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Cape Literacy Festival celebrates books and authors

Posted at 8:47 AM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 08:47:18-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Thursday, students in Cape Coral got together to listen to a dozen young authors and get free books!

The third annual Cape Literacy Festival took place at Cape Coral High School.

The event celebrated reading by giving away more than $6,000 worth of free books, written by the visiting authors. There were also panels, food vendors, games, and other activities.

The visiting authors came from all over.

“It’s a chance for us to buy books by current Young Adult authors, and hand them out to students for free. And they get to pick out which book they want to read, and then they get to meet the author at a fun outdoor festival like this,” said Cape High teacher Jamie Ayres.

The school received $5,000 in grants from the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and a $1,500 grant from Kiwanis Club of Cape.