Friends of the East Manatee Library to Host New York Times Best-Selling Author

Heather Graham will share stories about her career and read excerpts from her new book, Danger in Numbers.

03/29/2021 By Staff


New Children's Book Exploring Loss Benefits Tidewell Foundation

A percentage of sales from “Ham’s Big Adventure” will support Tidewell’s care, including family grief services.

03/25/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: March 25-31

A new piano show at Florida Studio Theatre, Venice Theatre reopens, concerts a-plenty and family fun outdoors

03/25/2021 By Kay Kipling

Beach Chat

Hermitage Artist Retreat Event Features Sarasota Magazine's Bob Plunket and Theater Columnist Michael Riedel

The two will discuss "Storied Stories of the Creative Process."

03/17/2021 By Kay Kipling


Next Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Panel Will Focus on Diversity in Arts and Media

The event will be moderated by award-winning journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

03/16/2021 By Staff


Forty Carrots Presents 19th Annual Virtual Community Speaker Event

Bryson will present insights from the book "The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired."

03/10/2021 By Staff

Ready, Set, Read

Sarasota County Announces 2021 One Book Selection

A history of pioneering Sarasota entrepreneur Bertha Palmer takes the spot.

02/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

Local Author

Sarasota Author Releases First Children's Book

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Amy Diamond moved from L.A. to Sarasota and just published her first children's book.

02/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Black History Month

New College Black History Month Features Symposium, Concert, Film Festival and Workshops

Including a "Black Lives Still Matter!" symposium to focus on social justice and educational equity.

02/05/2021 By Staff


Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Presents Arts and Racial Justice Panel Series

This four-part series brings artists and arts and civic leaders together for conversations about inclusion and diversity in the arts.

02/03/2021 By Staff


Project 180 to Present 'Strong Voices' Spring Lecture Series

The series resumes its eighth season with discussions about the Intersection of trauma, addiction and incarceration.

01/28/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Jan. 21-27

A burger and beer bash, an open-air art show, outdoor concerts, provocative panel discussions and much more.

01/21/2021 By Kay Kipling


C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota to Host 'State-of-the-World' Discussion

Dr. Richard Tarnas will provide a state-of-the-world report referencing the Covid-19 pandemic, climate crisis and societal upheaval.

01/12/2021 By Staff


Lecture Series to Feature New College Alum and Former White Nationalist Derek Black

During his tenure at New College, Black—a former leader of the white nationalist movement—renounced the values he grew up with an is now speaking out against the reality of white supremacist political activism.

01/08/2021 By Staff

In Town (Virtually)

Author Susan Orlean on the Importance of Libraries

Orlean will give a free talk as part of the Library Foundation for Sarasota County's "Love Our Libraries" celebration on Feb. 9.

12/30/2020 By Kay Kipling


Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Announces 2022 Dates

Speakers include Ronan Farrow, Tony Dungy and Chris Christie.

12/29/2020 By Staff


Former New York Fed President, CEO to Speak at New College

William C. Dudley will discuss the country's economic future in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

11/09/2020 By Staff

Local Lessons

New Children's Book Explores Bradenton's History

More than 6,000 copies of "Old Manatee A to Z" have been donated to local third- and fourth-graders.

10/21/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Editors' Picks

What We're Reading Right Now, October 2020 Edition

From absorbing mysteries to Black history, here are the books we've been picking up these days.

10/09/2020 By The Editors


David Klement Writes About Life as a Small-Town Journalist in His New Book

"Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" is the former Bradenton Herald editorial writer's credo.

10/01/2020 By Susan Burns