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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: Sue Monk Kidd
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 NewYork Times bestseller and adapted into a television movie. Her critically acclaimed third novel, TheInvention 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.