Winter Park Library Book Festival

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Winter Park Library Book Festival

 

Celebrating Literary Activism at the Winter Park Library Book Festival! Books have the power to change the world, especially when we are open to hearing from a wide range of voices. Writers, readers and book professionals will be on hand to discuss and applaud inclusive literature.

A day-long celebration of the written word in partnership with Writer’s Atelier. This year’s theme is Literary Activism.

9:00-9:30 Book Festival Check In
9:30-10:00 Opening Keynote speaker Jazmine Bailey
10:00-11:00 Literary Activism: Why, What, How
11:00-12:00 Genres: Common Themes, Commons Restrictions
1:00-2:00 Curating an Inclusive Collection
2:00-3:00 Poetry: Well-Versed in All Backgrounds

The works of all participating authors will be available for sale.

For more information, visit: http://www.winterparkbookfestival.org/

About Winter Park Public Library

The Winter Park Public Library is the place where education, entertainment and enlightenment happen every day.

The Winter Park Public Library began when nine women, all “well educated, capable, energetic, and affluent, came together on the morning of December 9, 1885, to affix the stamp of organization to the Winter Park Circulating Library Association.” The nine women were: Mrs. Elizabeth Hooker, Miss Evaline Lamson, Mrs. W.O. Cady, Miss Mary McClure, Miss Alice Guild, Mrs. C.J. Ladd, Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Cook, and Miss Mary Brown. The Congregational Church parsonage was the site for the organizational meeting.

Winter Park Public Library offers an incredible selection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, music, software, downloadable media and video games, as well as quality programming for people of all ages.