Events Calendar

In local communities across Florida, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of Sunshine State residents and visitors alike. Florida Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through Community Project Grants, Florida Talks, Museum on Main Street, and more.

Alert: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

Charlotte Harbor Book Festival: Keynote Presentation

Military Heritage Museum 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida

The Charlotte Harbor Book Festival presents "Getting Into Character: An Author's Research Adventures Around the World" with Robert Macomber. Join multi-award winning author and acclaimed speaker Robert Macomber for his sometimes hilarious and sometimes perilous tales about his research treks worldwide to write seventeen novels in his renowned Honor Series. Registration is suggested but not required to attend. The keynote presentation is held at the Gulf Coast Theater inside the

Charlotte Harbor Book Festival

Military Heritage Museum 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida

Join the Military Heritage Museum on February 25, 2023 from 9 am to 4 pm for the Charlotte Harbor Book Festival. Free and open to the public, literature lovers are encourged to participate in local author panels and discussions, writing workshops for adults and children, booksellers row, and a keynote presentation with multi- award-winning author and acclaimed speaker Robert N. Macomber. This festival is funded in part through a Florida

Charlotte Harbor Book Festival: Tough Guys Talk Turkey

Military Heritage Museum 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida

The Charlotte Harbor Book Festival presents Tough Guys Talk Turkey, a lecture by Chuck Emma. Author and lawyer Chuck Emma lectures about how to write believable action scenes and dialogue based on his experience writing a series of hard-boiled suspense novels with action scenes ranging from courtroom drama to high seas horror. Registration is suggested but not required to attend. Chuck Emma is a practicing attorney in Massachusetts and an

Charlotte Harbor Book Festival: The New Man

Military Heritage Museum 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida

The Charlotte Harbor Book Festival presents The New Man by author Richard Hale. From eating quiche to biting the bullet, images of men in literature have often been extreme. Richard Hale, who has written three coming-of-age novels, discusses how showing a character's feelings and trying to make sense of the world help define the new image of men in writing. Registration is encouraged but not required to attend. Richard Hale

Charlotte Harbor Book Festival: I Remember Mawzy

Military Heritage Museum 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida

The Charlotte Harbor Book Festival presents "I Remember Mawzy" with author Myra Allen Kingsbury. Kingsbury's strongest influence was her grandmother, who she called Mawzy. Her tribute to Mawzy, a lavishly illustrated allegory of life in the mountain towns of West Virginia, is the basis of her lecture on how writers can capture, catalog, and recreate their ancestry. Registration is suggested but not required to attend. Myra Allen Kingsbury was raised

Charlotte Harbor Book Festival: Growing Your Environment

Military Heritage Museum 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida

The Charlotte Harbor Book Festival presents "Growing Your Environment" with author Paul LaFleur. Paul LaFleur has written of dying post-industrial communities and backwoods Florida to shape and molds his characters and readers. In this lecture, LaFleur discusses how to create or reproduce a story's environment to illuminate characters. Registration is suggested but not required to attend. Paul LaFleur is the author of four novels and several short stories. A native

Charlotte Harbor Book Festival: Finding Your Voice

Military Heritage Museum 900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, Florida

The Charlotte Harbor Book Festival presents "Finding Your Voice" with author Naomi Pringle. Gray is not an exciting color, but it is the shade books convey when storylines and characters sound alike. Naomi Pringle, author of two creative nonfiction novels, helps authors find their unique voices by crafting unique characters and dialogue. Registration is suggested but not required to attend. Naomi Pringle, author of Ginga Root Tea: An American Journey

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