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Sunshine State Book Festival

Meet These Authors and More

Festival Hours

January 25, 2020
Festival open to the public
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunny or Not

The festival is completely indoors and will be held rain or shine.

On this page you will find photos and website information for the many authors participating in the main day-long event Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall. There you will meet these and other authors.

Registered Authors: Click here for info about exhibit space and festival venue.

Free!

Free Admission

Free Hourly prize drawings

Free Hourly Presentations by notable authors and subject matter experts

 

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Guest Speaker
Saturday 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Hilary Hemingway
Topic: Remembering Uncle Ernest

 

 

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Guest Speaker
Saturday 12:00 – 12:45 PM
Author and UF Professor
Dr. Kevin McCarthy
Topic: Gainesville’s Literary Heritage

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Guest Speaker
Saturday 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Nebula Award winner
Joe Haldeman
Topic: An Interview: Books, Movies, and War

 
 

 

 

Festival site

Fine Arts Hall

Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall
3000 NW 83rd St.
Gainesville, FL.
close to I-75 and NW 39th Ave. with plentiful parking. Google Map

 
 
 

 

* Following their presentation guest speakers will spend a limited time signing books at:

 

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Guest Speaker
Saturday 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Author and UF Professor
Dr. Steve Noll
Topic: Florida Sports History: It's More than just Fun & Games

 

 

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Guest Speaker
Saturday 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Freelance Author
John Dunn
Topic: Drying Up, The Fresh Water Crisis in Florida

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Guest Speaker
Saturday 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Award winning poet
Lola Haskins
Topic: How Heeding Florida's Past and the Natural Beauty That Survived It Can Change Our Future

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Information Table

Writers Alliance of Gainesville,
Bacopa Literary Magazine,
and Sunshine State Book Festival

 

 

 

 

Loren Colden
 

Art Crummer
 

Jenifer P Dearinger
 

 

Rosemarie Dinklage
 

 

Jessica L Elkiins
 

 

Gary Gordon
 

 

Ron Haase
 

 

Burt Kempner
 

 

Ann~Marie Magné
 

Lemoy Malden
 

Frederick Malphurs
 

 

 

 

Ransford C Pyle
 

 

Elaine Beem Robinson
 

 

Carol R Skipper
 

 

Dorothy Staley
 

Gary G. Steele
 

Fran Sweeney
 

 

 

Lou Ellen Overhultz Watts
 

 

 

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