Above: Civil rights activist Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg presents her memoir “Jocie” at MJCCA’s Book Festival. Photos courtesy of MJCCA

Author Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg, 78, will present her book Jocie at the 27th Edition of the Book Festival. The festival is presented by Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA).

Jocie book coverA self-proclaimed Southern Jewish American Princess and honored civil rights activist, Jocie has a lot to say. She details it all in this charming, often hilarious memoir that reveals a woman living a feminist’s life decades before anyone else.

Wurzburg was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination changed her life and sparked her role as an accidental activist. From Memphis to the State House to the White House, this book charts her journey through sacrifice, crazy situations and a myriad of funny incidents.

The book presentation of Jocie is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, 10:00 a.m. at the MJCCA in Dunwoody. Admission is free and open to the community. Following the presentation, coffee and cookies will be served, compliments of Jewish Home Life Communities.

More About the Festival

There are many fabulous author events taking place during the 27th Edition of the Book Festival, which runs through November 18. According to Book Festival Co-Chair Bea Grossman, “More than 13,000people will come to engage with and listen to their favorite authors.” The festival features 45+authors — from acclaimed actors to renowned political figures, historians, memoirists, and novelists.

“We’re also excited to present many local Atlanta authors,” added Book Festival Co-Chair Susie Hyman. “We truly have something for every book lover in Atlanta.”

Keynote authors include: Tom Hanks, Mike Luckovich, Senator Joe Lieberman with Matt Lieberman, Liane Moriarty, Anna Quindlen, Stuart Eizenstat, Michael Coles and Catherine Lewis, Jon Meacham and Peter Sagal. Among the local authors are: Jason Sheffield, Jamie Weisman, Michael Coles and Catherine Lewis, Kenny Leon, Susan Stachler and Laura Stachler, Sally Mundell and Ruby Mundell and Jack Barsky.

27th Edition of the Book Festival Info

When: October 30 through November 18, 2018

Where: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody 30338

Tickets: Individual tickets can be purchased, or guests can purchase a series pass. Some events are free.

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