Author Jennifer Weiner returning to Katz JCC on Oct. 30

Weiner will talk about the second book of her young adult series of books, “Little Bigfoot, Big City.”

“The New York Times” bestselling author and Philadelphia native Jennifer Weiner is coming back to the Katz JCC.

Resident can meet Weiner on Monday, Oct. 30, as she will talk about the second installment of her young adult series, “Little Bigfoot, Big City.” An animated film is in the works based on the series.

Weiner visited the JCC last year to share the first book of the series and has appeared at the JCC’s acclaimed Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture. She has written numerous novels with over 11 million copies in print in over 36 countries, and perhaps is best known for her debut novel, Good in Bed, In Her Shoes and Goodnight Nobody.

In “Little Bigfoot, Big City,” 12-year-old Alice Mayfair has a secret. She’s not human. But who — or what — is she? While Alice goes in search of her past, her best friend Millie Maximus, a tiny Bigfoot with a big voice, prepares for her future. Together they plan to sneak off to New York City, where Millie hopes to audition for The Next Stage, the TV show she’s sure will rocket her to stardom and free her from the suffocating expectations of her tribe.

Weiner will speak at 7 p.m., and admission includes a copy of the book. There will be a book signing after the program. Tickets are $15 for JCC members and $20 for guests. Kids ages 8 to 14 can bring a parent with them for free To purchase tickets, please visit or visit the JCC Adult Department.