2011 Amelia Island Book Festival
Friday – February 18, 2011
Authors in Schools
All Nassau County Schools 9:00am – 2:00pm
The Amelia Island Book Festival is proudest of its Authors in Schools Program. Featured Authors visit thousands of students at all Nassau County schools, from kindergarten through high school, for lively talks, readings and programs, inspiring interest in reading and enjoyment of books.
Sponsored by Jim and Attavia Facciolo
SOLD OUTSPECIAL EVENT – AUTHORS, INVITED GUESTS, LIMITED TICKET SALES
Books ‘n Jazz on the Marsh Authors’ Reception
Omni Amelia Island Plantation 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Music by Instant Groove
An entertaining evening of jazz music and featuring keynote speaker Jamie Ford, NYT bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, along with all featured authors and special guests.
$65/individual, $110/couple Limited ticket sales: Dec. 1 for Festival Members and Non-Members Jan. 1
For more information: 904-624-1665.
Sponsored by Debonair
FSC Campus – Betty P. Cook Nassau Center 9:00am – 4:20pm
Tickets: $65 (Luncheon included) on sale Dec. 1 for Festival Members and Non-Members Jan. 1
After January 30th $85
Workshops cover a range of topics concerned with writing, editing, and publishing. Midday will be an entertaining and informative luncheon with keynote speaker New York Times bestselling author Susan Vreeland.
Workshops and Speakers subject to change
Agent & Editor Appointments
FSC Campus – Betty P. Cook Nassau Center 10:00am – 4:00pm
Jim Gilbert, River City Publishing
Holly McClure, Sullivan Maxx Literary Agency
Children’s Chapter FESTIVAL EVENTS
Saturday – February 19, 2011
St. Peter’s Campus 9:00am – 3:00pm
Action, fun, storytelling, and excitement are all a part of The Children’s Chapter. Activities include hands-on crafts, engaging readings and meeting the authors all of which will stimulate the imagination and challenge creativity of all who attend.
Atlantic Recreation Center 12:00 – 1:30pm
Tickets: $40 on sale Dec. 1 for Festival Members and Non-Members Jan. 1
The Authors Luncheon features an author at every table. The keynote speaker will be critically acclaimed and best-selling author Rick Bragg. The lunch is capped off with an awards ceremony and the AIBF Writer’s Scholarship presentation.
Sponsored by Vystar
ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CAMPUS
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
BOOK SALES AND AUTHOR BOOK SIGNINGS ALL DAY IN THE MARKETPLACE.
Marketplace 11:30am – 1:30pm
An informal lunch with various Featured Authors with onsite purchase of box lunch. COME AND CHAT WITH A FAVORITE AUTHOR OR MEET A NEW FAVORITE.
St. Peter’s Campus 9:30am – 4:00pm
The entire community is invited to meet, talk with, and hear authors talk about writing and reading. Author book signings go on all day. And everything is FREE.
Civil Rights Historians
Stetson Kennedy, Wayne Greenhaw and Rodney L. Hurst, Sr. launch Amelia Island Book Festival Saturday line-up.
Award-winning author and human rights champion Stetson Kennedy joins Harper Lee Award winner Wayne Greenhaw and civil rights activist Rodney L. Hurst, Sr. in reminiscing about their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement during the tumultuous 1950s to 1970s in the South.
Saturday, February 19, 2011, 9:30 AM, St. Peter’s Campus. FREE!