Guidebook Offers Map to South & Central 'Old Florida'

Dec 21, 2016

A tour of vintage Central and South Florida is still possible—if you know where to look. A new book promises to be your guide to "discovering old Florida," offering a list of museums, historic buildings, nudist colonies, dive bars, and more. All reaching back 25 years or more into Florida's history.

Author Erika J. Waters has taught English at the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Croix, and she now spends part of the year living in Southwest Florida, where she's also taught at Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy. Her writing has appeared in The Caribbean Writer, with the Marco Island Historical Society, and in collections of fiction and poetry.

Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Waters talks about her new book, "Discovering Old Florida: A Guide to Vintage South and Central Florida," and the research and legwork that went what a book covering everything from "forts, ports, and resorts" to "citrus, surfing, and space."