25th Literary Feast
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The Broward Public Library Foundation Presents 25 Years
of Literary Feast

Literary Feast 2013The 25th edition of Literary Feast, a well-known community event that has brought more than 365 authors to Broward County since it began in 1988, will once again celebrate books and authors at a series of events from March 15-18, 2013. Last year, the Broward Public Library Foundation raised more than $130,000 at Literary Feast to support both children's and adult literacy programs and services for the Broward County Library.

Twenty-one authors, including Lee Woodruff, Bob Spitz and best-selling mystery writers Tess Gerritsen and Meg Gardiner will attend this year's event. South Florida's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry will be featured exclusively on Sunday, March 17 at Feast's Night Out poolside at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six.

During the four-day festival, the Literary Feast authors will speak to donors, students and South Florida's book-loving community at events including the free LitLIVE! on Sunday, March 17 at the Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center. For details or to buy tickets, please visit www.LiteraryFeastOnline.org or call 954-357-7382.

Literary Feast Events

  • LitLUNCH! – 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 15. This luncheon featuring author Lee Woodruff opens the Literary Feast weekend at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six’s revolving Pier Top restaurant overlooking scenic Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are $65.
  • A Night of Literary Feasts – 6 p.m., Saturday, March 16. Meet this year’s Feast authors at a fabulous cocktail party while enjoying an open bar, appetizers and a distinctive silent auction. Dinner ticket holders go on to dinners featuring one or two authors hosted in private homes and upscale restaurants.
    Cocktail Reception Only Tickets – $75
    Night of Literary Feasts Tickets – General Attendees $175
  • LitLIVE! – 12:30 to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 17. This free public event features all the authors participating in a series of lectures, discussions and book signings at the Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 (954-262-5477) on the Davie campus of Nova Southeastern University.
  • Feast’s Night Out with Dave Barry – 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, March 17. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Dave Barry will be joining our Literary Feast authors exclusively for a casual poolside reception celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the final evening of another fabulous literary festival. Tickets are $40.

 Books by Literary Feast Authors Available Now @ BCL:

Book Jacket for: The lost ones The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins
Book Jacket for: In the kingdom of men : a novel In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes
Book Jacket for: Insane city Insane City by Dave Barry
Book Jacket for: The age of desire : a novel The Age of Desire by Jennie Fields
Book Jacket for: Ransom river Ransom River by Meg Gardiner
Book Jacket for: Last to die : a novel

Last to Die: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen

Book Jacket for: The new New Deal : the hidden story of change in the Obama era

The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era by Micheal Grunwald

Book Jacket for: The baker's son : my life in business : the story of how the Golden Krust empire was built, from a village ...

The Baker’s Son: My Life in Business by Lowell Hawthorne

Book Jacket for: Aerogrammes : and other stories

Aerogrammes: and Other Stories by Tania James

Book Jacket for: All natural : a skeptic's quest to discover if the natural approach to diet, childbirth, healing, ... All Natural: A Skeptic’s Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier by Nathanael Johnson
Book Jacket for: Hidden America : from coal miners to cowboys, an extraordinary exploration of the unseen people who make ... Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Book Jacket for: The innocents The Innocents by Francesca Segal
Book Jacket for: Dearie : the remarkable life of Julia Child Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz
Book Jacket for: Those we love most [electronic resource]

Those We Love the Most by Lee Woodruff

Book Jacket for: The hammer and the anvil : Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the end of slavery in America The Hammer and the Anvil: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery in America by Dwight Zimmerman