Twenty-six authors and illustrators will sign, sell and discuss their books at the 18th Florida Authors Book Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Hopkins Hall, 192 Connecticut Ave., Lake Helen.
Authors and illustrators include:
oLouise Ball Caccamise - DeLand history
oBarbara Cameron - Christian romance
oThomas Cavanagh, Florida Gold Medal winner - Crime fiction
oDaya Devi-Doolin and Chris Doolin - Self-esteem
o Andre Frattino - Sequential artist and paranormal adventure
oSandra Friend - Florida: hiking, travel
oBeverly Hanson - Spirituality
oFredric M. Hitt - Timucuan Indian historical fiction
oJennifer Houdeshell - Fine art and illustration
oJonathon King, Florida Bronze Medal winner - Florida historical novels, crime fiction
oJudy Lindquist - St. Augustine historical fiction
oConnie Mann - Romance, parenting
oDon Nedobeck - Artist and musician
oElizabeth Janie Owens - Spirituality, mystery, Cassadaga history
oDevon Pearse - Semi-autobiographical fiction
oJim Robison - Florida history: Images of America books
Mary Jane Ryals, Florida Bronze Medal winner - Young adult: coming of age
oWilliam Ryan - Old Florida historical
oEnid Shomer, Florida Gold Medal winner - Fiction and poetry
oBrenda Star - Illustrator, artist
oAnn Creal Taylor - Florida historical fiction
o Chris Coad Taylor - Fiction: women's mystery
oLowell Teal - Florida historical fiction: life lessons
oLucy Beebe Tobias - Florida nature walks, gardening
oChris Tozier - Young adult fantasy, illustrator
oSandra Walters - Florida current events
The book fair is free and open to the public. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Friends of the Lake Helen Public Library. For information, call (386) 228-1152.
Curator will discuss Bluemner exhibit
Dr. Susanne Eules, curator of Stetson University's Hand Art Center, will present a public lecture about the Oscar Bluemner exhibition.
Her talk on "Jerichow" will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Room 25 of the Instructional Media Center of the DuPont-Ball Library, 134 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand.
For more information, call (386) 822-7270.
Panel will focus on Volusia County's women leaders and creativity
MAC DeLand and the Florida Museum for Women Artists will host an afternoon tea and panel discussion honoring the contributions of Volusia County's women leaders on Sunday, March 10.
Titled "Women Making History: How to Cultivate a Creative Community," the panel will feature successful female business leaders and creative professionals.
Moderated by corporate consultant Inez Bracy, the discussion coincides with Women's History month, an international celebration of women's contributions to events in history and contemporary society.
Panelists include Dale Arrington, DeLand assistant city manager; Crystal Romanyszyn, executive director of Florida Museum of Women Artists; Dr. Deborah Goldring, a marketing professor at Stetson University; Angela Cameron Daniels, Ocean Center marketing director; Susan Ward, founder and president ITECS Innovative Consulting; and Candace Lankford, Volusia County School Board member.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Florida Museum of Women Artists in DeLand.
The panel discussion will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the museum, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Tickets are $20 or $5 for students.
The event will be videotaped for broadcast at a later date. Advance tickets are available online at: macdeland.com or at floridamuseumforwomenartists.org.
MAC DeLand is a cultural arts committee within the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce.