Partner Events


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.

Advanced ticket prices end February 1st
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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.

Entry submission deadline is February 15th
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Aspiring Authors

Aspiring Authors Writing Contest

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. Grade level and […]

Entries must be sent by February 17th
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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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