National JCC Consortium: Book Festival in Your Living Room

Presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium: Book Festival in Your Living Room, and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Book lovers, this one’s for you! More than 30 authors will present live virtual events through Book Festival in Your Living Room. Our partnership with the Marcus JCC of Atlanta and the National JCC Literary Consortium gives you access to some of the best-known authors in the United States. You can sit in the front row (of your living room), park your car as close to your front door as possible, and there’s no need for a new wardrobe — comfy PJs work just fine. We invite you to check out this amazing fall lineup, featuring some of the most talked-about authors of our day. All programs will be presented using Zoom.

Upon purchasing your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email from Showclix that will have your Zoom link in it. Additionally, you will receive two reminder emails, 24 hours and again 1 hour before the program. Please search your inbox for those emails from The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. If you don’t see the emails, please check your spam/junk folder. Still have questions? Please email book.festival@atlantajcc.org All books are shipped after the event (domestic shipping only) and can take up to 10 business days to receive due to COVID-19 postal service delays. Books are not shipped on the day of the purchase.

Want more fantastic literature? Don’t miss the Mayerson JCC Jewish Book Series!

Have questions about Zoom? Check out these FAQs:

Zoom FAQs

Where can I watch your author events?
Our events are live streamed as ZOOM Webinars.

Where do I download the latest version of Zoom?
You can download the latest version of Zoom from Zoom’s Download Center. It is not a requirement to download Zoom but for the best possible Zoom experience, we recommend it! Learn more about downloading Zoom.

How do I sign up for Zoom?
You can sign up for a free Zoom account at zoom.us/signup.

How much does Zoom cost?
A basic Zoom license is free.

Do you need an account to use Zoom?
A Zoom account is not required if you are strictly joining Zoom meetings as a participant. If someone invites you to their meeting, you can join as a participant without creating an account. Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting.  A Zoom account is only required if you need to create your own meetings and send invitations to participants.

How do I join a Zoom meeting?
You can join a meeting by clicking the meeting link or going to join.zoom.us and entering in the meeting ID. Learn more about joining a meeting.

How do I join computer/device audio?
On most devices, you can join computer/device audio by clicking Join AudioJoin with Computer Audio, or Audio to access the audio settings. Learn more about connecting your audio.

Why isn’t my window showing up when I log on, like my other Zoom meetings?
Our programs are streamed as Zoom Webinars, not meetings. Viewers are not seen or heard but can ask our guests questions in the Q & A.

When will I receive the link to my event?
You will receive your Zoom link in your confirmation email after you’ve purchased your ticket, and again, in a day-of reminder email and finally, one more time, one hour before!

What if I didn’t receive my link to my event?
First, check your SPAM or Junk folder. Second, make sure you didn’t overlook the email. Please note: your emails will be coming from both Showclix and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA).

Can I share my Zoom links with friends and family?
No. Zoom links are unique to the user and not shareable. If you share the link, you won’t be able to access the program!

How can I watch on my big screen television?
For newer televisions with HDMI ports, you just need an HDMI cable. Connect one end of the cable to your computer or laptop and the other end into the TV. Change the source to that HDMI port and the program should display on your screen. There are many other ways to enjoy Zoom on your TVs depending on what kind of computer and television you are using. Google “casting zoom to tv,” and you’ll find many tutorials on how to do it.

When should I join the webinar?
We begin broadcasting 5-10 minutes before start time to allow for viewers to get on. If you click through the link and receive a message that states, “waiting for host to start the webinar,” please be patient, we will be right with you!

Can I ask the author a question?
Sure! We invite you to ask your questions in the Q & A feature located at the bottom of your Zoom window. Please ask your question there and not in the chat where our interviewer will not see it!

What if I just can’t figure Zoom out at all?
We are happy to work with you to get you up and running on Zoom. Please email us in advance of the program you are interested in watching so we can work with you to get you access! Please email bookfestival@atlantajcc.org.

What if I can’t watch the program live – will there be a recording available?
Yes, we are recording all of our events and they will be available for all ticket holders for seven days after each event. Please email bookfestival@atlantajcc.org for your recording link.


Don’t miss this Spring 2021 event, coming soon:

  • April 11, 2pm: Daniel Lee, The SS Officer’s Armchair: Uncovering the Hidden Life of a Nazi