Florida Heritage Book Festival

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Ringhaver Student Center at Flagler College

Celebrate the written word at this annual festival and conference, featuring workshops and award-winning authors.

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50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine, FL, 32084
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  • The 2018 Florida Heritage Book Festival will host a day of free events on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Activities are open to the public and take place at the Ringhaver Student Center on the Flagler College campus. Writers and readers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry are encouraged to participate.

    Workshops, presentations and readings take place throughout Saturday, along with special events including critiques of submitted manuscripts by professional writers and free author presentations. See the schedule of workshops and presentations below, and visit here for detailed information.

    The Florida Heritage Book Festival also features a daily Marketplace, with an array of books and book-related merchandise for sale. Find information on how to register to be a vendor.

    Writer's Conference

    Interested writers and anyone who just loves books are welcome to join in Flagler College's celebration of the written word and learn more about Florida's unique literary culture and heritage at this writing festival and conference. Find out more information on the Writer's Conference happening on Friday, September 14, 2018.

    Literary Legends Reception

    This banquet held each year before the Book Festival on Saturday seeks to honor legends in the literary world. Check out more information and book tickets in advance.

    Admission to these events on Saturday, September 15, 2018, are free and open to the public.

    When: Saturday, September 15, 2018.

    Where: The Ringhaver Student Center at Flagler College is located at 50 Sevilla Street.

    Schedule of Workshops and Presentations on Saturday, September 15, 2018: (Still being updated)

    9:00 a.m.Laura Lee Smith, The Ice House
    9:00 a.m.Sylvia Whitman, The Milk of Birds
    9:00 a.m.Larry Loftis, Into the Lion's Mouth
    9:00 a.m.Harold George, SJCBLS The Living Library Project
    10:20 a.m,Jeff Klinkenberg, Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life
    10:20 a.m.Andre Frattino, A Land Remembered
    10:20 a.m.Richard Wickliffe, Inky and the King and Eyes of Poseidon
    10:20 a.m.James O. Born, Haunted
    11:40 a.m.Mark Woods, Lasooing the Sun
    11:40 a.m.Ashley Lear, The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow
    11:40 a.m.Judy Lindquist, Forcing Change
    11:40 a.m.Karen Harvey, The Cultural Influence of Ghosts
    11:40 a.m.Sharon Scholl, Hands-On Poetry Workshop
    1:00 p.m.Tim Dorsey, Clownfish Blues
    1:00 p.m.Kent Wascom, Secessia
    1:00 p.m.Chris Tozier, Olivia Brophie and Aristotle's Lantern
    1:00 p.m.J. Michael Butler, Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida
    1:00 p.m.Bob Lee, Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases: True Stories of Florida Game Wardens
    2:20 p.m. 
    2:20 p.m. 
    2:20 p.m. 
    2:20 p.m. 
    4:00 p.m.End of Festival Events


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