Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG)

October 14, 2021

The 2022 Sunshine State Book Festival starts January 29, 2022 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Oak Mall, 6419 W. Newberry Road, Gainesville, Florida. The festival presents an opportunity to meet and engage with authors, purchase books and have them signed. In addition, there will be a children’s area with storytellers and other activities. On Sunday, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Festival attendees are also invited to four presentations by five well-known authors at the Matheson History Museum.  There’s no charge for admission. At 1 p.m., Carol Richardson, Program Director of A. Quinn Jones Museum will present Voices of Color: Negro Spirituals to Black Education.  At 2 p.m., Robert Knight, President of Odum Springs Institute and author of Silenced Springs, will present Saving Florida’s Springs: A Prescription for Springs’ Health.  At 3 p.m., Robert Mason, New York times best selling author of Chickenhawk, and Patience Mason, author of Recovering from the War, will present Writing About War: Two Views.  At 4 p.m., Paul Ortiz, Director of the Samuel T. Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida and author of An African American and Latiinx History of the United States will present People Power: A Vision for the Twenty-first Century.  For more information visit Sunshine State Book Festival

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