Hundreds of people attended the first Homestead Book Fair this Saturday October 5th at Losner Park in the Historic Downtown District. The free event marked the launching of the recent publication of the history of Homestead book, entitled, Homestead, Florida. . . . From Railroad Boom to Sonic Boom, co-authored by Seth H. Bramson and Bob Jensen.
In addition to meeting the authors of the Homestead story, attendees were able to get to know many other local authors who offered their books for sale at the various colorful tents located in Losner Park. The Book Fair also had a continuous schedule of Authors’ Talks inside the Old Town Hall Museum. Authors who spoke at the Meet the Authors Forum included: Seth Bramson, Bob Jensen, writers of Homestead, Florida. . . . From Railroad Boom to Sonic Boom; Laura Ogden, writer of Swamplife: People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades; Charlie Hudson, local author of many books including Deadly Doubloons; Larry Perez, author of Snake in the Grass: An Everglades Invasion; Angela M. Thomas, writer of Never Give Up, and known South Florida naturalist and author Roger Hammer, who presented his latest book Florida Icons: 50 Classics Views of the Sunshine State. Additionally, the local Lamplighter's Writing Group conducted various Writer's Workshops throughout the event.
The Homestead Kiwanis conducted their successful Children's Book Give-Away, and hundreds of children went home with new books. A variety of Food Trucks lined up along Krome Avenue, and the exciting Mojo Scoundrels played lively music from Losner Park stage.
The event was a successful afternoon dedicated to our history, our culture and literature!
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