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Amelia Island Book Festival Gala

Featuring New York Times Best-Selling & Award-Winning Authors 

Friday, February 14

6:00 - 10:00 pm


Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort 

39 Beach Lagoon Road, Amelia Island

6 - 7 pm | Author Open-Bar Cocktail Reception

7 - 10 pm | Dinner, Presentation and Auction

On this night we welcome literary stars to our island, for an elegant evening of fine food, entertainment.
Meet in person these distingushed authors

David Baldacci, NYT best-seller and AIBF Honorary Chair

Sandra Brown, NYT best-seller and author of 75 novels
Kathy Reichs, best-selling author and forensic anthropologist

Sharon Robinson, acclaimed author and daughter of Jackie Robinson

Margot Lee Shetterley, author of the best-selling book Hidden Figures

Author books will be available for sale at the Gala and the authors will sign books purchased on site.

Presenting Sponsor: William Amos, Sr. Foundation

Gold Sponsor: Rayonier

Silver Sponsors: Paul & Kathleen Bosland / Ron & Dorothy Cheeley – Pfizer Pharmaceutical /
Sylvia Derrick

Bronze Sponsor: The Salty Pelican

Your ticket includes open bar cocktail reception where you can mingle with these celebrity authors. Then, a gourmet dinner followed by a brief live auction during which you may bid on a chance for immortality: to have a character in a novel named  after you or a loved one. Plus there’ll be many more unique and fabulous prizes.


Featured authors' books will be available for purchase and author signing at the end of the evening.

Proceeds benefit the Authors in Schools Literacy Program