Stetson Kennedy's 93rd Birthday Party

Published Jimmy - Thu, 09/10/2009 - 11:12pm


The Civic Media Center will celebrate the 93rd birthday of Florida folklorist and civil rights activist Stetson Kennedy on Saturday, October 3rd, starting at 6pm. This event will also celebrate Mr. Kennedy's donation of his personal library to the Civic Media Center, and inaugurate the Stetson Kennedy Library at the Civic Media Center.

The evening will begin with a booksigning from 6-7pm with Stetson for his new book Grits and Grunts: Folkloric Key West and the new and updated edition of his classic Palmetto Country.

After the booksigning there will be a party with provided and potluck food and drink, and featuring music by Lars Din (sampling from the Woody Guthrie catalogue), Florida naturalist troubadour Dale Crider, and featuring North Florida blues veteran Willie Green. There is no admission charge but donations are requested to cover expenses and as a fundraiser for the CMC.

WHEN: Saturday, October 3rd @ 6pm
WHERE: Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St.
COST: Donations appreciated

Update: Watch video from the event

Sat, 10/03/2009 - 6:00pm