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"Annabelle Gurwitch held Literary Orange attendees spellbound, yes spellbound. She spoke on the subject of “Why Read” “Why Write.” She was at once: touching, soulful, irreverent, and comedic." 

— Marie Twombly, Director, Literary Orange,

Literary festival of Orange County

Annabelle offers comedy nights, keynotes, guest lectures, and MCs at events across the country.


Past events include:

Jewish Free Loans of Los Angeles Gala 2019, MC

UJA Spring Event, Long Island, keynote

Spring Lecturer for The Charlotte Jewish Federation

Reason Rally on the National Mall 2016

George Washington University, Jewish Literature Lecturer

Canyon Ranch, Tucson, artist in residence 

Services for the Underserved Annual Gala, MC, Rainbow Room, NYC

 Prevention Magazine Summit, MC, Austin, Texas

Cedar-Sinai Women’s Luncheon, Beverly Hills, MC, honoring Marilu Henner and Jackie Collins

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, MC, honoring Jared Diamond

75th Gala for National Wildlife Federation, MC

Book and library fairs including:

Rancho Mirage Writers Fest,Los Angeles Festival of Books, Thurber House Spring Speaker Series,

Miami Book Fair, Ann Arbor Library,Literary Orange keynote, The Nashville Library, Annapolis Book Fest,

Erma Bombeck Writers Conference keynote, South by SouthWest, US Comedy Arts Fest, 

The Jewish Book Council Book Tour 2010-2011 & 2014-2015, 2017-2018

Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival

The Nation Magazine Cruise to Alaska

New York Comedy Festival

Speaker Reels
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