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January - March 2010     VOLUME 14 ISSUE 1
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Festival of Reading Returns with Adventures in Paradise

Judy Buckland

From March 17th through the 20th everyone in our community will experience Adventures in Paradise. Writing workshops and author events will be featured and Friday evening we will host a gala reception for all of our authors at the awesome Leesburg Public Library. This year we have authors representing the mystery and romance, humor, fantasy and science fiction, Florida history, cooking, self-help and inspiration. We have something for everyone! In addition, we have some of the finest writing instructors who are also published authors to aid our local writers’ in their quest to structure, find representation and get published. This quality of this memorable program is superseded only by the fact that with support from our corporate and business communities, we are able to present these programs free.

• Saturday, March 13th East Lake Library Bluegrass Festival
• Wednesday, March 17th Local Authors’ Roundtable, @ Cooper Library
• Thursday, March 18th Florida Rocks! @ Paisley County Library
• Thursday, March 18 Movie Adventure @ Fruitland Park Library with J. Lamb
• Friday, March 19th Writing workshops and author panels @ W.T. Bland Library
• Friday, March 19th Gala Author Reception – Leesburg Public Library
• Saturday, March 20th Writing workshops and author panels – Leesburg Public Library

Featured authors include: Nancy Cohen, Julie Compton, Vic DiGenti, Lucienne Diver, M. C. Finotti, John Henry Fleming, Tom Lowe, Bob Morris, Steve Rajtar, Eric Reinhold, Mark Schweizer, Cynthia Thomason, Elaine Viets, and Delores Wilson.

Local authors appearing include: Art Adkins, Colleen Avelli, Doris Bloodsworth, Brenna O’Shea Cagiano, Dara Edmondson, Bob Grenier, Valerie Hart, Catherine Kean, Jeffrey Lamb, Ronald Johnson, Paul McElroy, Mark Miller, Regina Peeples and Michelle Young.

Specific information on the workshops for upcoming writers and the author appearances will be available in January. A list of participating authors can be found on the Lake County Library System website at or by calling 352-253-6167.