Open thy blank Word docs! The Amelia Island Book Festival is a three-day celebration of the written word, with a writer’s workshop run by Steve Berry and his wife Elizabeth, author presentations, breakout sessions, book signings and sales, a luncheon featuring keynote speaker David Baldacci (pictured) and a talk by Steve Berry, an author face-off dinner and gala with Baldacci, R.L. Stine, Berry, Joseph Finder, Lara Adrian, Mary Kay Andrews, and others, with a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner and music, a golf tournament and other book-minded events.
Saturday, Feb. 18-Monday, Feb. 20, various Fernandina Beach locations. For all details and to purchase tickets, go to ameliaislandbookfestival.org.