The Southwest Florida Reading Festival has announced 29 well-known and bestselling authors for its March event in downtown Fort Myers. This year’s line-up includes “Dexter” thriller novelist Jeff Lindsay, romance writer Susan Mallery, renowned poet Richard Blanco and more.
The authors will meet their fans and chat about their books at the 16th-annual event in Centennial Park and Harborside Event Center. The two-day fest features popular authors for adults, teens and children. Activities include author lectures and programs, kids activities, contests, book signings, a teen battle of the bands and a free book for every child and teenager.
The fest starts Friday, March 20, with its Evening with the Authors at The Marina at Edison Ford in downtown Fort Myers. That’s where people can meet, mingle and dine with many of the writers. Then the main fest takes place on Saturday, March 21. All Saturday activities are free. Tickets for Evening with the Authors are $45-50. They’re on sale through March 5.
Congrats! Jennifer Carpenter is pregnant and engaged to boyfriend Seth Avett (of The Avett Brothers)! Carpenter first started dating the musician in June 2013, after years of being just friends.
“Jennifer met Seth about four years ago at a concert,” an insider told Us Weekly. “She loves music and has always been a big supporter of the band. The relationship developed over the past few months.”
“They have a lot in common and seem to have a similar sense of humor,” the source added. “There is an ease about their relationship. They are a good match.”
Avett was previously married to Susan Avett, whom he divorced in 2013.
Showtime President David Nevins attends a Q&A session for the Television Critics Association. During this, he puts to bed one persistent Internet rumor – no, Showtime executives did not pressure the Dexter show runners to keep the protagonist alive at the end of the series. “It was never even discussed with me. No one pitched the idea of killing Dexter. The only one who wanted to die was David Duchovny [as the character of Hank Moody on “Californication”, which ended its seven-season run earlier this year]. Maybe half-facetiously, but he always thought Hank Moody should go out in a blaze of glory. But neither Michael [C. Hall, who played Dexter] nor the producers ever thought that was the appropriate ending, that Dexter should die. Honestly, it was never discussed.”
So does this mean Showtime might come back to the character of Dexter at some point? “It’s always a possibility. Worked for Jack Bauer. Worked for the Bluth family.”
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Michael C. Hall, currently starring in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”, will join his onstage band “Tits of Clay” and the show’s composer and co-creator,Stephen Trask, at Don Hill’s, the site of the show’s genesis, for a special tribute and benefit concert Dec. 7.
The show will pay tribute to booker, promoter and club owner Don Hill and will benefit Road Recovery, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to helping young people battle addiction. Doors open at 8 PM. The concert will also feature special guest New York Doll David Johansen, and the band Ours will play a special opening set. More info at playbill.com.
Visit ticketweb.com for tickets.