2019 Literary Feast Press Release



Literary Feast Brings International Bestselling Authors to Fort Lauderdale in Support of Library Programming

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 13, 2018 (UPDATED JAN 15, 2019) -- The Broward Public Library Foundation is announcing the event schedule for Literary Feast 2019, the annual celebration of books and authors, on March 1-2. Fourteen bestselling authors will be in attendance at the multiple-event celebration that supports Broward County Library programs.

Events include:

Author Day for Students on March 1, 2019 - authors visit Broward County High Schools for two hours where they may speak to hundreds of students, meet and greet with the faculty, be interviewed by the school paper or any other fun events planned by the school

LitLIVE! on March 1, 2019 - panel discussions with authors at three area Barnes & Noble stores that a divided by the fiction, nonfiction and mystery genres

Night of Literary Feasts on March 2, 2019 - begins with a Welcome Reception and Silent Auction at Bahia Mar- Fort Lauderdale Beach, followed by private dinners at exclusive locations around the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.

Literary Feast 2019 authors and the books they are promoting are as follows:

Ronald H. Balson – The Girl from Berlin
James O. Born – Ambush
Dave Cullen – Parkland
Beck Dorey-Stein – From the Corner of the Oval
Ben Fritz – The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies
Peter Hellman – In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire
Pam Jenoff – The Lost Girls of Paris
Shari Lapena – An Unwanted Guest
Senator George LeMieux – Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State
Lydia Millet – Fight No More
Lori Rader-Day – Under a Dark Sky
Daniel Stone – The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats
James Swain – The King Tides
Beatriz Williams – The Summer Wives

LitLIVE! will be held at Barnes & Noble bookstores in Broward County from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During the event, there will be opportunity for book purchases and signings, and a percentage of all sales will benefit the Foundation. Authors will give brief remarks followed by questions from the audience. Participating Barnes & Noble stores are: B&N Fort Lauderdale (2051 N. Federal Highway), B&N Plantation (591 S. University Drive), and B&N Pembroke Pines (11820 Pines Boulevard).

Night of Literary Feasts’ Welcome Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a gala cocktail party in the Bahia Mar – Fort Lauderdale Beach Commodore Ballroom (801 Seabreeze Boulevard). The reception includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, book sales and signings with all 14 authors and an outstanding silent auction. At 7:30 p.m., guests depart for intimate dinners featuring an author hosted in private homes or upscale restaurants.

For tickets or additional information, visit the Broward Public Library Foundation’s website, bplfoundation.org or call (954) 357-7382. Everyone is welcome to LitLIVE! but reservations are required. Tickets to Night of Literary Feasts are $175; for an additional donation of $150, you will be guaranteed your first or second choice of literary dinners. To learn when tickets become available, join the Foundation’s mailing list at: www.bplfoundation.org/contact-us.

About Literary Feast

The “Feast” was established in 1988 to raise funds to support public library programs. This vital community event has raised more than $4 million since its inception, with a mission of supporting Broward County Library literacy programs and services that enrich the entire community. Selected sponsorships are still available. The 2019 Literary Feast Presenting Sponsors are Helen Ingham Foundation and The Haller Foundation, and the Welcome Reception Sponsor is JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

About the Broward Public Library Foundation

Founded in 1982, the nonprofit Broward Public Library Foundation raises private dollars for the Broward County Library system, which has the distinction of being one of the 10 largest public library systems in the United States and the largest in the state of Florida. Each year, more than nine million walk-in customers visit the system's 38 branch locations and countless others access a wealth of free resources using digital e-technology. Through the generosity of its donors, the Broward Public Library Foundation is able to underwrite numerous programs and events that complement those already funded by Broward County tax dollars, such as ACT/SAT prep classes for high school students, the Summer Learning Program and the annual Books 'n' Bears at the Holidays program for preschool children.

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Keljik
(954) 357-7384
jkeljik@bplfoundation.org