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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Friends of North Port Library Book Fair

The friends of North Port library will hold a book fair on March 8th, from 11:00 to 4:00, at the library 13800 s.Tamiami Trail. Snacks will be provided.


Tables are available as follows. 

Two authors sharing a 6 ft table is $25 each person.

A 6 ft table for one author is $60.

You can bring your own table 4ft or smaller and pay $25 (Please mention this when applying for space.)


Please email to register for the event or for more information.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

From our Friends at Charlotte Harbor Writers

Myakka River Elementary School Literacy Week
I am looking for volunteers to read to our school children on Jan 29th.

Choose a 20 minute time slot throughout Thursday, January 29, to visit a classroom of children. Choose a time that works best for you.
You may bring your favorite childhood book or we will supply a book for you to read.
Please supply me with your name, times of day you would like to read (half hour), and grade level, will you bring your own book, or your favorite childhood book, or do we need to supply a book.
You may email me directly.
Thank you,
Sally M. Lutz
Assistant Principal
Myakka River Elementary School
12650 Willmington Blvd.
Port Charlotte, FL 33981
941-697-7111 (Office)
941-697-6326  (Fax)

"We Believe, We Lead, We Achieve"

Monday, December 1, 2014

Rules for Dearborn St. Writing Contest


  Short Story &Poetry Competition

  * Official  Instructions*

The 2015 Dearborn Street Book Festival committee is proud to announce our 6th annual writers competition.


*Short stories must be at least 500 words, no more than  800 words in length of unpublished work.Poetry must be at least 50 words, no more than 250 words in length of unpublished work.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 copy with a cover page with the title of your entry, your name, address, phone and e-mail.

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


*Prizes in each category, poetry or short story, are: 1st Place-$75., 2-Place-$50., 3-Place $25.

Judges are professional writers.

*Send entries and checks after December 1, 2014 to: CONTEST, 11 Pebble Beach Rd.,  Rotonda West, Fla., 33947.  No entries postmarked after January 21, 2015 will be accepted.

*Winners will be announced at the Book Festival, Saturday February 21, 2015, in Pioneer Park on W. Dearborn St. in Englewood. You do not have to be present to win.