FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: *UPDATED
DATE: JANUARY 10, 2012
CONTACT: PUBLIC RELATIONS (772) 221-1403
18TH ANNUAL BOOKMANIA! RETURNS TO JENSEN BEACH HIGH SCHOOL JAN. 21
STUART, FL, Jan. 10, 2012 – Martin County Library System’s popular BookMania! author/book festival returns Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 to its new location at Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach. Over a dozen nationally recognized authors will participate in panel discussions and readings beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the school’s 600-seat Performing Arts Center. Following each presentation book signings and sales will be held in the adjacent Nutrition Center. Concessionaires will sell food and drinks in the courtyard. Events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required.
BookMania! is funded by the Library Foundation of Martin County, in support of the Martin County Library System, and underwritten by the Colonel Charles C. and Muriel W. Walts Fund. Media sponsor is the Stuart News. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will provide books for the festival and donate a percentage of proceeds from books purchased to the Library Foundation. *For the first time, all authors’ books will be available for sale in e-book format.
Saturday, January 21, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach
9 a.m. Performing Arts Center Book Signing: 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Nutrition Center
Sue Whittington, panel moderator, Novel Women
Marisa de los Santos, Falling Together
Erin Duffy, Bond Girl
Lauren Groff, The Monsters of Templeton
Jennifer Haigh, Faith
Jane McCafferty, First You Try Everything
11 a.m. Performing Arts Center Book Signing: 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Nutrition Center
Jeffrey Kluger, The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us
12:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center Book Signing: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nutrition Center
Miwa Messer, panel moderator, Discover Great New Writers and Barnes & Noble Recommends
Andre Dubus III, Townie
Wendy McClure, The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
Alicia Oltuski, Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life
2 p.m. Performing Arts Center Book Signing: 3-4 p.m. Nutrition Center
Edie Donohue, moderator, A Conversation with Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain
3:30 p.m. Performing Arts Center Book Signing: 4:45-5:30 p.m. Nutrition Center
Scott Eyman, panel moderator, Thrills and Chills
Nevada Barr, The Rope: An Anna Pigeon Novel
Paul Doiron, Trespasser
Gregg Hurwitz, You’re Next
Jeff Lindsay, Double Dexter
The BookMania! brochure with schedule and author write-ups is available on the library website, http://www.library.martin.fl.us and at all Martin County libraries. For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403.
IF YOU GO
What: Martin County Library System presents
18th annual BookMania! – a daylong author/book festival featuring more than a dozen nationally recognized authors participating in panel discussions and book signings
When: Saturday, January 21, all day beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Jensen Beach High School, Performing Arts Center, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach
Why: Funded by the Library Foundation of Martin County; underwritten by the Colonel Charles C. and Muriel W. Walts Fund; media sponsor, the Stuart News
Cost: Free and open to the public
For event information: Call (772) 221-1403.