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Want to find your five senses in a forest of writers? Join us at the WordSmitten Book Festival.

WordSmitten Book Festival :: Create Your Story in Quincy

WordSmitten Media, Inc.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

WordSmitten Book Festival :: Create Your Story in...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard Registration: $200.00 per person Benefiting Florida Literacy Programs
Standard Registration: $200.00 per person Benefiting Florida Literacy Programs
Jan 5, 2019 $200.00 $0.00
Free Author Readings - Sponsored Events Jan 5, 2019 Free $0.00
Sponsor Donations for Author Readings   more info Jan 4, 2019 Enter donation ($)
Five Senses in the Forest - Jounalist Ben Montgomery
Journalist and Author Ben Montgomery walks our writers on an afternoon "writing hike" into a forested area to explore the five senses on Friday afternoon, January 11. On Saturday, January 12, the workshop's writers will complete this fun project in a classroom setting. Lunch is included on Friday afternoon. Wear walking shoes! All ages are invited on this woodland journey to explore what you see, hear, touch, (and yes, the fragrance of the forest), but we might not let you taste anything. C'mon, we're serious. Mulch is musty.
Jan 4, 2019 $45.00 $0.00
Student and Senior Discount
We provide discounts to all high school, college, and graduate students with proper ID. A senior discount and avid reader discount is provided to those with proper ID and an indie bookstore or chain bookstore card. Please support your indie bookstores and your brick and mortar locations!!!
Jan 9, 2019 $75.00 $0.00

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Event Details

 WordSmitten Book Festival and Writing Conference - Benefiting Florida Literacy Programs

Speakers, featured events, faculty, and speakers:

Author Panels Writing Workshops Book Publishing Tips
Meet Literary Agents and Publishing Executives Podcasts
Five Senses in the Forest (Hike & Workshop with journalist/author Ben Montgomery)

  • Professor Janet Burroway (Emerita, FSU)
  • Journalist Ben Montgomery (Grandma Gatewood’s Walk)
  • Bestselling author Bernice L. McFadden (Winner 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work)
  • Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Nunez (NYC's Hunter College)
  • LitMagazine Editor Noon & NYC author Christine Schutt
  • Rockford Writers Guild editors Connie and Jesse Kuntz
  • Author Jennifer Lieberman (University of North Florida)
  • Journalist and Editor Kate Sullivan (WordSmitten)
  • English Literature Instructor Gerry Coleman (WordSmitten)
  • Author Charles Salzberg (Founding Member: New York Writers Workshop)
  • Literary Agent Denise Shannon

Special Guests:

  • NPR Host and Podcaster Dan Klefstad
  • Intellectual Property /Copyright Attorney William Hollimon

 Video of Distinguished Professor Elizabeth Nunez


Video of Journalist and Author Ben Montgomery

Video of Author Bernice L. McFadden

 All events will be held in venues adjacent to the Historic Quincy Courthouse Square near Quincy Main Street. 

Festival Central is at Damfinos Café at 18 N Adams Street, Quincy, FL 32351.

Join the fun and register for this WordSmitten "Create in Quincy" book festival. Bring your ideas, your manuscript, your short story collection and your walking shoes! For an extended vacation, here are wonderful places to visit in the North Florida area:
Wild Adventures Theme Park, St George Island State Park, Cascades Park, Fire Betty's, Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, Race City, AMC Tallahassee 20, Florida Caverns State Park, Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Tom Brown Park, Lake Talquin, Lake Seminole, and the Gadsden Arts Center and Museum in Quincy for "drop-in classes" for budding artists. Join the fun!

Hosted by WordSmitten Media, Inc. and sponsoring partner for all events in 2019.


"This is a coup!" Margo Hammond, former book editor of the Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg Times).

 "He's coming here?" Bob Andelman, journalist, author, and founder of Mr. Media.

 "How'd you do that, Kate?" Anonymous Author (famous NYTimes bestseller but very shy).

Welcome to the WordSmitten Book Festival and Writing Conference, which provides emerging writers with a gateway to literary agents, acquisition editors, book publishing executives, and writing workshop critiques to improve manuscripts in all genres. Join us for a rare event! 


WordSmitten Media, Inc.
Contact [@] WordSmittenMedia [dot] com
Office: 800-727-6214 Ext. 101

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Quincy Courthouse Square
Quincy Main Street
104-A North Adams Street
Quincy, FL 32351

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM (EST)

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