Literary Feast 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice:  We are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding COVID-19. The Library Foundation's highest priority is the safety and health of our authors and donors and has chosen to move the date of this year's Feast.

Over the years, this event has connected South Floridians with more than 500 highly-acclaimed authors. Through the generosity of sponsors, dinner hosts, and guests, Literary Feast has raised $4 million for vital Broward County Library programs and services for children and teens.

Its roots date back to 1984 when Betty Lou Rose Ellis and a team of fellow volunteers produced the first fundraising social event, “Le Bal Masque de la Bibliotheque.” In 1988, the team paired nationally recognized authors with intimate dinners in private homes, creating the first Literary Feast.

Over the years, the event has grown to include authors speaking to high school students (Author Day for Students), panel discussions at local Barnes & Noble stores (LitLIVE!), and a highly anticipated women’s luncheon (LitLUNCH!).

The Foundation wants to thank all those who have played such important roles in this unique community tradition and hopes everyone will attend Literary Feast 2020.

Saturday, September 12, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach
801 Seabreeze Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale Beach
Click here to purchase your tickets


2020 Event Committee:

Sen. George LeMieux

Jamie Finizio-Bascombe and Nicole Hanaka

Catalina Avalos, Laurie M. Ernest-Jones, and Kristin Wurzak


To become a sponsor, please contact Robert Ahlness at 954-357-8086.

If you would like to donate to the silent auction, fill out this form and send it to Sarah McKenney.