FSU Authors Day and Dinner with Friends of FSU Libraries

By: FSU News Release
By: FSU News Release

The Florida State University will honor its faculty authors on Monday, March 21, during the second annual "FSU Authors Day ." FSU's Office of Faculty Recognition and Dean of the Faculties will host the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

At least 30 faculty authors of work published in 2010 and 2011 are expected to be on hand to sign their books, which will be available for purchase. Five of those FSU authors -- representing academic disciplines ranging from English to criminology, chemistry, psychology and more -- are scheduled to read from their books, including creative writing Associate Professor Elizabeth Stuckey-French ("The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady") and Roy Baumeister, the Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology ("Is There Anything Good About Men?").

FSU Authors Day will be held:

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011

BOOK SIGNING: 4:30 - 6:30 P.M.

READINGS: 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

AUGUSTUS B. TURNBULL III FLORIDA STATE CONFERENCE CENTER

CORNER OF PENSACOLA AND COPELAND STREETS

TALLAHASSEE

(Parking available in the adjacent Turnbull Center parking garage)

Immediately following FSU Authors Day is the annual Friends of the Florida State University Libraries dinner, which also will be held at the Turnbull Center. This year the featured speaker will be Rodney L. Hurst Sr., author of the 2008 book "It was never about a hot dog and a Coke: A Personal Account of the 1960 Sit-in Demonstrations in Jacksonville, Florida and Ax Handle Saturday." A cash bar will be open from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Reservations for the dinner ($40 for general public, $25 for library staff) are due by Thursday, March 17. Call FSU's Strozier Library, (850) 644-5211.

To learn more about FSU Authors Day, visit the Office of Faculty Recognition website at http://ofr.fsu.edu/FSU-Authors-Day. For additional information, call (850) 645-8203 or e-mail Tiffany Phillips at tphillips@fsu.edu.

FSU Authors Day and the Friends of the FSU Libraries Dinner are part of a slate of events that celebrate the Sunshine State's literary and cultural achievements. Other activities -- with sponsors from around the state that include the Florida Humanities Council and Lieutenant Governor's Office -- are the Tallahassee Festival of Books and Writers, Florida Authors Day, and the Cultural Heritage Ceremony.


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