Readings and Public Speaking Events:
Mort and Blake’s Laitner’s Calendar—A Film Festival, a Radio Show, a University and a JCC—Not So Bad
September 16, 2016, Friday night, Shabbat lecture series, Mort talks about My Journey As A Jewish Story Teller–From Shalom Aleichem to Isaac Bashevis Singer at the Bet Ovadia Levy Downtown Jewish Center— Chabad, 900 East Broward Boulevard Fort Lauderdale 3330. Time: TBA
November 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm, Mort will be live on radio on to talk about his movie “The Stairs”, film festivals, his books ” A Hebraic Obsession” and “The Greatest Gift—Award-winning Stories Filled With Life Lessons. The link will go live when the show starts so you can call in questions.
The show is called Journey Into Passion with Anika S. on Everyday Folks Radio. It airs Saturdays at 2pm EST at http://www.blogtalkradio. com/everydayfolksradio. You can also call in to 347-539-5372 to hear the show.
November 4-20, 2016, Blake Laitner and Mort speak at the 31st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, time, date and venue TBA about the creation of the movie “The Stairs” and the journey the film have taken them on.
December 14, 2016, Wednesday 1:00—2:00 Park Summit in Coral Springs, 8500 Royal Palm Blvd. Coral Springs 33065 Nova Southeastern University, Lifelong Learning Institute
Author Talk: A Hebraic Obsession by Mort Laitner
Follow Mort Laitner’s journey from childhood to retirement as he obsesses about his father, the Holocaust, Judaism, and life. Mort tells stories about his careers, his books, his movie The Stairs and his writing process. Through humor and drama Mort educates and entertains his audiences.
Please join Blake and I at any of these events.
September 12, 2015, Main Library, Downtown—Auditorium, Miami, Florida. 12:00 to 3:00 pm South Florida Writers Association in conjunction with Margarita Cano: Explorations— Downtown Art Days, Mort will read from “A Hebraic Obsession.”
July 11, 2015 Pinecrest Library, Pinecrest, Florida, Mort reads two of his poems.
June 30, 2015 at 6;00 p.m. Kendall Regional Medical Hospital, Miami, Florida, in Plaza Building— Room 102— Reading from “A Hebraic Obsession” followed by discussion.
May 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Village Reform Congregation in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Mort discusses his book “A Hebraic Obsession” focusing in on miracles, the Holocaust and how the book became a reality. Book signing, reading and question and answer session will take place.
April 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor of Boynton Beach, Florida, after brunch, Mort lectures for one hour about his father’s wartime story. Their will be a question and answer session, a book signing and a reading.
April 15, 2015—Temple Beth Am, Margate, Florida Keynote speaker on Yom Hashoah, Mort lights one of the six candles in honor of the six million Jews lost in the Holocaust. Book signing and reading.
March 12, 2015 at 1:00 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. Mort focuses on the “Write your Memoir Project.” February 28, 2015, SFWA’s Mango Writers Conference, Plantation, Florida, If Shakespeare Had Examined A Hebraic Obsession. Title of lecture“
“If you Prick us do we not Bleed?” A discussion on the memoir-writing process and how to limit the bloodshed. February 7, 2015 Pinecrest Public Library, South Florida Writers Association (5835 SW 111 Street, Pinecrest, Florida) meeting, 10:30. Mort reads from AHO and will sign books. January 31, 2015, St. Cloud Public Library, Lecture on Writing Memoirs, St. Cloud, Florida followed by a book signing. January 13, 2015, Barry University, Hollywood Health Science Building, 421 North 21 Street, Hollywood, Florida, Conference room, Reading from A Hebraic Obsession at 12:30 pm December 17, 2014, Article on “A Hebraic Obsession” by Randall Lieberman in the Jewish Journal, Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County (Read article in website) September 4, 2014, Barry University Bio-Med Campus, Hollywood, Florida, a reading. September 2, 2014, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida a reading. June 7, 2014, Miami-Dade Public Library, Pinecrest, Florida South Florida Writers Association meeting, a reading and book signing. May 5, 2014 Cleveland Clinic, Weston, Florida, a reading. May 3, 2014 Barry University, Bio Medical Campus, Hollywood, Florida. February 4, 2014 Coral Ridge Middle School, Naples, Florida. January 2013 Miami-Dade County Public Library, Pinecrest, Florida. February 2013 Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, Florida. February 2014 Fourth Annual Mango Writers Conference. Florida May 2013, Miami-Dade County Public Library, Pinecrest. December 2013, Books In The Grove, Coconut Grove, Florida. December, Barry University, Main Campus, Miami Shores, Florida. October 2012 A.G. Holley State Hospital, Lantana, Florida a reading at the closing ceremony of the hospital May 2012, Books in The Grove, Coconut Grove, Florida February 2012, a reading. February 2012 Third Annual Mango Writers Conference, Miami-Dade County Health Department 1350 NW 14 Street Miami, Florida, a reading. January 2012 . Miami-Dade County Library, Pinecrest, Florida, a reading. January 2012 Miami-Dade County Health Department, Doral, Florida, a reading.