IMPORTANT NEWS BITES

ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE

The 19th Annual Amelia Island Book Festival Board of Directors will  hold its Annual Membership Meeting April 8, 2019 at 5 pm at the Fernandina Beach Library Community Room.  the Public is invited, though only paid members may vote.  During the meeting, the Board will recap the most recent festival success and entertain questions,.  All paid members will have the opportunity to vote for the slate of new directors for the 2019 - 2020 fiscal year that starts July 1, 2019

DATES FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL.

THE DATES FOR THE 2020 AMELIA ISLAND BOOK FESTIVAL ARE SET FOR FEB. 13 - FEB. 15, 2020.  PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY AS DETAILS DEVELOP OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS 

AUTHOR SIGNUP INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS  OPEN IN EARLY JULY FOR AUTHORS WHO WANT TO BE CONSIDERED  FOR  OUR AUTHORS IN SCHOOLS LITERACY PROGRAM, AND ALSO  FOR THOSE WANTING TO RESERVE EXHIBITOR SPACE IN OUR AUTHORS EXPO/READERS EXTRAVAGANZA.  

our 18th Annual Amelia Island Book Festival-Feb. 14- 16, 201 IS NOW history.

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HEARTFELT THANKS YOU TO ALL OUR AUTHORS, SPONSORS, MEMBERS, DONORS, PARTNERS, AND VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED MAKE OUR 2019 FESTIVAL A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS.

EVENT SPONSORS

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A million thanks to our Event Sponsors

We are enormously grateful to our event all our supporters, ticket purchasers, book buddies, members and Sponsors. Their support ensures we  can bring amazing authors into our schools and buy books for our students of the author they will meet on Authors in School Literacy Day.--Feb. 15, 2019


KICK-OFF LUNCHEON SPONSORS:

Presenting Sponsor 

The Law Offices of John M. Phillips 

Platinum Sponsor

Annie & Paul Burns

Gold Sponsor

Amelia Island Periodontics, Dr. Darryl Field

Silver Sponsors

Anonymous Donor

Debonair/Jerrie & Steve Sells

Giro di Mondo Publishing a division of Ottima Group--Marie & Mark Fenn

Townies Pizza-Matt & Angie Klabacka


AUTHOR FACE-OFF DINNER GALA

Presenting Sponsor | Wm. L. Amos Sr. Foundation

Gold Sponsor | Rayonier

Silver Sponsors | Focus Bankers--Fran & George Shea| The Houston North Park & Rupp  Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management | Story & Song  bbokstore & Bistro | Westrock


NOSH WITH THE ROCK CHICK:  A LUNCHEON WITH KRISTEN ASHLEY

 Gold Sponsors 

Kristen Ashley

Elizabeth Berry | 

Bronze Sponsor

AEL Family Foundation

Swag bag gifts and books donated by 1001 Dark Nights and Kristen Ashley. 


TWEEN/TEEN SCENE & 

STUDENT SHORT STORY CONTEST

Gold Sponsors

Annie & Paul Burns

The Miller Family 


AUTHOR EXPO and BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Presenting Sponsor

First Federal Bank of Florida


AWARDS PRESENTATION & FEATURED SPEAKERS

Presenting Sponsor

The Nassau County Teachers  Association

Featured Author Breakout

Paul & Annie Burns


WRITERS WORKSHOP

Presenting Sponsor

Online Binding.com

Gold Sponsor

The Institute for Enterprise


AUTHORS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM

While all ticketed events support The Authors in Schools Literacy Program, the following sponsors are giving directly to the book-buying effort.

Platinum Level

Neal & Jane Freeman

Gold Level

Rayonier

Hollie & Rick Keffer 

Bronze level

GCOAI Book club


AIBF/CHRISTA POWELL WALLEY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Platinum level

AEL Family Foundation

Bronze level

Book Bags Book Club

Awe Inspiring - The Impact on Kids