Martin Fletcher to Speak at Arthur M. Glick JCC

NBC war-correspondent Martin Fletcher will captivate audiences this Wednesday, November 4 as he kicks off the annual Ann Katz Festival of Books in Indianapolis. This Indianapolis festival is hosted by the Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center. The Ann Katz Festival of Books, now in its ninth year, is ever expanding. This year the Indianapolis festival will include ten author events, two films, and a Silly Safari for Indianapolis kids!

The selection of authors invited to speak in this year’s Ann Katz Festival of Books at the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center, was designed to cross age, race and gender barriers. From love novels to history to current events, every member of the family can find at least one book to get excited about. This Indianapolis event is the largest literary happening in central Indiana. With a festival book sale featuring the guest authors and many more, find a novel to curl up with as the weather cools down this Fall. First up in the Ann Katz Festival of Books is Martin Fletcher.

Martin Fletcher is a five time Emmy Award Winner for his journalistic work all over the world. His new book, Breaking News,covers his life in the thick of current events for the past thirty years. Martin Fletcher has literally seen it all. And this Wednesday he will take the Ann Katz Festival of Books audience on a journey that spans the Middle East conflict, Rwandan genocide and American involvement in Somalia and Iran.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper has said of Martin Fletcher, “For decades [he] has been been the gold standard of television’s war correspondents, and his new book, Breaking News, does not disappoint. It is a real life, cross continent, adventure story – told by a man who has spent his life bearing witness to the good, the bad, and the brutal. It’s a great and moving read, taking one to the front lines in a way that is both visceral and also intensely personal. It is a gut wrenching look at battlegrounds both public and private.”

This special Indianapolis festival event will be in a talk show format. The Circle City’s own WTHR co-anchor, John Stehr, will interview Fletcher about his incredible career and his process writing Breaking News. The converstaion will get underway at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 4. Tickets for Indianapolis people are $5.00, $3.00 for Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center members. For more information on how to purchase tickets go the JCC Indy website or call 317.251.9467. Fast Pass tickets for the entire Ann Katz Festival of Books are also available for purchase: $40.00 for Indianapolis people and $25.00 for JCC members.