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Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country


Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country by Craig Pittman.

Some people regard Florida as nothing but the “Punchline State” because so many weird things happen here. Craig Pittman argues that is also the greatest state with the greatest impact on other states. In this presentation based on his hilarious and thought-provoking New York Times bestselling book Oh Florida!, Mr. Pittman explains how what he calls “The Most Interesting State” got to be the way it is. Registration is not required. Admission is free.

Craig Pittman is a native Floridian. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus”. After 31 years at the Tampa Bay Times, he now writes a weekly column on environmental issues for the Florida Phoenix and co-hosts the podcast “Welcome to Florida”. He has written six non-fiction books about Florida and lives in St. Petersburg.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Friends of the Island Library. 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.

Events Details:

Date/time: October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Presented By:

Craig Pittman, Writer

Event Fee:

Free

Event Type:

In-person

Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Janet Riggs
Phone:
(202) 445-4237

Event Venue:

Anna Maria Island Library
5701 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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Phone:
(202) 445-4237



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