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Lectures at the Ranch: Weird Florida with Eliot Kleinberg

August 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Weird Florida by Eliot Kleinberg

In 1998, the original Weird Florida posited that Florida was the wackiest of all. That much weirdness called for a second volume in 2006: Weird Florida II: In a State of Shock. Now, more than two decades later, who can argue otherwise? This presentation includes a whirlwind tour of 500 years of Florida history, capped with a strong argument for Florida’s transplants to become Floridians.

Eliot Kleinberg spent more than four decades as a reporter, including more than 33 years at The Palm Beach Post. In addition to covering local news, he wrote extensively about Florida and its history. He produced two history columns and more than a dozen books about the state. He also runs a blog on bad writing and how to fix it called Something Went Horribly Wrong.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

August 3 @ 11:30 am -
August 3 @ 12:30 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Eliot Kleinberg, Author and Journalist
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person

Event Contact:

Elaine Smith
Phone:
(727) 815-7126

Event Venue:

Starkey Ranch Theatre Library Cultural Center
12118 Lake Blanche Dr.
Odessa, Florida 33556
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Venue Phone:
(727) 815-7126

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