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Writing a Florida Novel
"Not to Keep," the debut novel by Rebecca J. Johnston, follows the lives of five young friends as they grow from their shared childhood in the woods and swamps of North Central Florida through their experiences in WW1 and their return home from war. In her presentation, Johnston will share about World War I, Floridians returning from the war, prohibition, the Bonus Army, the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, and the process of writing these topics into her novel.

Nov 3, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rebecca J. Johnston
Rebecca J. Johnston is an English professor at Santa Fe College and a doctoral candidate at the University of Exeter. She also serves as the Vice President of the Florida Hemingway Society. She has researched along the Italian Front of WWI through grants from the International Hemingway Society. Her debut novel, "Not to Keep," was published in January of this year.