Literary | Shalom Austin



From our annual literary series to discussion groups and more, Shalom Austin offers various opportunities in the literary arts to learn, grow and network.


Every year, Shalom Austin welcomes a number of authors to share their stories through a partnership with the Jewish Book Council. 

Thank you to our 2020 Literary Series featured authors

Jodi Picoult – The Book of Two Ways: A Novel

Colin Quinn – Overstated 

Steve Madden – The Cobbler

Judy Gold – Yes, I Can Say That

Joan Lunden – Why Did I Come Into This Room? 

Rachel Beanland and
Kristin Harmel

Cameron Douglas – Long Way Home

Book Lovers Luncheon
Myla Goldberg  

Lawrence Wright – The End of October: A Novel

Cleo Stiller and
Michael Ian Black

Michael J. Fox – No Time Like the Future

Brittman Literary Event
Bess Kalb 


Literary Arts Facebook Group

Join our Facebook group to take part in conversations about the books and the literary arts, share your literary interests, meet other book lovers and learn about events and programs.

Books Hard Cover Pages

Cafe Au Lit Book Club

Suspended until further notice

Unlike conventional book clubs where books are assigned, Café Au Lit is a monthly discussion group of senior adults who will each be given 5-10 minutes to discuss a book they have read or are reading now, and critique it. Books can be any type: fiction, non-fiction, historical, biography, travel, sci-fi, cooking, mystery, romance, how-to, etc. All can participate and learn about books they might later want to read on their own. Modeled on the successful book club at the Austin Public Library, North Village Branch, Café Au Lit at the JCC will be facilitated by Stan and Elly Field. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch with you; group will meet around tables.

Iris Bartov

Iris Bartov

Director of Arts & Adults

O (512) 735-8086