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March 18, 2014

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Authors Inspire Children and Families
at the Harn Museum’s Book Signing Event on April 5

GAINESVILLE, FL, Mar. 18, 2014.— The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida will be holding “Written Inspiration: A Children’s Book Signing Event” on April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for elementary-aged children and their families. Eleven authors and illustrators from various parts of Florida will be at the event discussing their most recent publications and the inspiration behind their creations. Book readings will take place throughout the event with an opportunity to mingle with authors and purchase signed copies of their books.

This event is part of Alachua County Library’s International Children’s Book Day Celebration and is being planned and promoted in partnership with the Alachua County Library. Participating authors include Mark Wayne Adams, Audrey Allen, Nikole Brooks Bethea, Carrie Clickard, Gigi Morales David, Ben J. Green, John Sullivan Hayes, Frances Keiser, Ann Lane, Vivian Owens and Jane Wood.

This is the second year the Harn has held “Written Inspiration.” Author Jane Wood who also participated in last year’s event says, “Connecting with kids is such a positive experience. They inspire me to keep writing.”

Proceeds from the book sale benefit the authors and Harn Museum programs and exhibitions.

Admission to the museum is free. For more information, call 352-392-9826 or visit

Book Reading Schedule:

11:00 a.m., Jane Wood
11:20 a.m., Mark Wayne Adams
11:40 a.m., Audrey Allen
12:00 p.m.,  Nikole Brooks Bethea
12:20 p.m.,  Carrie Clickard
12:40 p.m.,  Gigi Morales David
1:0 p.m.,  Ben J. Green
1:20 p.m.,  John Sullivan Hayes
1:40 p.m.,  Frances Keiser
2:00 p.m.,  Ann Lane
2:20 p.m., Vivian Owens

This event is supported by Friesens Corporation and Sylvan Learning.

About the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Founded in 1990, the Harn Museum of Art is an integral part of the University of Florida. The Harn contributes to an interconnected, international community by integrating the arts and culture into curricula throughout the university’s system of colleges and centers. Its holdings include more than 9000 works in five main collecting areas: Asian art, African art, photography, modern art of the Americas and Europe, and international contemporary art. The museum also has noteworthy collections of Oceanic and Ancient American Art and works on paper. In addition to rotating installations drawn from its permanent collection, the Harn organizes traveling exhibitions, public lectures, panel discussions, academic symposia, and educational programs for adults, students, and children.

The Harn Museum of Art, at 3259 Hull Road in Gainesville, Florida, is part of the University of Florida’s Cultural Plaza, which is also home to the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is open until 9 p.m. the second Thursday of every month for Museum Nights. The Camellia Court Café is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information call 352-392-9826 or visit


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Harn Museum of Art
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