Metro Times as being “a colorful and fantastic voyage, at times brave and visionary.” Which should be no surprise, considering in his new memoir published by Wayne Statue University Press, Scratching the Surface: Adventures in Storytelling, Harvey recalls his roller coaster adventures growing up with and working for his father, the brilliant, Detroit-based scientist/inventor, Stan Ovshinsky. Above all, Harvey is a serial educator, known for his passionate support of and commitment to mentoring the next generation of urban storytellers.