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2010 Events – Part 2

April 25, 2011

As we put together the last minute arrangements for our upcoming author events, we thought we’d give you another re-cap of the Florida Heritage Awards Ceremony that took place last month, another well-attended event.

Each of our Gold Medal winning authors received their awards and received congratulations from Secretary of State Kurt Browning and Governor Rick Scott.

Christina Diaz Gonzalez accepts a Gold Medal for her young adult novel, The Red Umbrella.

Fifth generation Floridian, William Culyer Hall accepts an award for his book, The Trouble with Panthers, which won the Gold Medal in Popular Fiction category.

Poet Carol Frost accepts a Gold Medal for her winning book, Honeycomb.

While many authors were in attendance, some were unable to attend. FBA’s own Dr. Wayne Wiegand, who accepted the absentee awards on the authors’ behalf, was able to participate in an exciting photo opportunity with the new governor.

FBA Director, Dr. Wayne Wiegand, accepts an award on behalf of Mark Mustian, whose novel, The Gendarme, won a Gold Medal for the General Fiction category.

Next week, the Florida Book Awards will celebrate the Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners at the Florida Library Association’s Annual Conference, which will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Orlando. Our  winning authors will be reading and signing copies of their award-winning books to be followed by a banquet on May 5th. More information about the event can be found here: http://www.flalib.org/conference_2011.php

We look forward to celebrating our winning authors and welcome all Florida readers to attend these events.

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