The Most Interesting Floridians I Have Known

Presented By Jeff Klinkenberg

Jeff Klinkenberg covers some of the most interesting folks he’s interviewed and profiled in nearly a half a century of Florida travels from Key West of Pensacola. You might hear about the Grand Dame of the Everglades, his old friend Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Dessie Prescott Smith, who taught Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings how to hunt and fish, and the north woods hermit Nathan Martin, who almost never wears shoes in the 21st century.

Required Equipment:

  • Projector with HDMI connection or adapter

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Jeff Klinkenberg

Jeff Klinkenberg

Jeff Klinkenberg is the latest winner of the Florida Humanities Council’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. He’s the author of “Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life,’’ a collection of essays about growing up in Florida and the places, people and things that make our state unique. “Nobody writes about the real Florida with as much insight and affection as Jeff Klinkenberg,’’ says Carl Hiaasen, author of the best seller Razor Girl. “His essays — spanning the length and breadth of this intoxication, infuriating state — are pure gems.” Prepare yourself for an entertaining program that features Jeff’s celebrated storytelling, a slide show and videos.