Martin County Library System Press Releases

December 27, 2012

See Feb. 2 BookMania! schedule here and brochure online

DATE:  DECEMBER 27, 2012             

  BookMania! festival brings 14 nationally recognized authors to

Jensen Beach High School Feb. 2

STUART, FL, Dec. 27, 2012 – Martin County Library System’s popular BookMania! author/book festival returns Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 to its new location at Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach. Fourteen nationally recognized authors will participate in panel discussions and readings beginning at 9:15 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. 

The BookMania! brochure with schedule and author write-ups is available on the library website, and at all Martin County libraries the beginning of the year. For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403.

Saturday, February 2, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Jensen Beach High School, 2875 NW Goldenrod Road, Jensen Beach
Performing Arts Center 

9:00-9:15 a.m.  Introductions 

9:15-10:30 a.m.   Around the World with Historical Fiction – Edie Donohue, moderator   
Debra Dean, The Mirrored World
Karen Engelmann, The Stockholm Octavo
Anna Funder, All That I Am
Vaddey Ratner, In the Shadow of the Banyan

10:45-11:30 a.m.  Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dan Hampton, Viper Pilot: A Memoir of Air Combat

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.   Thrills & Chills – Scott Eyman, moderator
Mary Jane Clark, Footprints in the Sand
Loren D. Estleman, Burning Midnight
James Grippando, Blood Money
Katherine Hall Page, The Body in the Boudoir

1:30-2:15 p.m.  Reeve Lindbergh, Against Wind and Tide: Letters and Journals, 1947-1986 (by Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

2:30-3:15 p.m.  Literary Fiction – Sue Whittington, moderator    
Rilla Askew, Kind of Kin      
Wiley Cash, A Land More Kind Than Home

3:30-4:30 p.m.  Historical Nonfiction – Jackie Williams, moderator
Gene Allen Smith, The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812
Les Standiford, Desperate Sons: Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, John Hancock, and the Secret Bands of Radicals Who Led the Colonies to War

What: Martin County Library System presents
19th annual BookMania! – a daylong author/book festival featuring fourteen nationally recognized authors participating in panel discussions and book signings
When: Saturday, February 2, 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.





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