Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and World War II: An Author's Experience

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings sitting at table autographing her books at Cohen's department store in Jacksonville, surrounded by a group of servicemen in uniform

This program of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' experiences during the war is being given as part of Viva Florida's recognition of the 70 year anniversary of V-Day, or Victory Day, which marked the end of World War II in 1945. The talk will have two main focus areas: Her direct experience of the impact of war on the civilian population of Florida, and her contact with and writing about the service men and women. The presentation will draw primarily from her letters and books written during this time, and from those letters she received from others, including other writers. The event day, June 6th, was specifically chosen to note her small but significant connection to D-day and the invasion of Normandy--a story which will be told along with many others of her wartime years.The talk is available to anyone paying the $3 entrance fee to the historic park.

Date and Time:

8:00pm - 1:00pm June 6, 2015 - June 6, 2015


Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park
18700 S. CR 325
Cross Creek, FL 32640

Contact Information:

Valerie Rivers, Park Manager
(352) 466-9273