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Baltimore Book Festival
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Baltimore Book Festival

The Baltimore Book Festival, a celebration of the literary arts, features author appearances and book signings, exhibitors and bookseller tents, readings on multiple stages,children’s activities and cooking demonstrations. Light City, a festival of light, music and innovation, features BGE Light Art Walk at its center with awe-inspiring light art installations, performances, concerts, a fun-filled family zone and more.

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JAX BY JAX LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

JAX BY JAX LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL

"Jacksonville writers writing Jacksonville" and reading to lit lovers at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Jacksonville Public Library. The presenting sponsor is Ron Chamblin, owner of Chamblin's Uptown Bookstore, with a special display of works by Jacksonville writers right next door.

The annual JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival showcases our community’s thriving writing scene by sharing the voices of local writers. Across multiple venues in the heart of Jacksonville’s downtown, various writers present a plethora of works from poetry to novel excerpts and more.

At this free event, attendees get to choose their own adventure. Begin the day hearing from talented student writers and contributors to the five-year anothology of Women Writing for a Change. Then, travel from venue to venue hearing from local writers at each location. A new writer takes the stage every half hour. Attendees are invited to end the evening by connecting with featured writers at a reception in MOCA from 5-7 p.m.

If you would like more information, contact Darlyn Finch Kuhn at 407.312.3591 or scribbler.finch@gmail.com

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PB&J Jam Session
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

PB&J Jam Session

How do you FEEL about Jacksonville when you consider our city's history and contemplate our future?

PB&J Jacksonville is partnering with the Jessie Ball duPont Center on a series of FREE Jam Sessions, featuring speakers from throughout the community as well as members of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.

6 p.m.: Happy hour
6:30 p.m.: Presentations begin
7:45 p.m.: Q&A with the speakers

PB&J Jam Sessions introduce and educate attendees about issues facing our community, then give participants the tools to help shape our city by inviting them to volunteer for or donate to organizations working in those areas. Jam Sessions are fast-paced presentations where each speaker gets 20 slides at 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.

At PB&J, we jam on social impact by curating engaging events to provoke meaningful discussions that benefit our community.

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First Wednesday Art Walk Reading & Book Signing
Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Wednesday Art Walk Reading & Book Signing

Can she have it all? 

Naomi Grace is determined to lay hold of the life she’s always wanted. In her vision room is where she manifests her dreams of love, career, and finance, into tangible goals she can tackle one day at a time. But with a dream must come determination. 

In Adulting, Naomi finds her dreams running smack into her past in the form of her ex-boyfriend Aaron Moore, who left her for his own dream job. But with friends, Jennifer and Diedre, a new flame, Kiyan English, and jaunts to Cuba and Chicago; Naomi has more than enough support to keep her on track to get what she wants . . . Or does she? 

When one business trip turns into more than a meeting of the minds, Naomi realizes where her weakness lies and what she must sacrifice to keep the life she’s created from falling apart.

Adulting, explores the highs and lows of getting older, growing up, and learning whether to stay the course, or pivot to turn dreams into realities. 

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THROUGH OUR EYES EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

THROUGH OUR EYES EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION

  • The Ritz Theater & Lavilla Museum (map)
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Please join us for the Through Our Eyes 2019 Opening Reception:
Thursday, 9.19.19, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. FREE!

Thirty-one national artists will challenge your perception of Revolution.

Live Painting, Damien Mathis; Poem readings by Ari Turner & Nikesha Elise Williams ; and Vocals Akia Uwanda

Curated by Adonnica L. Toler and Lydia P. Stewart

In its 26th year, the Through Our Eyes Exhibit provides a platform for African American artists to showcase their creative talents and is the longest running art exhibit in Jacksonville, FL. Founded by Lydia P. Stewart.

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Printers Row Lit Fest
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Printers Row Lit Fest

The 2019 Printers Row Lit Fest, presented by founding organization the Near South Planning Board, returns to its roots to bring you the 35th annual book fair, with a bigger footprint along South Dearborn Street from Polk Street to the newly named Ida B. Wells Drive (Congress Parkway). This year’s fair includes more book dealers, all-free programs, a kids favorite book character costume parade, and much more.

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Author Talk & Book Signing
Apr
13
1:30 PM13:30

Author Talk & Book Signing

Emmy award winning producer and award winning author Nikesha Elise Williams will hold an author talk and book signing at South Shore Brew. Nikesha will read from her latest novel, Love Never Fails, as well as discuss the novels Four Women, and The Appeal of Ebony Jones, the writing process, and take questions. Food, coffee and tea will be available. The event is B.Y.O.B. for those who may want more than coffee and tea. Books will also be available for purchase.

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