Carla is best known as a former co-host of ABC’s Emmy award winning, popular lifestyle series “The Chew.” She currently appears on ABC’s GMA DAY. She won over audiences when she competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars” and shared her philosophy to always cook with love. Carla believes food connects us all, and she strives to... + More
Devereaux Bruch Eyler
Devereaux “Devy” Bruch Eyler was born in Tennessee 1937 and was originally named Nell Howell. Eight hours after her mother, Lena Mae Howell, gave birth, Devy was stolen and sold to a wealthy family through an illegal adoption in the state of Tennessee. Devy’s mother was told she had given birth to a boy who had died during delivery.
Years later, with the help of her... + More
Taylor Brown grew up on the Georgia coast. He is the author of one short story collection, In the Season of Blood and Gold (Press 53, 2014), and three novels from St. Martin’s Press: Fallen Land (2016), The River of Kings (2017), and Gods of Howl Mountain (2018). His story collection was a finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards, and his first two novels were short-listed for the... + More
The Jekyll Island Chronicles
The Jekyll Island Chronicles is an award-winning graphic novel series from Top Shelf/IDW. It is an alternate history/action/adventure tale that takes place right after WWI, and features Jekyll Island as the cornerstone set piece for the story of action heroes battling anarchists in the early 20th century. Part diesel punk, part sci-fi and fantasy, and part weird, historic fact, the series is... + More
Chef Todd Richards is an award-winning chef known for his contemporary cooking style rooted in Soul and Southern cuisine. A native of Chicago and self-taught chef, he was named a 2008 and 2013 Semifinalist for James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southeast. Richards is the chef and owner of Richards’ Southern Fried and the Culinary Director of Jackmont Hospitality, overseeing award-winning... + More
Georgia-born French-trained Chef Virginia Willis has made chocolate chip cookies with Dwanye “The Rock” Johnson, foraged for berries in the Alaskan wilderness, harvested capers in the shadow of a smoldering volcano in Sicily, and beguiled celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Bill Clinton, and Aretha Franklin with her cooking – but it all started in her grandmother’s country... + More
Xhenet Aliu’s novel, Brass, was published by Random House in January 2018 and is long-listed for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Book Prize. Her debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Aliu’s writing has appeared in Glimmer Train, Hobart, American Short Fiction, Lenny, LitHub, Buzzfeed, The New York Times, and elsewhere,... + More
Hosted by Jekyll Island Authority
Joined Eventeny in December 2018
event6 eventslocation_onJekyll Island, Georgia, United States
Recognizing that Jekyll Island’s natural beauty and vibrant history set it apart from any other coastal retreat, the Governor and the Georgia State Legislature established the island as a state park and entrusted its care to the Jekyll... + More
Join us for our second annual Jekyll Island Book Festival. Designed for all book lovers, the festival line-up will include a mix of author presentations, meet-and-greets, signings, book and retail sales, and family-friendly fun. Situated on the scenic Beach Village Green, the idyllic beachfront promenade is surrounded by shops and restaurants, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean.