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LITERATURE | Rochester Jewish Book Festival


The 26th annual JCC Lane Dworkin Rochester Jewish Book Festival is underway and continues through November 19, featuring visiting authors, lunchtime talks, films, workshops, family events, and more. Among this week's events are a talk and Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Jenna Blum ("The Lost Family") on Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the JCC Hart Theater; a free graphic novel workshop for kids in grades 3-6 on Thursday, October 25, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the JCC Auditorium; and a talk and Q&A with Pulitzer Prize finalist Nathan Englander ("Dinner at the Center of the Earth") on Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m. in the JCC Auditorium.

The Rochester Jewish Book Festival events continue through November 19 at the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester, 1200 Edgewood Avenue. Ticket prices range from $10 to $25. 461-2000;