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2023 Sunshine State Book Festival

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - January 28 @ 5:00 pm

Florida’s amazing literary history is celebrated at the Sunshine State Book Festival 2023 hosted by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. Happening January 27th and 28th, the community gathers together with Florida authors for readings, signings, storytimes, and family activities to engage with Florida’s literary landscape. On Friday, January 27 from 7 to 9 pm, community sponsors, and the public can meet and mingle with fellow readers and authors to kick off the festival. Free refreshments will be provided. Throughout the day on Saturday, January 28, over two-dozen participating authors share their works through readings, panels, storytimes, and discussions in a variety of genres. Janis Owens, Floridian and notable author of four novels and a regional cookbook, presents the keynote address at 1 pm.

This festival is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant in partnership with the Writers Alliance of Gainesville.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

January 27 @ 7:00 pm -
January 28 @ 5:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Authors from Florida Janis Owens, Author; keynote presenter
Event Fee:
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Event Contact:

Pat Caren
(352) 485-2666

Event Venue:

Trinity United Methodist Church
4000 NW 53rd Avenue
Gainesville, Florida 32653
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Venue Phone:
(352) 485-2666

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