LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Let’s Talk About Florida’ series at History Center begins with Groff book

October 15, 2021
By Boca Beacon Reader

To the Editor:

Join us for the first book discussion of the season in the “Let’s Talk About Florida” series on Monday, Oct. 18 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. You can attend live in the Boca Grande Community Center Woman’s Club Room or via Zoom.

Thanks to the Fergeson Skipper Law Firm of Sarasota for their generous sponsorship of Let’s Talk About Florida.

In the book of short stories about Florida, aptly called “Florida,” author Lauren Groff captures Florida’s landscape, climate, history and state of mind.

“Florida becomes the gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence.”

In the story “Flower Hunters” Groff writes, “Florida, Bartram’s ghost has been trying to tell her all along, is erotic. For years now, she has been unable to see it all around her, the erotic.”

There is no charge for this event but register at the Historical Society website bocagrandehistoricalsociety.com or call the History Center at 964-1600 to receive the Zoom link. If attending in person, please bring a laptop, tablet or phone and ear buds so you can view and hear those attending via Zoom.

Also mark your calendar for other Let’s Talk About Florida book discussions:

November 16 – “Oranges” by John McPhee

January 18 – “Henry Bradley Plant, Gilded Age Dreams for Florida and the South” by Canter Brown Jr.,

April 5 – “Devil in the Grove” by Gilbert King

Sincerely, The Boca Grande Historical Society, Inc.