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Books By the Bay Festival 2024

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Books By the Bay, Pensacola’s first outdoor book festival hosted by Emerald Coast Writers, welcomes more than 50 authors and featured speakers, booksellers, and library nonprofit groups. Along with readings, panels, and author talks, the day includes a haiku slam, interactive poetry writing inspirited by photos, a children’s scavenger hunt, bookmark making and poetry writing for kids. Exhibitors will offer used, new, rare, and vintage books and book-inspired art for purchase.

Attendees will enjoy bestselling and notable authors reading their own works in a variety of genres including cozy mystery, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry. More than 20 authors will be in the Author Signing Tent on a rotating basis. Speakers, panels, performances, authors, exhibitors, and children’s activities are located in several locations in downtown Pensacola- Museum Plaza, Voices Multicultural Center, Bowden Building, and along Church Street. All events are free to attend and do not require registration.

Participating authors and groups include John Patrick Green, Paula Lenor Webb, Ginny Myers Sain, Asia Samson and The Asia Project, Dr. Ashley Wellman, Mamie Hixon, Diane Jones Skelton, Lana McAra, Michelle Nelson Schmidt, Dr. Jessica Temple, Dr. Katherine Nelson, Sarah Robinson, Mary Guiterrez, Dr. Vernet Nettles, S. Usher Evans, Paula Delgado-King, Taylor Phillips, Barbara Jenkins, Kyle Ann Robertson, Nancy Nau Sullivan, Rick Outzen, Katherine Nelson Born, Brendan and Lori O’Gara, Andrya Allen, Anne MacDonald, Mark McCraw, M.R. Street, Virginia Kelly, Pensacola Branch League of American Pen Women, Claire Massey, Andrea Jones Walker.

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 the Emerald Coast Writers, 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

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March 23 @ 10:00 am -
March 23 @ 4:00 pm


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Event Contact:

Tonya Dalhaus
(850) 270-8806

Event Venue:

Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center
117 E Government St
Pensacola, Florida 32502
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Venue Phone:
(850) 270-8806

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