41st Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Announces Isaac Mizrahi as Keynote Speaker
Isaac Mizrahi will be the Keynote Speaker for Opening Night of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival on Sunday, November 3 at 7pm at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur. Mizrahi will speak about his new book, I.M.: A Memoir, in which the fashion industry leader offers a poignant, candid and touching look back on his life so far. From growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family to the partnership with Target that brought his high-end collection to the masses and revolutionized fashion retail, Mizrahi will share not only the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Following Q&A, books will be for sale for him to autograph.
Now in its 41st year, the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is nationally recognized for both its excellence and its size – it is one of the largest in the country, with more than 10,000 audience members annually. People from all backgrounds and faiths come to Festival events to hear premier authors on topics such as history, music, politics, cooking, family, religion, sports and more.
During the 2019 Festival, more than 30 additional authors will present their latest titles, including two New York Times best-selling authors: novelist Pam Jenoff with her book The Lost Girls of Paris on November 4, and Dr. Michael Roizen with What To Eat When on November 11.
Festival-goers can take advantage of the Premier Pass, which allows entry to Opening Night and all Jewish Book Festival events through June 2020 for $110. Passes are on sale now and can be ordered by calling 314.442.3299 or visiting stljewishbookfestival.org. Tickets to Opening Night with Isaac Mizrahi are available for $45. Student tickets to any author event are free with a valid student ID at the door.
Nearly all Jewish Book Festival Events take place at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex at 2 Millstone Campus Drive in Creve Coeur. The Festival, which runs November 3-15, is a program of the Jewish Community Center.