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The 2020 Sunshine State Book Festival celebrated Gainesville’s amazing literary history and culture with three days of events.
A Friday night reception at the Matheson Historical Museum culminated with the presentation of Ernest Hemingway’s letters to Santa Fe College.
Hilary Hemingway presented 75 of Ernest Hemingway’s letters to Santa Fe College.
The Saturday Book Festival at the beautiful Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall brought 3,000 readers to meet 75 authors and hear presentations by six well-known authors.
The Sunday literary heritage tour portrayed three notable authors who wrote and lived in the area, William Bartram, Robert Frost, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Photos by David Campione, Dwight Bennett, Bonnie Ogle & Karen Porter