The Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival celebrates the year's best in Jewish writing, from emerging and established authors the world over, and covering themes as diverse as politics, sports, film, history and fiction. Among the more notable author discussions remaining at this year's 13th annual festival: Ursula Hegi, who discusses on Saturday, Oct. 29, Children and Fire, the follow up to her previous bestseller, the Oprah Winfrey-selected book Stones from the River; and Avner Cohen (The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb) and Ron Rosenbaum (How The End Begins) on the "Israel, Loose Nukes and the End of the World" panel set for Tuesday, Nov. 1, and moderated by journalist Marvin Kalb. The festival runs to Nov. 2. Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Ticket prices vary; a festival pass costs $94. Call 202-777-3251 or visit washingtondcjcc.org/litfest.