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Tom DeMarchi, Director
Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Reed Hall 242
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker: Sue Monk Kidd

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Photo by Roland Scarpa 

Sue Monk Kidd’s first novel, The Secret Life of Bees, spent more than 2½ years on the New York Timesbestseller list, was adapted into an award-winning movie, and has been translated into 36 languages. Now considered a modern classic, it has been nominated for and received numerous awards both here and abroad. Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and adapted into a television movie. Her critically acclaimed third novel, The Invention of Wings, was a #1 New York Timesbestseller, a selection of Oprah’s Book Club, and winner of the Florida Book Award. She is also the author of several memoirs, including the bestseller, Traveling with Pomegranates, co-authored with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, and her ground-breaking book, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter.