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Evening with the Authors

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

Presented by the Lee County Library System & Books-A-Million

Friday, March 20, 6 – 9 p.m.

The Marina at Edison Ford - 2360 West 1st Street,Fort Myers

Advance tickets $45 before Feb 16; Regular Tickets $50.

Ticket sales close midnight March 5, 2015.


Reservations required go to


Famous Author Lecture & Lunch Series

Mondays, Noon to 2 p.m.

Jan. 19, Deborah Crombie  

Feb. 16, William Martin

Mar. 16, Lisa See

Apr. 20, Deidre Marie Capone 

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers

Ticket price: $35 per person, Author meet /greet and table of 8 for $350.

For details visit or call 239-333-1933.


Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne Adapted by Mark Brown

Feb. 10 – March 4

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

An ingenious and imaginative adaptation of the classic adventure! Jules Verne meets The 39 Steps and last season’s The Hound of the Baskervilles!

Ticket price: $25, $29, $45, $49

For details visit or call 239-332-4488.


From Page to Stage:  Vignette of Fascinatin' Gershwin 

Thursday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Road, Lehigh Acres

A dazzling revue of the Gershwin Songbook! Features classic tunes like Summertime and They Can’t Take That Away From Me!


For details visit or call 239-533-4000.


An Evening with Southwest Florida’s Own Romance Writers

Friday, March 13 from 4 to 7 p.m.

MacIntosh Book Store, 2407 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island

Come meet your local authors and pick up a signed copy of From Florida with Love the group's Florida themed romance anthology. Refreshments will be served.


For details visit or call 239-731-0305.


Meet the Author: Shelly King

Thursday, March 19 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.


David Hagberg Presentation, Lunch & Book Sale/Signing

Friday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Rasmussen College, 9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Suite 100, Fort Myers

Lunch is provided by Panera Bread

Price: $10 for community members (free for Rasmussen students and alumni)  

RSVP deadline: Friday, March 13

Contact Dr. Amy Teprovich, 239-477-2135,


Luncheon with Susan Mallery

Monday, March 23 at 11:30 a.m.

Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club, 20300 Country Club Dr., Estero

Presented by the Friends of the South County Regional Library

Ticket price $33, includes lunch.

For details and reservations contact


From Page to Stage: Vignette of Dividing the Estate

Tuesday, March 24 at 2 p.m.

Fort Myers Regional Library in the Meeting Room 1651 Lee Street, Fort Myers

Resentment, Family Dysfunction and Sibling Rivalry Have Never Been More Fun!


For details visit or call 239-533-4000.

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