Literary Feast

Date(s) - Friday, March 1, 2019 - Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach


The Broward Public Library Foundation is announcing the event schedule for Literary Feast 2019, the annual celebration of books and authors, on March 1-2. Fifteen bestselling authors will be in attendance at the multiple-event celebration that supports Broward County Library programs.

Events include:

Author Day for Students on March 1, 2019 – authors visit Broward County High Schools for two hours where they may speak to hundreds of students, meet and greet with the faculty, be interviewed by the school paper or any other fun events planned by the school

LitLIVE! on March 1, 2019 – panel discussions with authors at three area Barnes & Noble stores that a divided by the fiction, nonfiction and mystery genres

Night of Literary Feasts on March 2, 2019 – begins with a Welcome Reception and Silent Auction at Bahia Mar- Fort Lauderdale Beach, followed by private dinners at exclusive locations around the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.

Literary Feast 2019 authors and the books they are promoting are as follows:

Ronald H. Balson – The Girl from Berlin

James O. Born – Ambush

Dave Cullen – Parkland

Beck Dorey-Stein – From the Corner of the Oval

Ben Fritz – The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

Peter Hellman – In Vino Duplicitas: The Rise and Fall of a Wine Forger Extraordinaire

Pam Jenoff – The Lost Girls of Paris

Shari Lapena – An Unwanted Guest

Senator George LeMieux – Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State

Elizabeth McCracken – Bowlaway

Lydia Millet – Fight No More

Lori Rader-Day – Under a Dark Sky

Daniel Stone – The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

James Swain – The King Tides

Beatriz Williams – The Summer Wives


LitLIVE! will be held at Barnes & Noble bookstores in Broward County from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. During the event, there will be opportunity for book purchases and signings, and a percentage of all sales will benefit the Foundation. Authors will give brief remarks followed by questions from the audience. Participating Barnes & Noble stores are: B&N Fort Lauderdale (2051 N. Federal Highway), B&N Plantation (591 S. University Drive), and B&N Pembroke Pines (11820 Pines Boulevard).

Night of Literary Feasts’ Welcome Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a gala cocktail party in the Bahia Mar – Fort Lauderdale Beach Commodore Ballroom (801 Seabreeze Boulevard). The reception includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, book sales and signings with all 15 authors and an outstanding silent auction. At 7:30 p.m., guests depart for intimate dinners featuring an author hosted in private homes or upscale restaurants.

For tickets or additional information, visit the Broward Public Library Foundation’s website, or call (954) 357-7382. Everyone is welcome to LitLIVE! but reservations are required. Tickets to Night of Literary Feasts are $175; for an additional donation of $150, you will be guaranteed your first or second choice of literary dinners. To learn when tickets become available, join the Foundation’s mailing list at: