The Written Word is Alive and Well in St.
By Ama Reynolds
All over St. Augustine—all
over the fair state of Florida and all over the world, for that matter—books and
the people who write them continue to inform, delight, thrill, elucidate,
illuminate, educate, inspire, elicit laughter, provide portals of escape, and remind
us of a past we might otherwise be doomed to repeat—lest we forget, that is.
Such is the power of the written word.
Book Lovers Unite (at
the Florida Heritage Book Festival)!
This Saturday, celebrate
that power at the Florida Heritage Book Festival in the heart of the St.
Augustine historic district and most especially on the beautiful red brick and
cobblestone terrain that is the Flagler College campus.
“Each year The Florida Heritage Book Festival showcases Florida’s rich and
diverse literary legacy with a day of author talks which promise to delight
book lovers and provide inspiration for aspiring authors,” say Florida
Heritage Book Festival co-founder Vic DiGenti.
Weave through the maze-like treasure trove of the latest books from your
favorite Florida authors and publishing houses. Meet with featured and marketplace
authors to purchase books, get your own copies signed and enjoy a little
one-on-one discussion with the author if possible.
Florida Heritage Book Festival’s Featured Writers: Getting Better All the Time
“This year we’ve raised the bar even higher by presenting an enticing mix of
bestselling authors whose body of work—in both fiction and nonfiction—is truly impressive,”
“If you’re into fiction, you may have
some tough decisions to make about which author presentations to attend. The
same problem arises with nonfiction.”
you decide to see, you’re sure to be pleased.
Florida Heritage Book Festival and Marketplace
The Florida Heritage Book
Festival and Marketplace takes place from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 27, at the Ringhaver Student Center on the Flagler College Campus.
Authors will be on site to sign their books and both featured and marketplace
authors will read excerpts from their books in the Festival Reading Room. Please
download the full schedule to review ahead of time, or just review the full
printed itinerary that will be provided to you at the festival. Be sure to
discover all you can about the festival’s featured poets, fiction writers, and
Hang on to your schedule and be sure to note
these exciting featured events and thoughtful transportation offerings courtesy
of the Florida Heritage Book Festival. All of the below events and offerings are free and are offered on Saturday, September 27, at varying times. Please click links for details or visit the Florida Heritage Book Festival site for details about all of the below featured events.
- VeloFest Bike Parking (on Valencia Street in front of the Crisp-Ellert Museum)
- Civil Rights Presentation (Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act)
- Free Shuttle Rides from Old Town Trolley (from parking garage to Ringhaver Center, 8:30-5:30)
- Flagler West Lawn Outdoor Food, Arts and Crafts Fair
- 100 Thousand Poets for Change
- Florida Heritage Book Festival and Marketplace
- Pat Conroy Event Tickets for Sale
- John D. MacDonald Archives Exhibit
- St. Johns County Public Library Children’s Book Mobile (next to Proctor Library on Flagler campus)
Make Every Word Count This Weekend
Kickoff fall in the right style. You’ll discover a world of
knowledge at the Florida Heritage Book Festival. And this priceless good time
won’t cost you a dime!
Photo credits: Florida Heritage Book Festival.