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Writing for the Public Good Book Launch

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hybrid Hybrid Event
Book Launch with Steve Noll

The Matheson History Museum welcomes back author and UF master lecturer Dr. Steve Noll for the launch of his newest book Writing for the Public Good.

For the safety of staff and attendees, capacity will be limited to 75 people and masks are required. Admission is free but registration is required, click here to register.

A virtual option via Zoom is available for those who cannot attend in person. Click here for the virtual option.

Writing for the Public Good presents a selection of over 100 important opinion pieces from David R. Colburn (1942-2019) and Senator Bob Graham, two of the most influential public figures in contemporary Florida. Spanning 30 years and addressing a wide variety of topics that continue to be relevant today, these essays show the key role of Florida in modern American life and politics and illustrate the power of civic engagement in tackling issues facing the nation.

Together, these essays chart the history of modern Florida, reflecting the state’s rise to a Sunbelt powerhouse that is often at the center of national conversations. Colburn and Graham challenge readers to consider and discuss different perspectives on current issues and, above all, to respond. Readers will come away with renewed hope that their actions can make a difference to improve society and will be inspired to work for a better tomorrow.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 23 @ 4:00 pm -
April 23 @ 5:30 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Steve Noll, Author and UF Master Lecturer
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
Combination of in-person and virtual/online
Event Registration Link:
Click here to register

Event Contact:

Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney
Phone:
(352) 378-2280
Email:
director@mathesonmuseum.org

Event Venue:

Matheson History Museum
513 East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
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