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26th Edition of Literary Feast Brings Renowned Authors to Fort Lauderdale in Support of Broward Public Library Foundation's Mission

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Literary Feast 2014, the Broward Public Library Foundation's annual celebration of books and authors, will feature more than 20 outstanding writers from March 15-17.

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Literary Feast authors represent a variety of genres, including mystery, history, memoir, fiction, biography, social science and self-help. Once such author is Dani Shapiro, whose latest memoir – Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life – has drawn much attention and even landed her on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday program. John Grogan – who penned the much loved memoir Marley & Me – is part of the Feast line-up, as is international best-selling novelist Robin Cook, whose latest work is CELL, a medical thriller. Singer/author/playwright Rupert Holmes, who recently adapted the John Grisham novel, A Time to Kill, for the Broadway stage will be part of the weekend, as will Arthur Agatston MD – who wrote the popular The South Beach Diet and recently published a sequel entitled Gluten Solution, and Caryn Stern, the CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.  A complete list of authors secured to-date is attached for reference.

"This year's Literary Feast brings a remarkable group of authors to Broward County," said Joseph Goldstein, event Co-Chair and Vice Chair of the Broward Public Library Foundation Board of Directors. "It's a great opportunity for South Florida book-lovers, and a wonderful way for the Library Foundation to raise much-needed funds to support Broward County Library's literacy programs for children and adults."

Literary Feast 2014 begins with A Night of Literary Feasts on Saturday, March 15th beginning at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. This signature fundraising event consists of a gala cocktail party with all the Feast authors signing books followed by a series of intimate dinners with authors hosted in private homes and upscale restaurants. Tickets for this event are $175.

LitLIVE! takes place on Sunday, March 16th from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University's Alvin Sherman Library on the Davie campus. This free public event features all of the authors participating in a series of lectures, discussions and book signings.

On Monday, March 17th, Feast authors travel to area high schools as part of Novel Day for Students to engage thousands of Broward County students in discussions of their works and the craft of writing. They also announce the winners of the annual Novel Day for Students Short Story Contest, with more than 500 students participating each year.

The title sponsor for Literary Feast 2014 is Friends of Berkshire Theatre Group; additional sponsors to-date include AutoNation; Bank of America; Berger Singerman, LLP; Classical South Florida 89.7 FM; Helen Ingham Foundation, Inc.; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; WPBT Channel 2; Richard Ingham; Joan Readding, Barbara Seegul and Ted Mozino; and Farlie, Turner & Co., LLC.

Proceeds from Literary Feast support such Broward County Library programs as the Summer Reading Program, free SAT/ACT prep classes for high school students and free computer classes at libraries throughout the county. For additional information about any of the events comprising Literary Feast 2014 – or to arrange for an interview with one of our authors – please contact Trudy Reilly at 954.357.7384.

Literary Feast 2014
Authors Secured as of January 8, 2014

Arthur Agatston MD
The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution
T.D. Allman
Finding Florida
Nicholas Basbanes
On Paper
Andrew Carroll
Here Is Where
Robin Cook
Cell
Jane Green
Tempting Fate
John Grogan
Marley & Me
Martha Grimes
The Way of All Fish
Rupert Holmes, Playwright
Brian Jay Jones
Jim Henson: The Biography
Jen Lancaster
The Tao of Martha (LitLUNCH!)
Archer Mayor
Three Can Keep a Secret
Chris Rahn
Which Way Now?
Michael Sears
Mortal Bonds
John Searles
Help for the Haunted
Dani Shapiro
Still Writing
John T. Shaw
JFK in the Senate
Vivien Shotwell
Vienna Nocturne
Karin Slaughter
Unseen
Caryl Stern
I Believe in Zero
Rebecca Walker
Ade
Victoria Wilson
Barbara Stanwyck: True Steel
Brenda Wineapple
Ecstatic Nation

Contact: Trudy Reilly, Special Events/Social Media Manager
Broward Public Library Foundation
954.357.7384
treilly@bplfoundation.org

SOURCE Broward Public Library Foundation

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