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Sunshine State Book Festival

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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 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 Elkins



Gary Gordon

Ron Haase



Ann~Marie Magné

Lemoy Malden


Frederick Malphurs



Ransford C Pyle


Elaine Beem Robinson


Carol R Skipper


Gary G. Steele

Fran Sweeney



Lou Ellen Overhultz Watts



Floor Plan