Boca Raton’s beloved art celebration, Festival of the Arts Boca, is right around the corner and its kickoff party is happening this Thursday. The Festival of the Arts Boca offers its guests and fellow art enthusiasts 11 days of film screenings, jazz, symphonic concerts, lectures and readings.
The Thursday night kickoff will feature a renowned writer, Jennifer Egan. Egan specializes in both fiction and non-fiction literary works. She is most known for her episodic, rock-and-roll-set, Pulitzer-winning 2010 novel “A Visit From the Goon Squad,” as well as her award-winning reporting for the New York Times. She’ll discuss her occasional tightrope walking between these not-so-opposing worlds of writing in her Festival of the Arts lecture, titled “Novelist as Journalist/Journalist as Novelist.”
Following Egan’s lecture will be a day of jazz on Friday along with cartoon editor for the New Yorker, Bob Makoff.
Where: Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton
When: 7 p.m.
Contact: 561-368-8445 or festivaloftheartsboca.org