Denver Arts Week, Day 6

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Celebrate Denver Arts Week by giving in to the printed word tonight, when author and journalist Arial Sabar speaks and signs his National Book Award-winner, My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq, at the Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, 350 South Dahlia Street in the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, as part of the center's ongoing Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Festival.

The true story of an all-American L.A. native who learns to understand his roots while traveling with his immigrant father to the older man's native Kurdistan, My Father's Paradise is also MACC's Denver Jewish Community Reads selection for 2009 and will be avaialble for purchase during the event. A subsequent free community book discussion led Dr. Robert Hasan will take place at 7 p.m. in Phillips Hall at the center on November 16.

Hear Sabar in the Shwayder Theater tonight at 7 p.m. Get tickets, $6 to $8, and information at www.maccjcc.com or call 303-316-6360.

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