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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

Hear stories from local Jacksonville residents, learn something new, and get updates about events happening at the Jacksonville Public Library.

    #48 Lit Chat with Kristen Arnett

    #48 Lit Chat with Kristen Arnett

    Kristen Arnett’s novels and short stories explore queer life and life in Florida, combining the two with her signature dark humor. Join us to chat with the New York Times bestselling author about the stories that motivate her to write, what she’s learned from writing, and more!
    Kristen Arnett is the author of With Teeth: A Novel and the New York Times bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things, which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction. She is a queer fiction and essay writer. Her work has appeared at The New YorkTimes, The Cut, Oprah Magazine, Guernica, Buzzfeed, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, The Guardian, Salon, and elsewhere. Her next book (an untitled collection of short stories) will be published by Riverhead Books. She has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and currently lives in Miami, Florida.
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    Kristen Arnett
    Read: Kristen's Books in the Library Catalog
    Website: https://www.kristenarnettwriter.com/ 
    Twitter: @Kristen_Arnett
    Jacksonville Public Library
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    • 59 min
    #48 Lit Chat with Therese Tappouni

    #48 Lit Chat with Therese Tappouni

    Interested in learning more about authors from your community? What is their writing process and what inspires them? Learn more at Lit Chat with Therese Tappouni, who will talk about her book, Caught Between Worlds. Tappouni will be joined with moderator Stacey Horan, a local author and podcaster. Both authors reside in Jacksonville and are passionate about living creatively and helping others through their writing.
    Therese Tappouni is a native of Springfield, Illinois, she attended Hillsborough Community College, the University of Florida, and studied writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USF, and Eckerd College. Her passion arises from being a mother to six and a grandmother of three. She is the founder of the company Whole Heart, which is dedicated to helping people live a balanced, loving, and creative life.
    Stacey Horan is our moderator for this Lit Chat. Prior to becoming a writer, Horan was a corporate lawyer and used writing as a creative outlet. Eventually, she became a full-time writer of young adult books. After experiencing book festivals and author discussions, she was inspired to start her podcast, The Bookshop at the End of the Internet.
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    Therese Tappouni
    Read: Caught Between Worlds
    Website: https://www.theresetappouni.com/ 
    Twitter: @thereseta
    Stacey Horan
    Read: Sycamore Lane
    Website: http://www.staceyhoran.com/ 
    Twitter: @staceyleehoran
    Jacksonville Public Library
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    • 45 min
    #47 Lit Chat with Rochelle Alers

    #47 Lit Chat with Rochelle Alers

    Rochelle Alers has been hailed by readers and booksellers alike as one of today’s most prolific and popular African American authors of romance and women’s fiction.
    With more than eighty titles and nearly two million copies of her novels in print, Ms. Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders and Essence bestseller lists, regularly chosen by Black Expressions Book Club, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the Emma Award, Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.
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    Rochelle Alers
    Read: The Beach House
    Website: https://rochellealers.org/ 
    Twitter: @rochellealers
    Jacksonville Public Library
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    • 58 min
    #46 Lit Chat with Michael Ray Fitzgerald

    #46 Lit Chat with Michael Ray Fitzgerald

    Willow Branch Library sits in a corner of Willow Branch Park, a popular location for local musicians during the late 1960s to develop and expand their audience. Named after the “Human Be-In,” San Francisco’s 1967 counterculture celebration, Jacksonville’s “be-ins” spawned several notable acts, including the Allman Brothers Band.
    In Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock, Michael Ray FitzGerald digs into the history of bands like the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd and how Jacksonville played a role in bringing these bands to a national audience. FitzGerald and Alan Bliss, CEO of the Jacksonville Historical Society, will talk about this and more in this Lit Chat!
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    Michael Ray Fitzgerald
    Read: Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock
    Website: http://michaelrayfitzgerald.com/ 
    Jacksonville Public Library
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    • 54 min
    #45 Lit Chat with Marsha Dean Phelts

    #45 Lit Chat with Marsha Dean Phelts

    Marsha Dean Phelts joined us back in March of 2021 to chat about American Beach and her two books, An American Beach for African Americans and The American Beach Cookbook. Phelts will cover the myths of the beach -- what is the first, the most, the oldest? -- and the informational treasures unearthed there. She will also talk about the women of American Beach, including Miss Martha, Emma Morgan, Beach Lady, Annette Myers, and Hurricane Dora.
    Phelts is an American Beach homeowner, a contributor to the Florida Star, and a former librarian with the Jacksonville Public Library. She will be joined in the chat by Felice Franklin of the PRIDE Book Club.
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    • 46 min
    #44 Lit Chat with Chuck Wendig

    #44 Lit Chat with Chuck Wendig

    Have you ever read a sci-fi or fantasy book and wondered, what kind of a mind thinks up these new worlds? Find out and get a peek inside of one at our Lit Chat with Chuck Wendig!
    Chuck Wendig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, Wanderers, and the upcoming The Book of Accidents (July 2021). He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games, film, and television. A finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the cowriter of the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus, he is also known for his books about writing. He lives in Pennsyltucky with his family.
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    Chuck Wendig
    Website: http://terribleminds.com/
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ChuckWendig
    Jacksonville Public Library
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