Q & A

New York Times Contributor Margaret Renkl Discusses Nature, Politics and Her New Book

Renkl’s new book Graceland, at Last: Notes on Hope and Heartache From the American South collects 60 of her opinion pieces.

09/14/2021 By Marc Griffin

Newsflash

Stephen King Talks Writing, Covid, Piney Point and Red Tide on The Late Show

For such a small city, Sarasota sure seems to make the news a lot.

08/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

Translator, traitor

Elena Ferrante's Translator Discusses the Difficult Work of Bringing Italian Fiction to English Readers

Ann Goldstein, who has translated all of Ferrante's novels, including her newest, "The Lying Life of Adults," is participating in a Bookstore1Sarasota Zoom event on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

09/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fins and Fun

Writer and Nature Enthusiast Randy Wayne White Targets a Young Audience With His New Adventure Book

White, a longtime fishing guide-turned-writer, debuts his first-ever book aimed at middle-schoolers this month.

03/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Review

David Sedaris' Sarasota Debut Offers Laughs and a Touch of Heart

The humorist read from his writings on the Van Wezel stage and took questions from the audience.

04/20/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Ingrid Christie

Strictly Sedaris

David Sedaris Talks Comedy

Sedaris will give a talk April 19 at the Van Wezel.

03/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Words of Wisdom

Historian David McCullough Enlightens and Entertains at Gulf Coast Community Foundation Luncheon

The author of books on Harry Truman, John Adams and more offered insights into leadership and community as well.

03/02/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Rebecca Baxter

Talks

Award-Winning Historian the Guest Speaker at March 2 Luncheon

Presidential Medal of Freedom-winning historian David McCullough will be the featured guest at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s 2017 Better Together luncheon.

01/20/2017 By staff

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces More Of Its Upcoming Season

The line-up includes several Sarasota premieres and a gala evening with Steve Martin and Martin Short.

08/30/2016 By Kay Kipling

Best Bars

Crime Novelist Tim Dorsey on His Fictional Hero’s Favorite Florida Bars

We asked best-selling crime novelist Tim Dorsey where his hero, Serge A. Storms, would drink.

06/22/2016 By Tim Dorsey

Magical History Tour

Key West Offers Visitors a Unique Spirit and Fabulous Decadence

To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson, "Key West is where the weird go pro."

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel

Article

Stephen King, John Grisham Take Center Stage at Manatee County Library Foundation Fund Raiser

Authors Stephen King and John Grisham appeared at a fund raiser for the Manatee County Library Foundation in Bradenton last night.

01/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

Writer Amy Tan Headlines Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Series Platinum Dinner

Writer Amy Tan will appear in Sarasota at Ringling College Library Association's Town Hall Series this month.

01/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Behind the Scenes with Van Wezel Executive Director Mary Bensel

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall executive director Mary Bensel shares some of her most unforgettable behind-the-scenes memories.

11/02/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Author David Baldacci Visits Sarasota

Party Girl Loren Mayo takes us behind the scenes of author David Baldacci's recent visit to Sarasota for the Library Foundation Luncheon.

03/31/2015 By Loren Mayo

Article

Author David Baldacci to Speak in Sarasota

Talking with novelist David Baldacci, speaker at this month’s Library Foundation luncheon.

01/28/2015 By davidadkins

Article

Best-Selling Author Randy Wayne White Crusades to Protect Tarpon

Best-selling Southwest Florida thriller writer Randy Wayne White crusades to protect the region's tarpon.

04/01/2014 By Tony D'Souza

Article

An Ode to Sarasota’s Dive Bars

Novelist Tim Dorsey pens an ode to two of Sarasota's most famous dive bars: The Crescent Club and the Bahi Hut.

11/01/2013 Photography by Brian Braun By Tim Dorsey

Article

Rosie O'Donnell Buys $5 Million Dollar House on Casey Key

The strange story of how Rosie O'Donnell came to buy a $5 million dollar house on Casey Key.

10/28/2013 By Megan McDonald

Article

Media Picks: June 2013

Georgia Court of Bookstore1Sarasota, Samy Ramadane of IMG Aademies and RoseAnne McCabe of the Sarasota Music Festival share what they're reading, watching and listening to this month.

06/03/2013 By Megan McDonald