Partner Events

Basics of Writing a Novel

Saturday, March 19, 10am - noon

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. The presentation will deal with general concepts of writing fiction […]

Admission is FREE
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Celebrity Auction

Sunday March 20, 2016 at 11:30am

You and two friends will lunch with Meg Cabot, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens including “The Princess Diaries,” “Mediator” and “Heather Wells” series.

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Evening with the Authors

Friday, March 18, 6 - 9 p.m.

The Evening with the Authors is an opportunity to meet, mingle and dine with the festival’s best-selling authors.

Ticket Sales are CLOSED! SOLD OUT!
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Read Fest Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands

Saturday, March 19, 2016

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.

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Aspiring Authors

Aspiring Authors Writing Contest

CONTEST CLOSED. See winning entries at #6 on the map. Awards will be presented at the Reading Festival from 10am-12:15pm.

Contest Closed!
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Meet the Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard

Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Fort Myers Congregational United Church of Christ, 8210 College Parkway, Fort Myers Author presentation followed by refreshments, book sale and signing. Free. Reservations not required. For details contact Terri Crawford at 239-772-9678.

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Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz

March 15 - April 6

Florida Repertory Theatre in the Historic Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers. CAUTION: LAUGHS AHEAD! Buckle Up for a Hilarious Road Trip through Becky’s Mid-Life Crisis!

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Book-In-A-Day Workshop with Debra Dixon

Saturday, March 12, 9 - 4 p.m.

Author of GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict Presented by the Southwest Florida Romance Writers

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Fundraising Events

Chocolate & Spirits Festival

Chocolate & Spirits Festival

December 2016

Admission is FREE though a three dollar donation is requested. Tickets may be purchased at the event for $1 each and used to purchase chocolate samples and beverages. The number of tickets needed to purchase a chocolate item varies. The Chicago Mob will provide live entertainment and folks can bid on great gifts in the […]

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Read Between the Wines

Fall 2016

Enjoy an evening of mystery, southern dining and a sensational silent auction! Following the presentation Ms. Brown will be available for book signing.

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