Florida Humanities – Once Upon a Time in Florida: Conversations about Florida

Join Florida Humanities and the Florida Historic Capitol Museum to celebrate the release of “Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises.” This new book marks Florida Humanities’ 50th anniversary with a collection of 50 timeless stories from FORUM, the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities. As part of a statewide book tour, Jacki Levine, the anthology’s editor, reunites with scholars and writers whose stories were selected to appear in this richly-illustrated coffee table book. At this first stop in Tallahassee, the conversation will center around Florida’s early history through the Civil War, its relevance today, as well aswhat it means to write engaging historic stories for a modern audience. The program begins with a reception at 5:30 pm and the discussion starts at 6:30 pm. The panel includes:·

Jacki Levine, “Once Upon a Time in Florida” editor and former FORUM magazine editor·        Dr. Robert Taylor, professor of history and dean of the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts atthe Florida Institute of Technology·        Dr. Roger Smith, historian, author and research professional


To learn more about “Once Upon a Time in Florida” and purchase the book, go to www.floridahumanities.org/anthology50.