Authors, Aspiring Writers and Literary Enthusiasts Flock to the Florida Heritage Book Festival Delights in St. Augustine
Since 2008, The Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference has brought more than 200 nationally known authors and writers to teach, network, and celebrate the literary arts in beautiful St. Augustine.The Festival showcases Florida’s rich and diverse literary legacy, welcoming writers, aspiring authors, editors, publishers and literary enthusiasts to the Nation’s oldest city.
The events that make up the Florida Heritage Book Festival appeal to lovers of fiction and non-fiction alike. Thousands of Festival attendees have participated in author presentations, panel discussions, book signings, and a Writers Conference focusing on both the craft and the business of writing.
Several events make up the Florida Heritage Book Festival.
A full schedule of workshops led by featured authors is the main event of each year’s festival. The series of author talks feature writers from a variety of genres. If you’re into fiction, you may have some tough decisions to make about which author presentations to attend. The same problem arises with nonfiction. There are event sessions for poetry lovers. Featured authors presentations promise to delight book lovers and provide inspiration for aspiring authors.
Dozens of vendors make up the open marketplace where you’ll find booksellers, book binders, literary agencies, printers, editors, retailers, publishers and more. The Festival Marketplace offers opportunities for published authors and other vendors to interact with readers and buyers. Hourly drawings and signings by the Featured Authors keep the Marketplace filled to capacity.
A major part of the Florida Heritage Book Festival is the Writers Conference, which attracts well over one hundred writers from all over the southeast. They come to learn, to be inspired, and to network with other writers.
Literary Legends Awards Banquet
Each year the Florida Heritage Book Festival honors at least one acclaimed author with ties to the Sunshine State. The highlight of the festival, the Literary Legends Awards Banquet is a tradition that has seen some of Florida’s most acclaimed writers accept their awards in person and enthrall audiences with remarks about their legendary careers.
The Florida Heritage Book Festival is a community-based nonprofit organization that depends on donations and support. Funds raised go to the St. Johns County Public Library system and the St. Augustine Record’s Media in Education program. For more information visit FHBookFest.com