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Sunshine State Book Festival 2024

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - January 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Writers Alliance of Gainesville hosts the Fifth Annual Sunshine State Book Festival January 26-27, 2024. Attendees have an opportunity to meet and talk with over 200 local, regional, and state authors. Activities on Saturday include an awards ceremony for seven middle and high school students’ scholarships, storytimes with children’s books authors, a keynote discussion with award-winning author Jack Davis, and a literary heritage program entitled A Conversation with Frederick Douglass and Captain John Brown. For a complete schedule of events, click here.

Free parking is available onsite at the venue. 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 Writers Alliance of Gainesville. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

January 26 @ 7:00 pm -
January 27 @ 5:00 pm


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Event Contact:

Pat Caren
(352) 339-3673

Event Venue:

Hitlon UF Conference Center
1714 SW 34th St.
Gainesville, Florida 32607
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Venue Phone:
(352) 339-3673

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