The Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda is holding its Biannual National Art Exhibit beginning February 18, 2022, and running through April 16, 2022. In connection with the exhibit, they will hold a special Evening of Poetry and Art on March 23 from 7-9 pm.
We are looking for poets to be a part of this evening, where the visual arts come together with poetry. To do so, submit a poem for consideration inspired by one of the works in the exhibit. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2022. Ten poems will be selected to be read by the poets that evening.
Details about how to submit poems and how the selection process works are included in the Call for POETRY Submissions.
We are hoping to get poets from all of SW Florida! In order to get the word to GCWA poets, perhaps you could post the attached Call for Poetry Submissions on the website, or include the information in a newsletter. I’d greatly appreciate it. It’s always a wonderful exhibit of art from all over the country, and the evening of poetry is always fun and exciting.
Any questions, please contact Dorothy Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors, sign up for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival Saturday, March 5, 2022. GCWA has afternoon (1:00 to 4:00 p.m.) openings at our tables on the campus of Fort Myers Regional Library, 2450 First Street, Fort Myers, FL.
The festival has a first-rate reputation with a diverse line-up of nationally acclaimed, bestselling authors and consistently receives rave reviews from authors and attendees.
PLEASE NOTE: The Reading Festival is NOT accepting individual author applications so you must sign up with GCWA if you would like to participate. Authors can sign up by emailing Christie Zarria. Registration must be made by January 30, 2022.
Please read and familiarize yourself with ALL the Reading Festival Guidelines if you decide to participate.
GCWA Writing Contest Winners
April 23, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon
Winners of the 2022 GCWA Writers Contest will be announced and will read their winning entries.
Word of Life Church
6111 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Dr. Joel Ying
A STORYTELLING VALENTINE:
STORYTELLERS BRING STORIES OF LOVE TO THE ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS
Live storytelling is back at the Alliance for the Arts on Friday, February 4th from 7pm to 9pm. Storytellers of the Round Table and The Elephant Showcase Storytellers will take the stage to tell their tales of love lost and love gained.
The tellers, in order of appearance, will be Dr. Joel Ying, Mary Lou Williams, Rhonda Brazina and Marilyn Graham.
Mary Lou Williams
Dr. Joel will tell two folk tales, “Three Sacks of Truth” and “The Spring of Youth” that originate from Asian folklore; Mary Lou will tell two fractured fairy tales, humorous retellings of “Kermit, the Frog Prince” and “The Porcelain Man,” one based on a Grimm’s Brothers tale, the other on a modern day fairy tale; Rhonda will tell two personal stories, “Left Behind” and “Circle of Love” that link her life as an infant to her life as a mother; Marilyn will also tell two
personal stories, “Trombone Tale” and “Requited Love,” the first about unrequited love and the second about requited, as the title declares.
Experience the power of the spoken word. Captivating, spellbinding, and entertaining. The stories will be followed by a Talk Back, which is a Q&A session with the audience.
Meet the storytellers. Discover the stories behind the stories.
The Alliance for the Arts is located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The ticket price is $18 for members and $20 for non-members. To purchase tickets visit www.artinlee.org or call 239-939-2787.
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Pine Island Writers ARE holding Zoom meetings every Monday at 7 pm. If anyone would like to join us, please have them contact Chai Voris for the Zoom sign-in. We meet weekly to share our writing with each other and get feedback.
Acting President and Treasurer
Pine Island Writers
Every Sunday, WKDW 97.5 FM nonprofit radio invites amateur writers, poets, and comedians to perform or read on its program “Writers on the Air.” Organizers are looking for funny or family-friendly content.
Sign up at 2:30 p.m. The show airs live at 3:00 p.m. After the show, a participating visitor who reads may be eligible for a three-minute author interview that is posted on the “Writers on the Air” Facebook page.
The public is invited to:
Common Grounds Meeting Hall
12735 Tamiami Trail
North Port, Florida
next door to WKDW 97.5 FM radio station in the Springs Plaza.
For more information, contact Linda at Lschell2@verizon.net and visit the Writers on the Air page on Facebook.