Thanks to all of the 2018 Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference presenters and attendees for your enthusiasm and energy! Organizing an event such as the Florida Heritage Book Festival takes tremendous energy and dedication. Planning begins a full year before the event! We are already hard at work planning the 2019 and 2020 Festival events! The success of the Festival rests squarely on the shoulders of our exceptional Festival planning team and board members.
Success also takes a great base of sponsorship. We are exceptionally thankful to our 2018 Festival sponsors, including St. Augustine Media, Flagler College, Culture Builds Florida, All American Air, Herbie Wiles Insurance, Flagler College Bookstore, Old Town Trolley Tours, and St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.
On behalf of the FHBF Board of Trustees, I offer our sincere gratitude for the tireless effort, passion, creativity, time and dollars offered by FHBF’s volunteers and our generous supporters. Thank you for joining us in 2018. You made the Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writer’s Conference a truly remarkable success.
– Debra Rhodes Gibson, President, The Florida Heritage Book Festival, Inc.
Peter Meinke is a Florida poet and recently completed his post as the first governor-appointed Poet Laureate of Florida in 2018. His recent interview by the Florida Humanities Council can be download here.
A video of him reading his poem, “Old Homes” can be found here.
Peter and his wife, Jeanne Clark Meinke, were workshop presenters at the 2016 festival.