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This season brings an exciting lineup of exceptional authors, celebrities, and cultural influencers, whose books represent a broad range of topics. Through Literatour, fellow book lovers come together to listen, meet and interact with their favorite authors in a variety of forums, including author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions, concerts, and more. Advance registrations are required by clicking the appropriate links below, calling the J at (413) 739-4715, or signing up in person at the J. Please note that some authors will appear in person and others via Zoom.

We are excited to announce that The Odyssey Bookshop, located at 9 College Street in South Hadley at the Village Commons, is the Official Book Seller for Literatour. Books will be available for purchase and autograph at all in-person events. All books can be purchased at the Springfield JCC.


Bev Nadler
Director of Adult Programs

Ira Rosen, "Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes"

Thursday, September 23, 7:00 PM
Online Program (Zoom)
Former 60 Minutes producer Ira Rosen offers an incisive look at the show that invented TV journalism. With surprising humor, charm, and an eye for colorful detail, Rosen delivers an authoritative account of the unforgettable personalities, including the infamous Mike Wallace, who battled for prestige, credit, and the desire to scoop everyone else in the game. A maser class in how TV news is made, Rosen shows readers how 60 Minutes puts together a story when sources are explosive, unreliable, and even dangerous.
Ira Rosen
is a two-time Peabody Award winning writer and producer. He spent nearly 25 years producing some of the most memorable, important, and groundbreaking stories for 60 Minutes.