Punta Gorda Literary FairThe 2017 Punta Gorda Literary Fair is packed with an all-star lineup of literary luminaries! The fair features lectures by authors Mark Antonacci and Randall Kenneth Jones, and 25 authors and writers leading workshops such as “Writing the Off-beat Novel” and “Conquering Cyberspace as a Writer.” Most events are free to attend.

Not-to-miss: Bookseller’s Row, featuring authors and their books, live music, artists and crafters, food vendors, and kids activities. Saturday, March 11, 10:00 am–3:00 pm, FGCU Courtyard at 117 Herald Court Centre.

A few highlights:

March 7, 6:00 pm: Book Talk: James Abraham and Theresa Murtha present Vernon Peeples: Living History. This glimpse into the life of Punta Gorda historical legend Vernon Peeples includes a copy of Peeples' book, Punta Gorda: In The Beginning, a full-color extravaganza of maps, charts, and rare photographs of Southwest Florida. $35 per person. Get tickets here. Florida Gulf Coast University Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Ct., Punta Gorda

March 11, 12:30 pm: Book Talk: Mark Byrd presents an investing seminar that includes a copy of his book, Deep In the Money--Working the Stock Market. $25 per person. Get tickets here. Florida Gulf Coast University Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Ct., Punta Gorda

Visit mybookbroker.com and facebook.com/puntagordaliteraryfair for the full schedule of festivities! The world of words offers enjoyment to all!