Completely Booked

Every Monday Completely Booked brings you lively discussions with interesting and inspiring local Jacksonville residents, and the latest happenings at the Jacksonville Public Library.

DCAZ - Duval Comic and Zine Festival

DCAZ, Completely Booked

We sit down with Dawn Wailey and Lindsey Anderson from DCAZ to talk about the Duval Comics and Zine Fest. Originally scheduled for March 28 at the Main Library, the event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  DCAZ will be Jacksonville’s first event designed to celebrate regional self-publishers. This free event will offer tabling for self-publishers to showcase their work, bookbinding, zine-making workshops and panel discussions featuring the local creators who helped lay the foundation for Northeast Florida’s DIY and self-publishing community.

Jax Book Fest 2020 Keynote Speaker – Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer sitting in a chair with his feet up

Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner CircleThe Book of Fate, and 10 other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth JusticeThe First CounselThe MillionairesThe President’s Shadow, and The Escape Artist. He joined us at the Main Library on Feb. 29, 2020 as the keynote speaker for Jax Book Fest, a community event that brings authors and book lovers together. During his time here we got a chance to chat with him about his most recent book and first work of nonfiction, The First Conspiracy, which describes a secret plot to kill George Washington. If you missed Brad Meltzer's wonderful keynote presentation, you can check out our interview with him on the latest episode of Completely Booked.

Tenikka's Books for Kids - Tenikka Hughes

Tenikka Hughes

Action News Jax anchor Tenikka Hughes joins us on the podcast to chat about Tenikka's Books for Kids, an annual effort to collect book donations for children who participate in our Summer Learning Program. We chat about her passion for literacy in children, her career as an Emmy-award winning journalist and everything you can expect during the book drive's kick off at Jax Book Fest this Saturday, Feb. 29!

BAKES - Calli Marie

Calli Marie Bakes

Calli Marie is the author of BAKES and co-owner of BREW Five Points, a coffee shop and craft beer bar in Jacksonville's historic Riverside neighborhood. Calli chats with us about her journey as a baker, becoming a successful business owner and the process of publishing her first book.

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