Published: Mar 09, 2012 4:22 PM EST
Updated: Mar 09, 2012 4:54 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Southwest Florida Reading Festival is just a week away. Twenty thousand people are expected in downtown Fort Myers to meet dozens of nationally recognized authors, but there are also nearly a dozen other events taking place this month linked to the festival.

Heather Burch, the author of Halflings, and Margie Byers, the coordinator of the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, joined WINK News This Morning to discuss the event.