2019 PoetryFest on WGCU, 90.1 FM, Gulf Coast Live Thursday, April 4, 1:00

Our 2019 PoetryFest will be featured on 90.1 FM WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live, Thursday, April 4 at 1:00 PM. Poets Joe Pacheco, Robert Hilliard and Dorothy Brooks will recite their poetry and discuss the reasons for celebrating poetry as one of our greatest human treasures. Listeners will be invited to call in to the station and ask questions of the poets.

Please don’t miss this broadcast.

I am Patricia Wentling. I joined Gulf Coast Writers Association, Inc. in August of this year. My picture book story, Lucky’s Violin, has been accepted by Kids Imagination Train – an online e-zine. The editor, Randi Wrvos, has scheduled a publication date for May/June 2019. This e-zine publishes bimonthly issues online. This will be my second story published through them. My first story, Lucky and Happy, was published in 2016.

Alice Oldford – Book Award

My latest book “10 Adventures . . .” won a gold medal from Florida Authors and Publishers Association in the Sports and Recreation category.

Once again I have the good fortune to celebrate my birthday (July 21) and Moon Day (July 20th) at my Sanibel home with my wife Marjorie, my daughters Randy and Allegra and all four of my grandchildren, It will be the 88th year of my journey on our planet and my Moon Day poem celebrates a great moment in that journey.

Click the first link if you wish to hear the 2013 broadcast of the Moon Day poem.

Click the second link to read the poem as it appeared on the website Your Daily Poem.

Thank you for sharing these moments with me.
Joe Pacheco aka Sanibel Joe


FCH Annals, vol. 24

FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians

The latest volume (24) of FCH Annals: Journal of the Florida Conference of Historians, has been published in digital format, and is available at no cost here. The print version will be available later this month. In addition to editing the journal, I (Michael Cole) also have an article in this volume entitled “A Spanish Entrepreneur in Early Colonial Mexico,” which examines the entrepreneurial characteristics of both Hernán Cortés, and the expedition of conquest he led. The FCH Annals is published annually by the Florida Conference of Historians, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

Words with Wine

Recently I (Jamilla D. Brooks) partnered with Patti Brassard Jefferson to host WORDS with Wine: A Creative Weirdos Poetry Gathering at P.J. Boox. Our first event is Wednesday, June 27 at 6 pm – 9 pm.  Cover is $5 and if you are sharing your WORDS then your cover is waived! Check us out on Eventbrite and Facebook: https://wordswithwinepoetry.eventbrite.com/.

We are a TRIBE of creatives, so if you have been seeking a place to express yourself… look no further… you have found it!
WORDS with Wine encourages you to: Be Yourself! Express Yourself! Use your WORDS wisely!