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New York Times Best-Selling Author Craig Pittman to Speak at Beaches Branch Library, May 14
The Friends of Beaches Branch Library sponsor Pittman, author of ‘Oh Florida: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country’ for author talk and book signing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 2, 2022 – On Saturday, May 14, Jacksonville Public Library will host New York Times best-selling author Craig Pittman for a Lit Chat at 1:00 p.m. The event will take place live at the Beaches Branch Library and will be live-streamed online via Zoom. Pittman will be interviewed by local writer and higher education professional Bill Delaney. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Beaches Branch Library and is free and open to the public. Following the event, Pittman will sign copies of his book.
WHEN and WHERE:
WHAT: Lit Chat Author Talk with NYT Bestselling Author Craig Pittman
WHERE: 600 3rd St, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville, FL 32266 and live-streamed virtually
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1:00 p.m.
HOW: Click here to register (at least two hours prior to the event)
WHO: Free and open to all
"The Library is delighted to bring back fan-favorite Craig Pittman, who was last here in 2019, to talk about the weird and wonderful people who live in Florida,” Alison McCarty, Library Supervisor.
Pittman is a native Floridian, an author, a podcaster and an award-winning environmental reporter. He's the author of six non-fiction books about Florida, including the New York Times bestseller Oh, Florida: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country and Cat Tale: The Wild Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther. His most recent one, published in September 2021, is The State You're In: Florida Men, Florida Women, and Other Wildlife. He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and two children.
Interviewer Bill Delaney is a writer, editor, and higher education professional from Jacksonville whose work focuses on the culture and history of the First Coast. Delaney is the author of the guidebook Secret Jacksonville and is co-owner and editor of the publications Modern Cities, TheJaxsonMag.com, and Edible Northeast Florida Magazine. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of North Florida.
Registration is required for this event and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. To register, go here.
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