Books & Talks


Glenn Close, Gronk and Dr. Anthony Fauci Are Some of Next Season's Town Hall Participants

The popular lecture series, now in its 44th year, returns in January 2025.

04/16/2024 By Staff

Can't Be Beet

Dalia Colón Highlights Florida's Fruits and Veggies in The Florida Vegetarian Cookbook

Colón entices vegetarians and meat-eaters alike with her produce-rich recipes.

03/11/2024 By Lauren Jackson


Once Upon a Time in Florida Tells the Stories of Our State

You can meet the book's editor and writers March 15 at Selby Library.

03/07/2024 By Kay Kipling

Listening to Black Voices

Join Sarasota Magazine's Heather Dunhill for 'Listening to Black Voices' Panel Discussions March 20 and 21

The events will feature eight members of Sarasota's Black community who have been featured in Dunhill's series over the past four years.

03/06/2024 By Staff

Q & A

'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo Talks Life, Death and the In-Between

We caught up with Caputo ahead of her April show at the Van Wezel.

02/27/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Talks Support for Ukraine at RCLA's Town Hall

The former ambassador to Ukraine warns that Russia is watching to see what the United States does as the war goes on.

02/05/2024 By Kay Kipling

Q & A

New Urbanism Luminary Andrés Duany to Sarasota: 'You're Not a Little Town'

“If you say, 'I like small-town Sarasota,' you're wrong. Get a suit and stop wearing short pants.”

01/26/2024 By Kim Doleatto

No Holds Barred

Liz Cheney Issues Dire Warning About Donald Trump and the 2024 Presidential Election

Cheney kicked off this year's Town Hall lecture series by calling Trump's actions on Jan. 6, 2021, not just a "dereliction of duty," but an act of "depravity."

01/16/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q & A

Tom Arnold Will Share His Mental Health and Addiction Journey in Sarasota Tomorrow

The comedian, actor, producer and writer is the keynote speaker at Sunshine From Darkness' Inspiring Hope Dinner. Ahead of his talk, we caught up with Arnold for a wide-ranging interview about addiction and recovery.

01/11/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Things to Do in Sarasota in January and February

Your arts and entertainment calendar.


One Book

Author David Grann Discusses Killers of the Flower Moon

The best-selling nonfiction murder mystery about mass killings in the Osage Nation in the 1920s recently became a smash-hit movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. It was Sarasota County’s 2019 One Book selection.

01/02/2024 By Ilene Denton

No Excuses

Wrestler, MMA Fighter and Author Zion Clark Will Speak at This Year's PINC Conference

Ahead of his appearance in Sarasota, Clark spoke about his rise to fame, his mother’s influence, finding peace of mind, and more.

11/30/2023 By Matthew Gutierrez

Off the Page

Authors Bring the 'Write Stuff' to Sarasota Literary Festival

Sarah MacLean, a romance novelist who loves historical fiction, is part of a panel taking part in the November event.

10/06/2023 By Catherine Hicks/Community News Collaborative

Coming Attractions

PINC Returns to the Sarasota Opera House on Dec. 7

After a three-year hiatus, the conference will feature a day of thought-provoking speakers from a variety of disciplines, including wrestler and MMA fighter Zion Clark.

09/28/2023 By Staff


Sarasota Native Lois Duncan Wrote 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'

The book went on to become a popular slasher film in 1997.

09/19/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On the Road

Sarasota's New Pop-Up Library Makes It Easier Than Ever to Access Books and Technology

The library on wheels has dozens of resources and is headed to a location near you.

09/12/2023 By Emma Moneuse

Stars Align

Actor Dylan McDermott to Headline Inaugural Children Charities Speaker Series

The series is a collaboration between Semkhor and Florida Winefest/Caring for Children Charities.

09/05/2023 By Staff

Frosty Fun

Five Unconventional Ways to Beat the Extreme Sarasota Summer Heat

Looking for air-conditioned adventure? We've got five indoor activities we think you'll love.

07/17/2023 By Caleb Guedes-Reed

A Star Is Born

The Literary World Is Finally Embracing Robert Plunket. Sarasota Has Known He's a Genius for Decades.

Earlier this month, New Directions Publishing reissued Plunket’s 1983 debut novel, "My Search for Warren Harding." Now new readers are discovering what we always knew.

06/21/2023 By Pam Daniel