805 Lit + Art Journal to Hold Reception Celebrating Anthology Release

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (October 25, 2016) – Manatee County Public Libraries announced today a reception for the premiere of their 805 Lit + Art Journal Poetry & Prose Reading Anthology on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Downtown Library.


The editorial team of 805 welcomes the public to hear short readings and view art from the anthology which includes fiction, nonfiction and poetry by emerging artists and authors from Florida in particular, as well as throughout the United States. The 805 Lit + Art Journal is published by Manatee County Public Libraries.


Cheryl Kinderknecht, a Florida artist who creates colorful pieces despite a degenerative vision condition, designed the cover. Print copies of the Anthology will be available for purchase for $10 during the event. After, they will be available at Downtown Library’s Friends Bookstore and online at 805lit.org/anthology.


Regular issues of 805 are available online, quarterly and for free at 805lit.org. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter @805lit.


Downtown Central Library is located at 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West, Bradenton 34205. For more information, contact Stephanie Katz, Editor-in-Chief, at 941-748-5555, x6313.


About the Manatee County Public Library System: The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and 2013 “Library Innovation” winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. Last year, the Library System was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of its resources over 3.7 million times (a record high) and provided 2,000 informational and educational programs which served an estimated 47,000 customers. For more information, call Downtown Library at (941) 748-5555, ext. 6307. For more information on Manatee County Public Library System, visit mymanatee.org/library, follow them at facebook.com/MCPLS or twitter @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit mymanatee.org, facebook.com/manatee.county.fl or twitter @ManateeGov