Featuring more than 20 acclaimed and bestselling authors, the 23rd Annual Southwest Florida Reading Festival will be held this year on March 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in downtown Fort Myers.
This popular — and free — outdoor event gives fans the opportunity to meet a diverse lineup of bestselling authors, participate in contests, enjoy numerous activities and discover the latest in books and technology. In addition to author appearances and autograph sessions, there will be food truck vendors, storytelling programs, arts and crafts, youth writing contests and a free book for every child and teenager.
This year, the lineup of award-winning authors scheduled to attend includes adult authors Alafair Burke, Tim Dorsey, J.A. Jance, Nathaniel Philbrick, Kate Quinn and Brad Taylor, among others. Some of the youth and teen authors include Adrianna Cuevas, Stacy McAnulty, Jenna Evans Welch, Alex Willan and Adrienne Young.
The complete list of authors can be found on the festival’s new mobile app “SWFL ReadFest” available at the App Store, Google Play or by visiting the festival website at ReadFest.org.
The festival will be hosted on the downtown Fort Myers Regional Library campus located at 2450 First Street in Fort Myers.