The Largest 1-Day Reading
Festival in Florida.

March 18, 2017

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Centennial Park, Fort Myers (rain or shine)

Learn More About The Festival

This FREE competition gives teens the opportunity to perform live, onstage!

The Battle of the Bands Final Competition will be held at the Festival Saturday, March 19, 2016, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Click here to view 2016 submissions

The Southwest Florida Reading Festival and Lee County Teachers of English are proud to sponsor the annual Aspiring Authors Writing Contest.

The contest has been in existence nearly thirty years. Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit, through their teachers, original writing in the categories of poetry, fiction, and personal memoir.

View contest details

Thriller writer James O. Born shares his first hand experience and lessons he learned the hard way. Learn tips such as the easiest way to plot out a story and ways of making a word processor work for you while starting the Great American Novel.

Click here for more information!

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