Florida Bibliophile Society welcomes you to our 2016-2017 season
March 19: Laura Westley – War Virgin: My Journey of Repression, Temptation, and Liberation
Seminole Community Library
9200 113th St. N., Seminole, FL
March 19, 2017 1:30 p.m.
Laura Westley, a native of New Port Richey, Florida, graduated from West Point in 2001 with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Nuclear Engineering. She was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Adjutant’s General Corps and assigned to the Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, in Savannah, Georgia. On March 21, 2003, Laura and her unit were a part of the initial Iraq invasion. An amazing story starts right there.
Laura created an acclaimed one-woman show based on her experiences, which became her book War Virgin: My Journey of Repression, Temptation and Liberation (2016). Blending comedy and insight, Laura’s book tells the story of a conservative idealist confronting the truth about life and herself on the battleground of Iraq of all places. To learn more, visit WarVirgin.com.
April 16: Peter Hargitai, poet, novelist, translator
For National Poetry Month, FBS member Peter Hargitai will read and discuss his work. The recipient of many honors on both sides of the Atlantic, Peter has published numerous books of poetry and fiction. A native of Hungary, Peter has also introduced the work of several Hungarian authors to English readers.
April 21-23: Florida Antiquarian Book Fair
FBS regularly hosts a table staffed by FBS members at the entrance to the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair. FBS members assist fair visitors with information and by checking bags and packages. And participating members receive free admission to the fair.
May 21: FBS Annual Banquet
Charles Brown, FBS President
Jerry Morris, FBS Vice President