Recently, local residents and visitors were treated to a rare opportunity when award-winning and bestselling author, Sue Monk Kidd gave a presentation on Marco Island. A full house greeted Ms. Kidd at Rose Hall at the Marco Island branch of the Collier County Library.
Ms. Kidd shared memories of her childhood in Sylvester, Georgia. She recalled the importance of her own local library (a former Presbyterian church) in her personal development, love of reading and eventual passion for writing. She discussed the courage it requires to “put yourself out there” as a writer, as well as the inspiration behind each of her most notable works. After her presentation, Ms. Kidd was gracious enough to stay to greet her guests, pose for photographs and autograph copies of her books.
Attendees of this free event were treated to refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library as well as a raffle of four of Ms. Kidd’s books, which she so generously donated for the event.