Author Charles Sobczak to Speak About Irrational Fear at SCF Venice

(Venice, Fla., Oct. 25, 2016) — Charles Sobczak, a local novelist, will discuss our irrational fears of alligators and how we can overcome them in keeping with the Green Team's theme at State College of Florida's Annual Halloween event  at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 27 in Selby Room 800 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.  There will be a question and answer session following the talk, which is free and open to the public.

Sobczak lives on Sanibel Island and has written about Florida’s scariest topics. Sobczak’s book “Alligators, Sharks and Panthers: Deadly Encounters with Florida’s Top Predator – Man,” won a silver medal in 2008 from the Florida Publishers and Authors Association for both Best Adult Nonfiction and Best Young Adult Nonfiction.

Sobczak’s first novel, “Six Mornings on Sanibel,” was originally published in 1999 and is in its 7th printing. He has written many other books, a fictional memoir, and a collection of selected writings titled “Rhythm of the Tides.”In 2005, he won the Alliance of the Arts, Writer of the Year Award in Lee County.  

For information, contact Nicolette Mason, language and literature instructor, at or call 941-752-5302.

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