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Lit Live! 2008 Brings Nationally Renowned Authors to NSU

Thousands to gather for an interactive dialogue with 20 authors on March 15

Ft. Lauderdale (Davie), Fla. –  LitLIVE!, one of Broward County’s most popular events of the season, will bring 20 acclaimed authors to Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center on Saturday, March 15, 2008.  As part of the 20th edition of Literary Feast, LitLIVE! culminates a three-day event benefiting the Broward Public Library Foundation. NSU is the title sponsor.

  • Literary Feast will showcase the works of recognized authors from around the country, including former U.S. Marine and Parade magazine columnist James Brady, popular New York City writer and dating columnist Amy Cohen, Vanity Fair contributor and celebrity chronicler Kevin Sessums, national best-selling author Stephen Hunter, South Florida’s own famed interior designer Cecil Hayes, Emmy Award-winning journalist Jennifer Valoppi, NSU’s own authors Steve Alford and Suzanne Ferriss and much more.

Literary Feast offers everyone from young aspiring writers and seasoned book lovers to recreational readers and South Florida weekenders the opportunity to meet and mingle with the authors at three distinct events:

1.  Novel Day for Students (March 14) – Unique educational outreach program during which the authors visit with over 3,500 students in area high schools. This program is underwritten by BankAtlantic.

2.  Night of Literary Feasts (March 14) – Premier literary event featuring a cocktail reception and book signing at the Broward County Main Library followed by a series of intimate dinner parties with the authors hosted by private donors.

3.  LitLIVE! (March 15) – Free day-long series of author dialogues, panel discussions and book signings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main campus of Nova Southeastern University in Davie. This program is underwritten by the Albert E. and Birdie W. Einstein Fund, Inc.

Featured authors for Literary Feast 2008 include:

  • Tasha Alexander, A Poisoned Season
  • Steve Alford and Suzanne Ferriss, Motorcycle
  • Gigi Anders, Little Pink Raincoat: Life and Love In and Out of My Wardrobe
  • Terri Cheney, Manic
  • James Brady, Why Marines Fight
  • Amy Cohen, The Late Bloomers Revolution
  • Lauren Groff, The Monsters of Templeton
  • James Hall, Hell’s Bay
  • Brendan Halpin, How Ya Like Me Now
  • John Hart, Down River
  • Cecil Hayes, Cecil Hayes Art of Decorative Details: Creative Ways to Design the Home of Your Dreams
  • Stephen Hunter, The 47th Samurai
  • Chip Kidd, The Learners; A Novel
  • Ann Liguori, A Passion for Golf
  • Alfred McClaren, Unknown Waters
  • Chris Rice, Blind Fall
  • James Scurlock, Maxed Out
  • Kevin Sessums, Mississippi Sissy
  • Jennifer Valoppi, Certain Cure: Where Science Meets Religion

The Literary Feast excitement continues at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 17 when international best selling author Jeffrey Archer will discuss his latest novel, A Prisoner of Birth, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers Broward Mall, 591 S. University Dr., Plantation. Book sales from this event benefit the Broward Public Library Foundation.

For more information on the authors and the Literary Feast 2008 schedule of events, visit www.bplfoundation.org or call the Literary Feast Hotline at 954-357-5954.

Incorporated in 1982, the Broward Public Library Foundation enhances the collections, programs and services of the Broward County Library system beyond the means of public funding.

Media Contact:
Lourdes Rodriguez-Barrera, Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5309 Office,  954-445-1287 Mobile, rodrlour@nsu.nova.edu

Olivia Wakeling, Broward Public Library Foundation
954-357-7381, owakeling@bplfoundation.org