30th Literary Feast Brings International Bestselling Authors to Fort Lauderdale in Support of Library Programming
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 3, 2018 -- The Broward Public Library Foundation has announced the event schedule for the 2018 Literary Feast, May 4-5, 2018. Sixteen international bestselling authors will be in attendance at the multiple-event celebration that supports library programs. Events include:
Literary Feast 2018 Invited Authors Include:
Author Day for Students, an event of Literary Feast weekend, puts emphasis on literature and the writing process to reach more than 3,500 high school students each year, and is an innovative learning opportunity for Broward County high school students. Since the program began in 1993, more than 45,000 students have met nationally recognized authors, learned about writing and publishing as career paths, and stretched their creativity through the writing of short stories. This event is generously sponsored by I. Lorriane Thomas and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
LitLIVE! will be held at three Barnes & Noble stores from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The event is free to the public but seating must be reserved in advance. 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 Dr.), and B&N Pembroke Crossings, Pembroke Pines (11820 Pines Boulevard). LitLIVE! is generously sponsored by Nova Southeastern University.
The Night of Literary Feasts Welcome Reception and Author Dinners will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a gala cocktail party in the Pier Sixty-Six Panorama Room (2301 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale). The reception includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, book sales and signings 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. The 2018 Literary Feast Presenting Sponsor is the Helen Ingham Foundation and the Welcome Reception Sponsor is JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
For tickets or additional information, click here or call (954) 357-7382. LitLIVE! tickets are free to the public but must be reserved in advance. A Night of Literary Feast tickets start at $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 the 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. Gold and Silver Sponsors for the event include: Ryder System, Inc.; Neil Ellenoff; Richard Ingham; Shuham & Shuham, P.A.; Shutts & Bowen, LLP; The Haller Foundation; The Peter S. Mozino Foundation with Joan Readding, Barbara Seegul and Ted Mozino. Click here for a full list of sponsors.
About the Broward Public Library Foundation
Founded in 1982, the Broward Public Library Foundation serves as the fundraising arm 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 compliment those already funded by Broward County tax dollars, such as ACT/SAT prep classes for high school students, computer training classes for adults, a summer reading program for both children and adults and the annual Books 'n' Bears at the Holidays program for preschool children.