2020 Literary Feast Press Release


Library Foundation Introduces First-Ever Virtual Literary Feast

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Eight notable authors will be the featured guests at the Broward Public Library Foundation’s first virtual Literary Feast, the 32nd annual celebration of books and writers, on September 12, 2020.

Literary Feast Co-Chairs Nicole Hanaka and Jamie Finizio-Bascombe are working closely with Foundation staff and board members to bring the exciting and intimate Literary Feast format to a virtual platform.

The Literary Feast 2020 Presenting Sponsors are Helen Ingham Foundation and The Haller Foundation.

Proceeds support a variety of Broward County Library literacy programs for children and adults, including the Summer Learning Program, Children’s BookFest, and SAT/ACT Workshops for high school students.

The event starts at 7:00 pm. All guests will be encouraged to sign onto their Zoom account before the start of the event. The welcome reception, underwritten by JM Family Enterprises, will last for about 10 minutes and then all guests will be moved into break out rooms with the author of their choice. In each of the breakout rooms, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the author after hearing him/her speak.

Literary Feast 2020 authors and their books are as follows:

Jeff Abbott – Never Ask Me
Tasha Alexander – In the Shadow of Vesuvius
Holly George-Warren – Janis: Her Life and Music
Adam Higginbotham – Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Susie Levan – Getting to Forgiveness: What a Near-Death Experience Can Teach Us About Life and Love
Adam Platt – The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony
Kwei Quartey – The Missing American
William C. Rempel – The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History
& more to come…

Guests can choose to simply attend the event or receive a gift box of wine and charcuterie to enjoy during the event. For tickets or additional information, visit bplfoundation.org/literary-feast or call 954-357-7382. Tickets start at $40 for attendance only to the event, $75 for a single ticket plus gift box, and $150 for two tickets and a two-person gift box. To stay up-to-date on all events, join the Foundation’s mailing list at 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.

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