Each year The Florida Heritage Book Festival showcases Florida’s rich and diverse literary legacy, welcoming writers and literary enthusiasts to historic St. Augustine’s Flagler College.

The Writers Conference

Thursday, September 15 – Friday, September 16

Join over one hundred writers from all over the southeast to learn, be inspired, and network with other writers. This year’s Writers Conference will take place at Flagler College and include critique workshops, and multiple sessions on the craft and business of writing. The conference faculty consists of true professionals, some of whom, like John Dufresne, are among our featured authors. Check out the conference schedule.

Space is limited, secure your spot today.

The Book Festival

Saturday, September 17

A day of free author presentations to delight book lovers and inspire authors. This year’s mix of bestselling authors from a range of genres will force tough decisions about which presentations to attend. Check out the festival schedule.

Need new books? Over 70 writers, publishers and book stores will be available at Saturday’s Festival Marketplace for hourly drawings, signings and readings. See (or join) our vendors.

Stetson Kennedy Legacy:
Man in the Mirror

Thursday, September 15 – 7 p.m.

The event will honor the centennial of the late of Stetson Kennedy, American folklorist and human rights activist with a performance by Young Minds Readers Theater of Jacksonville, and a conversation on Kennedy’s impact between Dr. Peggy A. Bulger, retired executive director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, executive director of the Florida Historical Society.

Keynote Luncheon:
Susanna Daniel

Friday, September 16 – 11 a.m.

An author’s choice of point of view not only helms a narrative, but determines how that narrative will be imagined by the reader and how it will make the reader feel. Susanna Daniel will discuss how point of view shapes character, structure, and language in each of her three novels, and how to access the most vivid, astute, and compelling point of view in your own work.

The Literary Legend Reception:
Honoring E.L. Konigsburg

Friday, September 16 – 5 p.m.

This event will honor Elaine Lobl (E.L.) Konigsburg, the late American writer and illustrator of children’s books. The posthumous award will be accepted by her son Paul Konigsburg.

Tickets also available at door.

FREE Parking Garage Shuttle

Saturday, September 17 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Old Town Trolley will be giving festival guests FREE trolley rides from the Visitor Information Center parking garage to Flagler’s Ringhaver Student Center.

Beat the heat and hop on a marked trolley!


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