January 24 – 26, 2020
This page, and those linked from it, allow you to see some of the features of our 2020 book festival.
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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.
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.
Saturday festival attendees could win free books by visiting at least 10 author booths, and then entering a drawing.
Festival attendees were invited to attend six presentations and panel discussions by well-known authors and subject matter experts.
The 2020 Sunshine State Book Festival was funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County, FL. Additional funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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