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Channeling Anna Fletcher - Tim Gilmore

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Local author and historian Tim Gilmore returns to Completely Booked this week to chat about his recently published book, Channeling Anna Fletcher: On Seances and Women’s Rights. We also talk about Tim’s website, Jax Psycho Geo, that contains nearly 500 unique, unusual, and macabre stories on local Jacksonville history.

Celebrate National Author's Day!

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November 1 is National Author’s Day, a day to acknowledge all of the blood, sweat and tears that go into writing. Authors give us access to endless amounts of knowledge, and allow us to transcend our own perspectives through storytelling. While we’re grateful for all authors, we'd like to highlight local authors here in Jacksonville this Author's Day. 

Mark Your Calendar for Beaches Reader Fest

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Book lovers rejoice! The first-ever Beaches Reader Fest will be held at the Beaches Branch Library on November 16, 2019. With the intention of connecting readers with authors, the festival will include panel discussions, well-known writers' groups, and a writing workshop.

JaxbyJax Comes to Main Library Saturday, Nov. 16

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Each year JaxbyJax hosts a literary arts festival, and this year one of its main venues is the Main Library. You can hear readings from established and up-and-coming writers in the library’s Conference Center Multipurpose Room and the Hicks Auditorium.

Library Seeks Local Authors For Jax Book fest 2020

Submit Applications by Nov. 30, 2019 Deadline

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 02, 2019 – Jax Book Fest, an annual community event that brings together local authors and book lovers, will return to the Main Library Feb. 29, 2020, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., with New York Times best-selling authors Brad Meltzer and Karma Wilson as keynote speakers. The event, which will celebrate its fourth year in 2020, will feature more than 80 local authors of every genre.

Calling All Authors for Jax Book Fest 2020

Calling All Authors to sign up for the 2020 Jax Bookfest at the Jacksonville Public Library

Jax Book Fest—a perfect commingling of authors and readers—will return for its fourth year Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.

Calling all Florida Indie Authors...You could win $500 in a writing contest!

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If you’re a self-published indie author of Young Adult Fiction or Adult Fiction, submit your work for the Florida Indie Author Contest sponsored by Library Journal and BiblioBoard. The contest deadline is May 31, 2019.

Calling All Authors!

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The Jax Book Fest application for authors and literary-related vendors is now open.

What to Expect: Jax Book Fest 2018

We're ready for the literary event of the year, are you? Saturday, March 3 the Main Library will host Jacksonville's largest book festival from 10:30 A.M. to 3 P.M.

We want you to be prepared for a full day of literary adventures, here are some tips for getting the most out of your day!

Local Author Collection at JPL

If it's always been your dream to see your published work on the shelves of your local library then we have a dream come true for you—submit your work for the Local Author Collection! Jax Library is working on developing a new collection—the Local Author Collection—and we want your work to be included. Here's what you need to know for your submission to be considered: ilovejpl blog post image

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