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LWV History to be Spotlighted at Book Festival

Published on 2/24/2022

LWV History to be Spotlighted at Book Festival

The history book of the League Women Voters Orange County and three LWVOC members – Joan Erwin, Barbara Liston, and Ann Patton -- will be spotlighted at a book festival March 12 in Winter Park. 

The festival is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park.

Joan Erwin, co-chair (with Joy Wallace Dickinson) of the LWVOC’s History Committee, will kick off a panel discussion at 9 a.m., speaking about Warriors for Democracy: The Story of The League of Women Voters of Orange County, Florida.  Joan chaired the committee that published the LWVOC history book.

Joining Joan on the authors panel will be Ann Patton, author of the LWVOC history book, who will also discuss another of her books, UNMASKED! The Rise & Fall of the 1920s Ku Klux Klan. This true-crime book is a political/social history of a time when hate ruled Main Street America, with lessons for today.

Barbara Liston, a former journalist and Winter Park Realtor, will moderate the panel, which also includes Dr. Jack C. Lane, a prominent local historian and professor of history at Rollins College for more than 50 years. Among Lane’s published work is a centennial history of the college. 

Book signings and sales will follow the panel.

The book festival will include stories and activities for children, a rare and signed book raffle, an extensive used book sale of all genres, and more panel discussions throughout the day. There is no admission charge. Proceeds benefit the church and other charities.

For more information, contact Sally McArthur,, or Ann Patton,

Shown below left to right:  Dr. Jack C. Lane, Joan Erwin, Barbara Liston, Ann Patton