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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Jacki Levine

Jacki Levine, a longtime Florida journalist, is editor of the anthology, Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises, published by Florida Humanities through the University Press of Florida, 2023. From 2017 to 2021, Levine was editor of FORUM, the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Prior to that she was managing editor of the Gainesville Sun for 14 years and founding editor of Gainesville Magazine.

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Miami Beach, Levine graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder (BS in journalism) and the University of Florida (MAJC) in Mass Communications. She lives in Gainesville, where she is actively involved in many charitable and service organizations. She’ll be appearing at Word of South as part of our panel of non-fiction Florida Book Award winners.