Literature

  1. The Letters of George Long Brown

    In 1840, twenty-three-year-old George Long Brown migrated from New Hampshire to north Florida, a region just emerging from the devastating effects of the Second Seminole War. This volume presents over seventy of Brown’s previously unpublished letters to illuminate day-to-day life in pre–Civil War Florida. Brown’s…

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  2. Florida Museum invites art enthusiasts to ‘SciArt Meetup: Astronomy’ Nov. 19

    Calling all art enthusiasts! Visit the Florida Museum of Natural History after hours for SciArt Meetups to explore exhibits and create art inspired by Florida nature and culture! With partners Santa Fe College Art Gallery and Wayfaring Painter, join the museum on Nov. 19 from…

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  3. Storytelling Meetup at the Cade Museum: Transformation

    This month’s meetup is about TRANSFORMATION! This storytelling meetup will be hosted at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention. Creativity and invention lead to transformation, and our stories all grow and transform over time, so we felt it was the perfect fit. We look…

  4. 2020 Author Series: Ibram X. Kendi

    The Alachua County Library District’s 2020 Author Series begins with National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi in conversation with Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 12:30 p.m. at Headquarters Branch. Kendi will present his new book, How to Be an Antiracist,…

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  5. CMC Thursday Night Poetry Jam

    Gainesville’s longest-running open mic poetry reading–25 years and counting. All styles invited–from Beat to Baroque, formal to freestyle, spoken word to academic, and everything in between. All forms of word-based art welcome: poetry of every possible sort, short prose, miniature theatrical pieces, word-centered performance art,…

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  6. 2020 Author Series: Jill Ciment

    University of Florida professor Jill Ciment will present her latest novel, The Body in Question. Ciment has written seven novels, a memoir, and a collection of short stories. Her novel Heroic Measures was made into the film Five Flights Up starring Morgan Freeman and Diane…

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  7. Author Series: Rochelle Alers

    Award-winning romance novelist Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders, and Essence bestseller lists. She has written more than 60 titles and boasts almost two million copies of her books in print. Alers has won awards including Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance…

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  8. The Committee

    “The Committee” is set in Gainesville, a sleepy late 1950s Florida university city. Its characters—professors, students, townspeople rich and poor, and politicians—are both typical of such a place and unusual, even bizarre, for the challenges they face and the changes they undergo when their lives…

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