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Look for  information about the 2020-21 Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival at the end of August.


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Enjoy these comments from authors who participated in the 2019-2020 Jewish Book Festival 


I was honored to return to the Naples Jewish Book Festival for a second time. This event is unparalleled for its event management, publicity, attendance and hospitality. In just a few short years, this festival has grown exponentially in quality and size to become the gold standard among Jewish Book Festivals, a model for other communities and a treasured institution among Southwest Florida's cultural and literary offerings.

~ Pam Jenoff, The Lost Girls of Paris


 From each and every small detail to the incredible decorations to the huge crowd, full of enthusiasm and great stories and questions, I could not have asked for a better way to end the year and my first book tour. Everything I heard about the Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival was true and I am so grateful for all the effort that each of you put into this.

~ Adam Chandler, Drive-Thru Dreams


Thank you, your terrific staff, my hospitable champion Ida Margolis and all the wonderful people of Naples for making last night such a memorable one for Dave, Adam and myself. We had as good a time as your audience appeared to have had. We look forward to coming back again.

~ Alan Zweibel, A Field Guide To The Jewish People


Thank you all so much for creating such a fun and memorable stay! My time in Naples was definitely one of the great highlights of my tour, in every way.  The Naples community is a very special one, and I was delighted to get to know you all.

~Elizabeth Weitzman, Renegade Women in Film & TV



Naples is the absolutely warmest community. I was so honored to kick off their spectacular book festival.  I would go back to Naples in an instant!

~Elyssa Friedland, The Floating Feldmans


Why else do we tell stories if it’s not to have the chance to connect them with the sort of passionate and engaged audience I found in Naples. Thank you to the Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival team.

~Jack Fairweather, The Volunteer


I can’t thank you enough for giving me this opportunity. Naples was the highlight of my book tour. 

~Josh Frank, Giraffes on Horseback Salad


It Happened in Naples, by Stephen M. Silverman                                          Dec. 26, 2019

Somehow it seems perfect that my appearance at the Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival took place so close to Hanukkah, because the experience was a joyful and enlightening holiday.

First of all, there was the highly engaged audience, which not only asked thoughtful questions (and listened to the answers!), but also contributed their own colorful anecdotes to the narrative at hand – the 900-year history of amusement parks. One audience member even came dressed in a fortune teller's costume.  Carole Greene was my champion. A graceful and gifted writer in her own right,

Talk about a Hanukkah miracle.

~Stephen M. Silverman, The Amusement Park

All authors appearing at the Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival are members of the Jewish Book Council Network.

Thank you to the 2019-20 Greater Naples Jewish Book Festival authors, sponsors, patrons, ticket buyers, committee members, Federation staff, volunteers and venues for making the festival a huge success!

Thank you to our 2019-20
Jewish Book Festival Sponsors!

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