Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture

Don’t miss these upcoming Festival of ABC Special virtual events:

  • All events are held via Zoom and links will be sent out 24 hours in advance of the program and again, one hour before.
  • If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Jackie Robinson at (856) 424-4444 ext. 1114 or email, [email protected]

 

 

Walter Issacson, The Code Breaker 

Thursday, March 4 at 8pm
Walter Isaacson, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A

The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies.

Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu.

Cost: $11 ticket or book purchase with ticket, $38

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Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and Inkwood Books

Annabelle Gurwitch, You’re Leaving When? 

Thursday, March 11 at 8pm

Annabelle Gurwitch, You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility

In Conversation with Dave Barry, NYT Bestselling Author

ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A

From the New York Times bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort comes a timely and hilarious chronicle of downward mobility, financial and emotional. With signature “sharp wit” (NPR), Annabelle Gurwitch gives irreverent and empathetic voice to a generation hurtling into their next chapter with no safety net and proving that our no-frills new normal doesn’t mean a deficit of humor.

Annabelle Gurwitch is the author of I See You Made an Effort (a New York Times bestseller and Thurber Prize finalist); Wherever You Go, There They Are; You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up (coauthored with Jeff Kahn); and Fired! (also a Showtime Comedy Special). She’s written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and Los Angeles Magazine, and was a regular contributor to NPR. The longtime cohost of Dinner & a Movie, she performs with the Moth Mainstage and at arts centers around the country. She lives with her child—a college graduate of the COVID class of 2020—a cat, and an assortment of tenants and their comfort animals in Los Angeles.

Cost: $6 ticket or book purchase with ticket, $35

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Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and Inkwood Books

Lisa Scottoline, Eternal: A Novel

Sunday, March 21 at 8pm

ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A

Eternal is the culmination of a lifetime of work: a sweeping historical epic fueled by devastating true events. Named for Rome, the Eternal City, this moving novel lifted from the pages of history is the book that Scottoline was born to write. It will be forever etched in the hearts and minds of readers, as will the powerful truth it asserts—what war destroys, only love can heal.

Lisa Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels. She has over thirty million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in thirty-five countries. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for the Philadelphia Inquirer, which have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She has served as President of the Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice in Fiction,” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area. Visit her at: www.scottoline.com

Cost: $36 (includes access to event and one book)

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Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium and Inkwood Books