South Florida Book Festival

sfbf logoCelebrate the “Book Life” at the 2018 South Florida Book Festival

Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st ​​

The 2018 South Florida Book Festival at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will feature a fantastic line-up of authors, speakers, renowned chefs, presenters and more. Enjoy book discussions, talks and signings, free workshops, cooking demonstrations and more. Stay connected with #SoFloBookFest


View this year's featured authors!

2018 sfbf authors


Signature Evening Event

Friday, July 20th, 7-9:30PM - Eat, Drink, Read: A Literary Culinary Experience  - Tickets

Held at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC)

2017 Taste of the Islands event
Sample culinary and literary delights, enjoy craft cocktails, see old friends and make new ones at this over-21, ticket-required event. Featured guests include Kevin Belton, the New Orleans-based PBS television celebrity chef; Melba Wilson, Harlem restaurateur and soul food superstar; Taymer Mason, a Caribbean sensation specializing in vegan cuisine; and Jerrelle Guy, award-winning food photographer and baker extraordinaire.

Attendees will meet the celebrity chefs and sample literary-inspired selections from each one's cookbook. The culinary experience will be paired with cocktails courtesy of Victor George (first African-American vodka distributor) and Barefoot Wine. 

The $40 ticket is all-inclusive for food, cocktails, live entertainment, gated parking and a complimentary book of your choice from any of the 2018 South Florida Book Festival authors.

Proceeds benefit The Friends of AARLCC, which sponsors programs for children and adults. Tickets are available at the door or online.

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