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“Once Upon a Time in Florida:” Book Tour, Panel Four

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Florida Humanities and Sarasota County Library to celebrate the release of Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises . The new book marks Florida Humanities’ 50th anniversary with a collection of 50 timeless stories from FORUM, the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities. As part of a statewide book tour, Jacki Levine, the anthology’s editor, reunites with scholars and writers whose stories were selected to appear in this richly-illustrated coffee table book. At the fourth stop in Sarasota, the conversation will center around Florida as a state of inspiration. Panelists will explore how Florida has been a muse for great literary and artistic minds, as well as what it means to write engaging historic stories for a modern audience.

Registration is requested. A reception of coffee, tea, and light snacks will precede the program at 10 a.m. Books will be available for purchase as well as book signings from the panelists. Parking at the Selby Public Library is city-run and there is a two-hour limit.

This program is co-sponsored by the Sarasota County Library and Florida Humanities. Marketing funding support for Florida Humanities, Florida Humanities Center for the Book’s Anthology Book Tour are provided through an Institute of Museum and Library Services National Book Festival award to the Friends of the State Library and Archives of Florida Inc. Funding for the book tour was provided with funds from 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 at this conference do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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March 15 @ 10:30 am -
March 15 @ 11:30 am


Presenter Information:
Jacki Levine, "Once Upon a Time in Florida" editor and former FORUM magazine editor; Craig Pittman, award-winning journalist; New York Times-bestselling author of several books; and co-host of the Welcome to Florida podcast; Maurice J. O'Sullivan, Award-winning teacher, writer, and filmmaker; the Kenneth Curry Professor of Literature, emeritus, at Rollins College; and president of the Florida Historical Society
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Event Contact:

Stephanie Chill
(727) 873-2013

Event Venue:

Selby Public Library
1331 1st St.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
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Venue Phone:
(727) 873-2013

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