Fundraising Events

Online Auction for a Celebrity Adventure With Lisa Gardner

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bid for two places on a Guided Kayak Nature Tour with Lisa Gardner in paradise followed by a delightful seafood lunch.

Online Auction Closes Oct. 31
Outfitter: Adventures Kayak
Restaurant: Coconut Jack’s Waterfront Grille

On Estero Bay near Bonita Beach.

Proceeds support the Southwest Florida Reading Festival scheduled for March 3, 2018.

Bidding now open!
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Meet Lisa Gardner at Read Between the Wines!

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 5 -9 p.m.

Attend a captivating cocktail reception, sensational silent auction, delicious dinner and thrilling talk with #1 New York Times bestselling thriller writer Lisa Gardner!

“Right Behind You” and “Find Her” available to purchase.
Lisa will autograph books at the event.

The Club at Grandezza
11481 Grande Oak Boulevard Estero

Proceeds support the Southwest Florida Reading Festival scheduled for March 3, 2018.

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Chocolate & Spirits Festival 2017

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 6-8 p.m.

Lee County’s Largest Chocolate Tasting Event!

Live entertainment and fabulous silent auction items!

Market Plaza at the Gulf Coast Town Center
9903 Gulf Coast Main Street Estero

Proceeds support the Southwest Florida Reading Festival scheduled for March 3, 2018.

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Partner Events

FGCU College of Education Literacy Festival 2018

Friday, Feb. 3, 2018 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Free

The Literacy Festival will feature several children’s authors to be named soon.

For details contact Dawn Martelli at 239-590-7765 or cmartelli@fgcu.edu.

FGCU Lawn
10501 FGCU Blvd. S. Fort Myers

Save the date!
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Aspiring Authors

Aspiring Authors Writing Contest

Spring 2018

Be sure to see when the entries are due!
Students from all Lee County-based schools, grades K-12, are eligible to enter.

Each grade level will be judged separately. There is a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner in each category if there are enough excellent submissions. All winners receive ribbons; this year first, second, and third place winners receive book store gift cards. Five overall level winners will be chosen to receive an additional gift card.

Plan to participate!
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Evening with the Authors

Friday, March 2, 2018 5 – 9 p.m.

Meet, mingle and dine with some of the nation’s best-selling authors in the stacks of the beautiful Fort Myers Regional Library in downtown Fort Myers.

The evening features cocktails, dinner and lots of best-selling authors.

Fort Myers Regional Library
2450 First Street Fort Myers

Proceeds support the Southwest Florida Reading Festival scheduled for March 3, 2018.

Save the Date- Tickets on sale in January.
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