Partner Events

Evening with the Authors

Friday, March 17, 2017 from 5 – 9 p.m.

Meet, mingle and dine with some of the nation’s best-selling authors at the Evening with the Authors!
Friday, March 17 at the Marina at Edison Ford located at 2360 West 1st Street in downtown Fort Myers.
The evening features dockside cocktails, a buffet dinner and a dessert reception outside in the beautiful coconut grove on the Edison Estate at sunset!

Ticket sales close midnight March 3, 2017.
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Battle of the Bands

Finals - Saturday, March 18, 2017

Vote online for the best band!

The top three bands will advance to the The Battle of the Bands Final Competition to be held at the Reading Festival Saturday, March 18, 2017, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Reading Rocks! Contest is only open to bands of two or more individuals who are residents of Charlotte, Lee, Collier and Hendry counties and are between the ages of 13 to 19 years old on the date of entry.

Online Voting Closes Midnight March 1, 2017!
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel

Feb. 14-Mar. 8, 2017

To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel Presented by the Florida Repertory Theater Feb. 14-Mar. 8, 2017 Show Times: Tue – Sat: 8 p.m. / Wed & Sun: 2 p.m. /Select Sat: 2 p.m. Florida Repertory Theatre in the Historic Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this uniquely American story has […]

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Art Poems

Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m.

Art Poems Presented by the Alliance for the Arts Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers A collaboration that challenges artists and poets to create new works culminating in an exhibit and poetry program. Price $10. For details visit: www.ArtInLee.org or 239-939-2787.

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Meet the Author: Cassandra King

Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

Meet the Author: Cassandra King Thursday, March 16 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 visit www.fmcucc.org or call 239-549-8283.

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Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter…Oh my! Social Media for Authors

Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m.

Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter…Oh my! Social Media for Authors Presented by the Southwest Florida Romance Writers Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Dr. Bonita Springs Panel discussion on how use social media to promote your books. Free. For details call Christina Westcott at 239-731-0305.

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Aspiring Authors

Aspiring Authors Writing Contest

See the winning entries at the Reading Festival!

Be sure to see the winning entries at the Reading Festival!
Students from all Lee County-based schools, grades K-12, were eligible to enter.

Each grade level was judged separately. There is a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner in each category if there are enough excellent submissions. All winners receive ribbons; this year first, second, and third place winners receive book store gift cards. Five overall level winners will be chosen to receive an additional gift card.

See the winners at the Reading Festival K2 on the map.
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FGCU College of Education Literacy Festival

Friday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

FGCU College of Education Literacy Festival Friday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. FGCU Lawn, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Fort Myers The Literacy Festival will feature seven children’s authors: Mark Wayne Adams, Edward Bloor, Sharon Flake, Debra Frasier, David Lopez, Lynn Morgan, and Lisa Wroble. Andy Larson from Cranium CoRE will also present. […]

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Fundraising Events

Chocolate & Spirits Festival 2016

Friday, Dec 2 from 6-8 p.m.

Lee County’s Largest Chocolate Tasting Event! Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Market Plaza at the Gulf Coast Town Center – 9903 Gulf Coast Main St. Estero Live entertainment by the Brittany Russell Band and fabulous silent auction items! The event is FREE, though a $3 donation is requested. Tickets may be purchased at […]

Bring all your friends!
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