Friday, February 19, 2016

Amelia Island Book Festival

 Book Festival

Amelia Island is known as the island of eight flags. The island could also be know as the island of amazing festivals. This coming weekend is the 15th annual Amelia Island Book festival, February 18-20, a festival that has grown and changed as the times demand. 
Steve Berry has been a supporter of and participant in the festival from its very earliest days and the early days of his successful writing career. As honorary chairperson, Berry has coordinated this year's focus - An Amelia Island Encounter-Action, Thrills and Mystery. All proceeds go toward the Festival's long-standing commitment of promoting literacy to the students of our Nassau County Public Schools.
For the three days of the festival, a collection of New York Times, USA Today and Internationally bestselling authors will share their talent and ideas as well as signing books. Authors include Steve Berry, Greg Iles, Andrew Gross, Janice Gable Bashman, Brenda Jackson as well as regional and local writers.
It all starts with the Kick-off Luncheon featuring a keynote address by NYT bestselling thriller writer, Andrew Gross, set for Thursday, February 18, 2016, noon to 2PM at the Ocean Clubhouse on the Amelia Island Plantation.
Teens Scenes are free events happening on Thursday evening, February 18, 2016, from 6 to 8 PM Middle and high school students can choose from among four offerings designed especially for young people and presented by noted authors.
On Friday, February 19, at FSCJ-Nassau Campus in Yulee, Steve and Elizabeth Berry are conducting their highly sought after, Lessons from a Best-seller Writers Workshop.  

The Festival's signature fundraising event, the Author Face-off Gala will be held Friday at 6:00 PM at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort ballrooms. Ticket holders will be in for a memorable evening when some of the most celebrated thriller authors in America-Steve Berry, Greg Iles, Andrew Gross, and Janice Gable Bashman meet face-to-face in an engaging and scintillating exchange.
The climax of the Festival's events is the Author Expo/Readers Extravaganza, offers a scintillating day for all ages with more than 100 noted authors of all genres. With FREE admission and free parking, the Expo runs from 10 AM to 6 PM Saturday, February 20, at the Fernandina Beach Middle School Campus. 
For a complete listing of all the authors who are coming or to get details for each event, directions and to purchase ticket or make a donation, visit, or call 904.624.1665

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