Dr. Joel Ying

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

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

Rhonda-Brazina

Rhonda-Brazina

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.

Marilyn Graham

Marilyn Graham

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.

 

 

 

Katharine Johnston

kate johnston

Katharine Johnston is an instructional designer, writer, and founder of Johnston Course Design, an instructional designer firm with an educational arm. She is also the author of the Stories from Strongsville children’s novel series. When teaching fourth grade, Katharine found it difficult to find books with low maturity and high readability for her students. Inspired by a lack of these types of books, Katharine created her own.

Raised in Santa Clarita, CA, Kate attended Florida State University obtaining a degree in Humanities in 2010. From 2011-2013 Kate obtained her teaching credentials in Elementary, Middle, and High School Education while maintaining a 4.0 and working full time in schools as a paraprofessional. In the fall of 2019, she graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia with her Master’s Degree and went back to school to get her instructional design certification from Georgia State University.

Kate taught elementary school in California and Georgia. Since obtaining her instructional design certificate, Kate became the Chief Learning Architect on The Ultimate Sales Manager’s Guide Online Course, as well as co-host “The Ladies of Learning” Podcast.

Kate currently resides in Southwest Florida. When she is not creating learning experiences, Kate enjoys hanging out with friends and family, taking barre classes, and traveling.

Kate’s website

WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond! Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!

Deadline January 31, 2022

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 1000
Minimum: 200

$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: January 31, 2020

TOPIC:

OPEN TOPIC!

You can write about any subject you want to explore, as long as it’s within the word count and nonfiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those essays you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

Click to Download the CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAY CONTEST Terms & Conditions PDF

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest

WOW! 2022 Flash Fiction Contest

WOW flash fiction

2022 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Deadline: 2/28/2022

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! Remember, we only allow for 300 entries, so enter early to ensure your spot. We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750
Minimum: 250

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

 

From Now to the End of Time

by Brian Sluga

from now til the end of time

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Sluga — Not Just My Poetry

Not Just My Poetry…It’s Your Life, Too

by Brian Sluga

Not Just My Poetry...It's Your Life, Too

 
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Brian Sluga

brian sluga
My name is Brian Sluga. I am a change management consultant, author, avid bicyclist, and loving husband. I have a bachelor’s degree in communications from Bradley University.  I am in my last semester getting my MFA in creative writing program at Lindenwood University. I have a home in Pelican Bay Naples that I have been spending a few months a year at. I have self-published two Amazon books. My first book Not Just My Poetry It’s Your Life, Too was published in 2019. Other publications include the 2018 & 2019 Waco Word Fest Anthology, the Poetry Marathon and Texas’ Best Emerging Poets 2019. My new Amazon published book, From Now to The End of Time is my 2nd book.

Brian’s website: https://allpoetry.com/Gorun1

Brian’s books

Sarah Golden

Sarah Golden
Sarah has been writing short stories and picture books since 2019. She has a BS in Property Management and MS in Construction Management. She moved to SW Florida from Chicago in 2021 and is a hard working stay at home mom.

 

Joe Pacheco on NPR

Dear Fellow Poets and Friends:

Santa was especially kind to me this Christmas. He brought me an entire hour of NPR Radio time so that I could recite and share my poetry with you and the wonderful WGCU listening audience.

Click the link below to see and listen to the broadcast page and audience.

Happy Holidays.
Joe Pacheco

https://news.wgcu.org/show/gulf-coast-life-arts-edition-with-john-davis/2021-12-23/sanibel-poet-joe-pacheco-shares-selected-works-from-his-extensive-body-of-poetry