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“Once Upon a Time in Florida” Book Tour, Panel Two: Florida Comes of Age

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Florida Humanities and the Orange County Regional History Center 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 our second stop in Orlando, the conversation will center around Florida during the twentieth century, from the space race to Florida’s image on the small screen, as well as what it means to write engaging historic stories for a modern audience.

A reception of coffee, tea, and light snacks will precede the program. Registration is strongly suggested, but not required. Attendees will receive validation for two hours of free parking in the Library Garage (one parking validation per party of visitors). Historical Society members receive validation for four hours of parking in the library parking garage. The History Center is handicapped accessible with elevators on every floor. Two handicapped parking spaces are available on the north side of the building on E. Washington Street.

This program is co-sponsored by the Orange County Regional History Center 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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January 14 @ 1:30 pm -
January 14 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Jacki Levine, "Once Upon a Time in Florida" editor and former FORUM magazine editor; Andrea Brunais, Poet; writer; and painter; Eric Deggans, TV Critic for NPR; author; and adjunct instructor of journalism and public policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University; Gary R. Mormino, Noted Florida historian; author; and Frank E. Duckwall Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
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Event Contact:

Stephanie Chill

Event Venue:

Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801
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Venue Phone:
(407) 836-8516

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