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F.R.E.S.H. Book Film Festival

Thursday - January 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm

About The Event

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Price: $10.00

Tickets are available at the Peabody Box Office in person ONLY Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by PayPal via


F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival was developed to assist young inspiring authors with their marketing and to introduce them to veterans of the book business at the festival. Most first time book writers are eager to learn more about the business, and the F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival gives them the opportunity to receive information from other authors, publishers, script writers, and editors.  F.R.E.S.H. is a boutique festival that has the ability for authors to interact on a personal level with their fans and have the ability to do workshops on their books while introducing the book to the community.


The F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival is an engaging weekend of entertainment in the forms of film, books, author presentations, focus groups, and of course, good music.

Authors travel to F.R.E.S.H. for a time to network with fellow authors, meet with readers and fans, and yes, sell books! Authors arrive at F.R.E.S.H. with books for every reader's indulgence. After all, F.R.E.S.H. is the acronym for Fiction, Romance, Erotica, Spiritual, Health & More (TM).

Readers merge at F.R.E.S.H. for an opportunity to meet some of their favorite authors, purchase new releases, greet familiar faces, and make new acquaintances.



Mr. Booker T. Mattison joins F.R.E.S.H. again this year.  He headlines the Film Festival with the debut of his new short, Ungubani (Who Are You?)

Booker T. Mattison is an author and filmmaker who wrote the screenplay for and directed the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's classic story,The Gilded Six Bits

, which aired on Showtime.  It starred Chad L. Coleman(The Walking Dead

,The Wire

) in his first leading role.  The film also starred T'keyah Crystal Keymah (That's So Raven

,In Living Color

), Wendell Pierce (The Wire


), and Novella Nelson (The Antoine Fisher Story

).  The Hollywood Reporter said, "Mattison's direction and feel for her characters match up to Hurston's sterling piece of fiction...full of atmosphere and strongly developed characters." 






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