The inaugural meeting of the group will honor and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the classic fable, The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Copies of the book are limited at the library.
Presenter Liz Coursen, author of Having Fun, Wish You Were Here! An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida, will use museum-quality vintage postcards to tell the story of Florida's transformation from a backwoods swamp in the 1900s to a 1950s vacation paradise. A book-signing will follow.
A featured reader kicks off the night, followed by numerous 10-minute open mic storytelling slots. No music or poetry.
Local authors of books (both print and e-books) will be on hand to talk about their publishing experiences, read from their books and have copies available for purchase.
Featured speaker will be Cynthia Sandor, author of the biography, Through Innocent Eyes: The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth. The book is based on a journal written by Sandor's mother, who was a member of an elite group of young girls in the Hitler Youth.