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Off the Page Literary Celebration
November 1 @ 11:00 am - November 18 @ 11:00 am
Sarasota County Libraries and Historical Resources and the Library Foundation for Sarasota County hosts the Off the Page Literary Celebration. Off the Page includes two weeks of programming from November 1 through 18 featuring best-selling authors Neil Gaiman, Sam Kean, Sarah McLean, Sarah Penner, and Raina Telgemeier.. This event includes local authors, writing workshops, book signings, panels, and more across all 10 county library branches.
Participating authors and presenters include: Dr. Ryan Van Cleave, Head of Creative Writing at Ringling College of Art and Design Emily Nemens, Author and Hermitage Fellow Kenny Coogan, Education Director of the International Carnivorous Plant Society Sarah McLean, Bestselling Author Laura Shoemaker, Poet and Visiting Professor at University of South Florida Kirya Traber, Author and Hermitage Fellow Craig Pittman, Journalist and Author Tamara Lush, Journalist and Author Neil Gaiman, Bestselling Author Ron Prouty, Author Peggy Donho, Author Dianne Ochiltree, Author Sylvia Whitman, Author and Writing Instructor at Ringling College of Art and Design Dr. Bob Gussin, Founding Partner and CEO of Oceanview Publishing Dr. Pat Gussin, Founding Partner and Chief Editor, Oceanview Publishing Don Bruns, Author Susan Klaus, Author Ward Larsen, Author Rick Dakan, Author and Writing Instructor at Ringling College of Art and Design Raina Telgemeier, Bestselling Author and Illustrator Dr. Roy Peter Clark, Writer and Editor at the Poynter Institute Dr. Gary Mormino, Professor Emeritus at University of South Florida Sam Kean, Bestselling Science Writer Sarah Penner, Bestselling Author John Herzog, Illustrator and Educator at Ringling College of Art and Design Oliver Dominguez, Illustrator and Educator at Ringling College of Art and Design Jenin Mohammed, Illustrator Katherine Blackmore, Illustrator Glenn Schudel, Writer and Instructor at Ringling College of Art and Design
No registration is required for any event. Seating is first-come first-served.
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 Sarasota County. 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. Additional contribution was provided by the Friends of the Venice Public Library and lead partner organizations, Hermitage Artist Retreat and Ringling College of Art and Design.
November 1 @ 11:00 am -
November 18 @ 11:00 am