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.


A Land Remembered – March 23, 2018 – 7 p.m.

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – 1050 A1A North Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Author Patrick Smith’s son, Rick, presents an unforgettable show about his father and the experiences that led him to write his beloved novels, with special emphasis on his popular saga of Florida pioneers, A Land Remembered.

Rick’s show combines his own quirky brand of humor and story telling with videos, photos, music, and visual effects to bring this writer’s colorful life into focus in a fascinating way.

$10 for individuals – $20 for families (2 adults + children)

Books will be available for sale and signing.


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How to Turn Your IDEA Into a NOVEL

April 14, 2018 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


This hands-on workshop will guide you through the novel-planning process and help you find the plot and story within your idea. By the end of the day, you’ll have a solid novel outline or guide for your story.

Janice Hardy is the award-winning author of The Healing Wars trilogy, the Grace Harper series, and multiple books on writing. She’s also the founder of Fiction University, a site dedicated to helping writers improve their craft.

$85 includes lunch and Plotting Your Novel Workbook

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Memoir Workshop

Telling a Story that Matters

May 17, 2018 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


This hands-on workshop will guide you through the process of turning your family stories into fiction. By the end of the day, you’ll have an outline or guide to your story.

Dr. Milinda Jay Stephenson is a Creative Writing Professor at FSU Panama City.

Class textbooks include Story Genius, by Lisa Cron and Annie’s Laura’s Triumph, by Milinda Jay. Both are available from Sundog Books.

$85 includes lunch

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