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2023 Event Guide & Information
 

Director Emeritus Dr. Tim Gilmore and Co-Director of the JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival Darlyn Kuhn chatted with Rance Adams on River City Live on Tuesday, November 28th about the upcoming 10th anniversary of the festival. We appreciate Rance and RCL spreading the word!

Here is the link to watch the segment: https://www.news4jax.com/river-city-live/2023/11/28/jax-by-jax-literary-arts-festival-turns-10/

All events at the JaxbyJax Literary Arts Festival X will be held at the Kent Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) at 3939 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32205.  Click here for directions and here for a campus map

Attendees should park in the large lot close to buildings A and F
at the south end of campus.

Note: All information in this guide is subject to change.
Check the schedule and room assignments carefully and often
.

 

Friday evening, December 1, 2023
 

The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. with a reading by Nathaniel Glover from his book Striving for Justice: A Black Sheriff in the Deep South. The reading will be followed by a moderated Q&A session, then book sales by San Marco Books & More and book signings by the author.

 

At 7:30 p.m. Willie Evans, Jr. will present The Brown Wonder, a multi-media presentation followed by a moderated Q&A session, then enjoyment of its interactive cultural installation.

 

 

 Saturday, December 2, 202

At 11 a.m., enjoy readings from the first set of twelve writers in the Main Auditorium - F-128 or the Art Gallery Auditorium - E-112-F.

 

Main Auditorium - F-128: Jeffery Knapp, RaeJeana Brooks, Fati D. Ashley, Damon Thomas, Brooks Decker, Ben Atkinson

(hosted by Tim Gilmore)

 

Art Gallery Auditorium - E-112-F: Michelle Lizet Flores, Sharon Scholl, Laura Dill, Ma Bones, Jen Belt, Anna Jacobson

(hosted by Tricia Booker)

 

(Book signings for these twelve writers will take place in the G Building Lobby from 12:30 – 1 p.m.)

 

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Women Writing for a Change will launch its new anthology in the Building G lobby.
(hosted by Jennifer Wolfe)

 

At 1 p.m., enjoy readings from the second set of twelve writers in the Main Auditorium - F-128 or the Art Gallery Auditorium - E-112-F.

 

Main Auditorium - F-128: Mary Lou Sutherlin, Dorsey Craft, Jeff Whipple, Princess Simpson Rashid, Barbara Colaciello, Sohrab Homi Fracis

(hosted by Tim Gilmore)

 

Art Gallery Auditorium - E-112-F: Michael Ray Fitzgerald, Andrea LeDew, Melissa Aiuppy, Michael G. O’Connell, James Greene, Melissa Gopp-Warner

(hosted by Johnny Masiulewicz)

 

(Book signings for these twelve writers will take place in the G Building Lobby from 2:30 – 3 p.m.)

ALSO, from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Women Writing for a Change will provide readings and interviews of authors from their new anthology in Class Auditorium E-104
(hosted by Jennifer Wolfe and Tricia Booker)

 

At 3 p.m., enjoy readings from the third set of four writers in the Art Gallery Auditorium - E-112-F:

Tonn Pastore, Eva Jones, Cassie Monsalud, Johnny Masiulewicz

(hosted by Johnny Masiulewicz)

 

(Book signings for these four writers and the four writers who will read from 5-6 p.m. will take place in the G Building Lobby from 4:30 – 5 p.m.)

 

From 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., hear the work of twelve outstanding student writers from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, FSCJ, and UNF at the Main Auditorium - F-128.
(hosted by Darlyn Finch Kuhn)
At the conclusion of the student readings, the Dr. James Robert Cobb Student Writing Awards will be announced by Andres Rojas (Poetry), Taryn Wharwood (Spoken Word) and Erica Saffer (Prose).

 

At 5 p.m., enjoy readings from the fourth set of four writers in the Main Auditorium - F-128: Jenn Chase, Bob Kealing, Tricia Booker, Tim Gilmore

 

At 6 p.m., Mayor Donna Deegan will read from her book, Through Rose-Colored Glasses: A Marathon from Fear to Love. The reading will be followed by a moderated Q&A session, then book sales by Chamblin’s Uptown Book Store and book signings by the author.

 

Starting at 7 p.m. enjoy light bites, non-alcoholic beverages, and a book signing by Donna Deegan while you meet and mingle with authors, students, and fans at the after-party in the Lobby of the Main Auditorium - F-128.

List of Events by Venue/Room:

 

Main Auditorium – F-128

 

11:00 – Jeffery Knapp

11:15 – RaeJeana Brooks

11:30 – Fati D. Ashley

11:45 – Damon Thomas

12:00 – Brooks Decker

12:15 – Ben Atkinson

1:00 – Mary Lou Sutherlin

1:15 – Dorsey Craft

1:30 – Jeff Whipple

1:45 – Princess Simpson Rashid

2:00 – Barbara Colaciello

2:15 – Sohrab Homi Fracis

3:00 – Student Showcase & Dr. James Robert Cobb Student Writer Awards

5:00 – Jenn Chase

5:15 – Bob Kealing

5:30 – Tricia Booker

5:45 – Tim Gilmore

6:00 – Donna Deegan

7:00 – Authors/Fans Meet & Mingle/T-shirt sales

 

Art Gallery Auditorium – E-112-F

 

11:00 – Michelle Lizet Flores

11:15 – Sharon Scholl

11:30 – Laura Dill

11:45 – Ma Bones

12:00 – Jen Belt

12:15 – Anna Jacobson

1:00 – Michael Ray Fitzgerald

1:15 – Andrea LeDew

1:30 – Melissa Aiuppy

1:45 – Michael G. O’Connell

2:00 – James Greene

2:15 – Melissa Gopp-Warner

3:00 – Tonn Pastore

3:15 – Eve Jones

3:30 - Cassie Monsalud

3:45 – Johnny Masiulewicz

 

Class Auditorium – E-104

 

1:00 – Women Writing for a Change Readings and Interviews from Anthology
(Jennifer Wolfe and Tricia Booker host)

 

Lobby of G Building

11:00 - 12:30 - Anthology Launch/Read-Arounds/Book Sales

11:00 - 1:00 - T-shirt sales

12:30 - 1:00 - Book Sales & Signings

2:30 - 3:00 - Book Sales & Signings

3:00 - 5:00 - T-shirt sales

4:30 - 5:00 - Book Sales & Signings

Sunday, December 3, 2023

From noon to 3 p.m., nine workshops given by genre experts will run concurrently as follows:

Memoir/Creative Non-fiction

Tricia Booker & Melissa Gopp-Warner

B-200

Fiction

Sohrab Homi Fracis

B-201

Science Fiction

Wyne Karnath

B-202

Storytelling

Anna Jacobson

B-203

Screenwriting

Franklin Ritch

B-204

Spoken Word

Taryn "Love Reigns" Wharwood

B-205

6x6 Words & 6x6 Sentences

Ma Bones

B-206

Page Poetry

Andres Rojas

B-208

Women Writing for a Change

Jennifer Wolfe

B-209

Note: All information in this guide is subject to change.
Check the schedule and room assignments carefully and often.

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