Tickets to the public for the Amelia Island Book Festival’s Gala go on sale November 1, 2019. The Gala is the festival’s biggest fund-raising event. On Valentine’s night in February 2020, ticket holders will help welcome five literary stars to our island. Sponsored by the William Amos, Sr. Foundation, this elegant evening includes fine food, entertainment and an opportunity to meet and mingle with these distingushed authors:

    David Baldacci, NYT best-seller and AIBF Honorary Chair
    Sandra Brown, NYT best-seller and author of 75 novels
    Robert Crais, author of the best-selling Elvis Cole novels
    Sharon Robinson, acclaimed author and daughter of Jackie Robinson
    Margot Lee Shetterley, author of the best-selling book Hidden Figures

The event will be held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation on February 14, 2020, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.; the evening opens with an Author Open-Bar Cocktail Reception and the dinner, presentation and auction will begin at seven. Tickets go on sale November 1, 2019 and are only $185. Proceeds support the Authors in Schools Literary Program.

Amelia Island Book Festival engages adults and young people in the joy of reading and writing through a series of public events featuring New York Times best-selling authors, independent publishers and authors, awards programs and workshops.

Here is a sneak peek at the upcoming event:

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Kickoff Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Scottoline
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Walker’s Landing
Omni Plantation and Resort
Ticketed Event

Tween / Teen Scene
St. Michael’s Parish Hall
22 N. 4th Street
Fernandina Beach
This is a free event

Friday, February 14
Authors in Schools
Various times at all Nassau County Schools
This event is not open to the public; it is for students only.

Amelia Island Book Festival Gala
Featuring Five NYT Best-Selling Authors
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 10:00 pm Dinner, Presentation, Auction

Book Signing
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Amelia Island
Ticketed Event

Writers’ Workshop
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Florida State College at Jacksonville—Nassau Center
Bean Technical Center
76346 William Burgess Boulevard
Yulee, FL
Ticketed Event

Saturday, February 15
​Author Expo and Readers’ Extravaganza
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Featuring author breakout sessions and book signings
Fernandina Beach Middle School
315 Citrona Drive
Fernandina Beach
Free admission and free parking