DATE: March 7, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Natasha Rogers, Broward Public Library Foundation
The 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! – from 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 – from 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.
The Broward Public Library Foundation is committed to enhancing the collections, programs and services of the Broward County Library system beyond the means of public funding.
The award-winning Broward County Libraries Division, founded in 1974, is the ninth largest library system in the nation by population served and one of the busiest, with more than 9 million walk-in customers visiting its 40 locations annually. The library has more than 3.4 million items and 2,000 computers for public use and offers hundreds of events and programs to meet the needs of the Broward County's diverse community. It continues its strong emphasis on literacy, after-school programs and electronic access. In addition to our comprehensive web site, www.broward.org/library, customers can visit BCL WoW – Broward County Library Without Walls – for free eBooks, music, audiobooks, apps and more. Customers may also follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter. Libraries Division also administers the services, programs, collections and exhibits of the Historical Commission.