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Word of South 2021

Pre-Festival Events Leading Up to Word Of South

With the 2021 Word of South festival right around the corner, we wanted to ring in the celebration of music and literature by hosting a few pre-festival events. We’re partnering with Midtown Reader to host virtual talks with talented, award winning authors you won’t want to miss. To find out exactly what we’ve got planned and to register for these pre-festival events in advance, keep reading below!

A Virtual Conversation With…

2020 Florida Book Award Popular Fiction Winners

On Monday, April 5th, Florida Book Award Popular Fiction winners M.E. Browning and Roberta Isleib (writing as Lucy Burdette) will discuss their award-winning books with all who attend our pre-festival event at 7 p.m.!

Karen White

Join us Tuesday, April 6th at 7 p.m. for a virtual pre-festival event where we will be having a conversation with Karen White, a New York Times bestselling author of 28 books including THE LAST NIGHT IN LONDON. 

2020 Florida Book Award General Nonfiction Winners

Don’t miss our last pre-festival event featuring Florida Book Award General Nonfiction winners Paul Magnarella and Elvin Dowling as they discuss their award-winning books on April 8th at 7 p.m.!

A special thank you to our event partner, Midtown Reader, for making these pre-festival events possible. These events serve as a sneak peek into our in-person Word of South Festival, happening April 10 – 11 at Cascades Park!  Make sure you’ve reserved your ticket and plan ahead for the weekend with our festival schedule

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