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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Diana Harris - Write-on-Englewood Contest


          Short Story &Poetry Competition

  * Official  Instructions*

The 2014 Dearborn Street Book Festival committee is proud to announce our 5th annual writers competition.

Here’s what you need to know to enter.

*Short stories must be at least 500 words, no more than  800 words in length. We ask for unpublished work.
*Poetry must be at least 50 words, no more than 250 words in length of unpublished work.

*Handwritten copies will  not be accepted.

*You may  submit as many entries as you like.

*We request three printed copies of each entry, each with a cover  page with your name, address, phone and e-mail.

*Entry fee is $5. per entry, to be included with mailed entry, checks only, payable to:


*Prizes are: 1st Place-$75., 2-Place-$50., 3-Place $25.

*Judges are professional writers.

*Send entries after December 1, 2013 to: CONTEST, 11 Pebble Beach Rd.,  Rotonda West, Fla., 33947  postmarked by January 15, 2014.

*Winners will be announced at the Book Festival, Saturday February 15, 2014, in Pioneer Park on W. Dearborn St. in Englewood. You do not have to be present to win.


Friday, October 25, 2013

An Evening with Todd James

Enjoy an evening with award-winning author Todd James Pierce, where he'll be sharing fascinating stories based on interviews with Disney animators who worked in the 1940s and '50s. Find out how their experiences shaped the world of animation and amusement parks through illustration, design, and storytelling.
Todd James Pierce is the author of The Australia Stories (MacAdam/Cage, 2003) and Newsworld (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006), which won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was a finalist for the John Gardner Book Award and the Paterson Prize. He has recently finished a linked collection of short stories, all set at animation studios during the 1950s, as the Golden Age of Animation came to an end. He is also revising a nonfiction manuscript that presents the story of the men and women who created the first wave of American cinematic theme parks. In the past decade, he has completed over 100 interviews with individuals who worked at animation studios, largely Disney, between the 1930s and 1960s.


Academic Auditorium
Wednesday, Oct 30


Open to the public
free pizza served at 6:30 pm
Ringling College of Art + Design
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

Kathy Nixon

I am so proud to announce that my novel, The Heirloom Pearls, is now available as a book discussion kit at the Charlotte County Library.

My novel was also accepted for the Matlacha Authors' Day. Wish me luck!!!
Kathy, we all wish you luck because we know the hard work you put into The Heirloom Pearls.