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The 15th Annual BooksALIVE Festival of Reading will be held February 1st 2014, at Florida State University in Panama City, Florida, with Keynote Speaker Pat Conroy, featured author of Prince of Tides, South of Broad and My Reading Life.

booksALIVE! is our area’s premier book festival. Now in its 15th year, booksALIVE! mixes creativity, learning, fun and fellowship into a weekend brew of inspiration and interaction for those who love the power of words. A Saturday full of workshops, presentations, book signings, and the opportunity to rub elbows with our author/speakers creates a delicious buffet for booklovers – all free! The ticketed keynote luncheon offers a great lunch and a fabulous speaker at a reasonable cost.

booksALIVE! began in the summer of 1999 and has grown into one of the most respected events of its kind from Jacksonville, Florida to Jackson, Mississippi.

Past keynote speakers have included several New York Times bestselling authors, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Governor, a United States Congressman, a Presidential candidate, and a “60 Minutes” network producer (who is currently a Senior Vice President of the Country Music Network). More history...