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“Derision 2020” virtual event features Dave Barry, Carl Hiaasen

The First Amendment Foundation is hosting the event Wednesday night.
"Derision 2020" features Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen for a conversation about this relentless news cycle. The virtual event is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
"Derision 2020" features Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen for a conversation about this relentless news cycle. The virtual event is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. [ First Amendment Foundation ]
Published Oct. 20, 2020
Updated Oct. 21, 2020

Maybe you’ve voted already, maybe you haven’t. Either way, we’re two weeks out from Election Day 2020 and it’s time for a diversion.

The First Amendment Foundation of Florida is hosting a virtual event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring authors Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen. Derision 2020: Unmasked and Dangerous promises “an enlightening and hilarious look at the current state of politics as the presidential election approaches.”

This hourlong event brings together two comedic journalistic voices to celebrate the First Amendment and provide a little relief in a relentless news cycle.

Award-winning musician Mac McAnally.
Award-winning musician Mac McAnally. [ Courtesy of Mac McAnally ]

Bonus: Award-winning singer/songwriter Mac McAnally will perform a couple of songs.

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at floridafaf.org. VIP packages up to $125 include signed copies of Hiaasen’s latest book Squeeze Me and Barry’s latest book Lessons from Lucy. All proceeds benefit the First Amendment Foundation and its mission to strengthen and promote democracy.

Poynter Institute President Neil Brown will introduce the program. The Tampa Bay Times is a sponsor of the event. Senior Deputy Editor/News Amy Hollyfield is vice chair of the Board of Trustees for the First Amendment Foundation.

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