Books That Every Floridian Should Have on the Shelf

Presented By Jeff Klinkenberg

While many authors have called Florida home, some truly define our state’s literary heritage. Jeff Klinkenberg will discuss some of his favorite “Florida books”, working his way up from William Bartram in 1791 to Jack E. Davis in 2017 with a few favorite authors — Zora Neale Hurston and Patrick Smith — in between. Whether you’re a 5th generation Floridian or a transplant from Michigan, there’s something for everyone.

Required Equipment:

  • Projector with HDMI connection or adapter

Scholar/Presenter Information:

Jeff Klinkenberg

Jeff Klinkenberg

Jeff Klinkenberg is the latest winner of the Florida Humanities Council’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. He’s the author of “Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life,’’ a collection of essays about growing up in Florida and the places, people and things that make our state unique. “Nobody writes about the real Florida with as much insight and affection as Jeff Klinkenberg,’’ says Carl Hiaasen, author of the best seller Razor Girl. “His essays — spanning the length and breadth of this intoxication, infuriating state — are pure gems.” Prepare yourself for an entertaining program that features Jeff’s celebrated storytelling, a slide show and videos.