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BookMania! 2024: Sea Stories—Fact and Fiction

March 2 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am

BookMania! 2024 hosts authors Kevin Sites and Earl Swift for a panel on sea survival stories both fact and fiction. Moderated by Peggy Chittum, the authors discuss themes of survival, love, loss, and redemption in unpredictable environments.

Kevin Sites is an award-winning journalist and author. He has worked as a reporter for more than thirty years, half of that covering war and disaster for ABC, CNN, NBC, Yahoo News, and Vice News. He is the author of three books on war, In The Hot Zone, The Things They Cannot Say , and Swimming with Warlords. The Ocean Above Me is his first novel.

Earl Swift is the author of the New York Times bestseller Chesapeake Requiem, which was named to ten best-of-the-year lists in 2018. A former reporter for the Virginian-Pilot and a contributer to Outside and other publications, he is a fellow of Virginia Humanities at the University of Virginia.

Since its inception in 1995, BookMania! has hosted over 450 emerging and best-selling authors, attracting participants from all over the United States. All panels will be recorded and shared on Martin County Library System’s YouTube page after the festival.

Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc.. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 2 @ 9:15 am -
March 2 @ 10:00 am


Presenter Information:
Peggy Chittum,Moderator Kevin Sites, Author, The Ocean Above Me Earl Swift, Author Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island
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Event Venue:

Jensen Beach High School
2875 NW Goldenrod Rd.
Jensen Beach, Florida 34957
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Venue Phone:
(772) 219-4968

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