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Friday, January 30, 2015

Thanks to Linda and Barb - Your marketing committee at work

I’m cleaning out my mailbox, and I found this interesting event coming up, in case you two don’t know about it.  It takes place in Arcadia.  Best, L. 

From: CharlotteHarborWriter@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CharlotteHarborWriter@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of 'pgholmes@comcast.net' pgholmes@comcast.net [CharlotteHarborWriter]
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2014 9:55 AM
To: CharlotteHarborWriter@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [CharlotteHarborWriter] Fw: Contacting Florida authors for Rio de la Paz Festival--Saturday, February 7, 2015

 

 

 From: 'Karen Smoke'
Date: 11/30/2014 6:54:56 PM
 
DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council will be hosting the third annual Rio de la Paz Festival on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The festival is held at the DeSoto Campus of South Florida State College in Arcadia, Florida. The “Art of the River” art show will be on display inside the college, as well as artist vendors. SFSC will be celebrating their 50th anniversary, and will be working with us to make the outdoor festival even more attractive to the public. The “Family Fun Day” will have activities for all ages.
We are again offering authors indoor space in classrooms. Each space will include a minimum of two student desks and two chairs. The cost is $20 for DAHC members, or $25 for non-members. SFSC DeSoto Campus is located at 2251 NE Turner Ave, Arcadia FL. Set up is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. day before show or 7-9 a.m. on Saturday. All vehicles must be moved to vendor parking area by 9 a.m. No break-down before 4 p.m. Vendors are welcome to man their booths during the art reception to be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Payment for inside space is to be made to DAHC.
Outdoor space is also available through the SFSC Foundation--spaces are a generous 12 by 12 ft., and the cost is the same. Vendors must supply all set-ups—tent, table, chairs. Payment for outdoor space is to be made to SFSC Foundation.
Please let us know if you intend to participate by replying to this email by December 15 to help us with publicity and planning.
 
Karen Smoke, Secretary
DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council
P O Box 2451
Arcadia, FL 34265
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DAHC message number: (863) 703-0373
 
 
 

Thanks to Linda-Writing Contest

I’m not one for entering contests as a rule, but maybe the folks in Englewood might want to know about this website.

 

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I'm entering are you?

 
 
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Venice Book Fair

From: pamj18@msn.com
To: pamj18@msn.com
Subject: 2015 Venice Book Fair
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:51:13 +0100


 Hello Authors,

I'm happy to report many of you have been asking about signing up for the 2015 Venice Book Fair on March 28 in Centennial Park in Venice.

Enclosed is the 2015 vendor application, as well as last year's tent layout and tent assignments. Please note if you or a friend is trying to print it from the website: www.venicebookfair.com, you will have to use the printer icon. For some reason, our website does not allow you to select file and print. You should be able to print the attachment with no problems.

You will note this year's price has remained the same for those whose applications are received by Feb. 28. Those received after that date will pay a higher fee.

Also new this year, if you would like to reserve the same tent you had last year, please mark that information in the right margin, including the tent number, and return your application no later than Jan. 26.

If you wish to change your location this year, please include that information, including the tent number you prefer (you may state several numbers to help us to better accommodate you) and return your application to be received by us, no later than Feb. 13.

If the author who had the tent you prefer last year has not signed up by Jan. 26, we can assign that tent to you. We will do our best to accommodate your wishes, but please note the holder of last year's tent has the first right to it this year.

We are looking forward to another successful book fair that has evolved into a nice little boutique fair, so appropriate for Venice, thanks to your participation. We look forward to seeing you again this year in March.

Thanks,

Pam Johnson
pamj18@msn.com

Call for submissions

Call for submissions
 
Cahaba River Literary Journal
Published Bi-monthly (every 2 months)
 
Debuts April 2015
 
Essays, Fiction, Poetry & Color & B/W Photography & Artwork
 
$35 (6 Issues); Canada or other countries $45
$5.50 per copy; Canada or other countries $6.50
 
Call for submissions: We work with new and seasoned writers. We need stories, poems, essays, and color and black and white photography on all subjects, in any form.
 
Editor’s Tips: “Present to me your best works: I want to laugh, cry, be sad, get angry at the story or poem of just have fun sharing it with our readers. I want ‘awe’ when I seen your photos!”
 
Length of stories: no more than 2500 words; poetry no more than 25 lines (only submit 3 poems at one time); BW photos (no more than 5 photos with a short story (no more than 150 words to accompany it as a caption).
 
Pays in copies. EMAIL SUBMISSIONS ONLY.
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 20th, 2015.
 
Cahaba River Literary Journal
2413 Bethel Rd.
Logansport, LA 71049 USA
318-564-6031

THE WRITER’S MONTHLY REVIEW MAGAZINE

THE WRITER’S MONTHLY REVIEW MAGAZINE 



 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBMISSION CALL for the February 2015 Issue

The second issue of The Writer’s Monthly Review Magazine will be at the printer less than three and a half weeks away. Deadline for submissions is set for January 26th so get those articles in. I’d like to see articles dealing with rejection, articles dealing with manuscript format, articles dealing with everyday life of a writer, conference and workshop news, dealing with editors … you get the picture. If anyone has market news or updates please send those to me as soon as possible.

I would also like to see inspirational articles for each issue – keep the length between 500 and 2000 words.

Please, please get those manuscripts in to us before the 26th.

Also I’d like to stress to each of you the importance of getting in your subscription before the end of the month. Email me if you need a subscription form. You can pay through PAYPAL or by check or money order. The email address for our PAYPAL account is marcies04@yahoo.com. You don’t want to miss a single issue of our magazine. Stay on top of market needs and what’s going on in the writing world. Subscribe today. YOU ALSO GET A FREE CRITIQUE OF ANY STORY, ARTICLE OR 10 PAGES OF POEMS WITH YOUR SUBSCRIPTION THROUGH JANUARY 31ST.

Please, please put your name, address and email on each manuscript and shortly following each article add a short bio. Manuscripts will not be read if they don't have names, etc.

Thanks for everything. We need your subscription support so please consider subscribing today.

Marcella Simmons, Editor/Publisher

ENGLEWOOD’S DEARBORN STREET BOOK FESTIVAL

ENGLEWOOD’S DEARBORN STREET BOOK FESTIVAL

  will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Pioneer Park                              10 to 3

As an author, if you wish to participate, it is time to reserve a space by sending us a check for $25, along with the signed release and table request form which are below.

        Please make your check to:

  *DEARBORN STREET BOOK FESTIVAL*

             Send check, release and table request to :

           *TABLE REQUEST, 1760 PARKER DRIVE

  ENGLEWOOD, FLA. 34223

A space may be shared by more than one author but each          ENGLEWOOD’S DEARBORN STREET BOOK FESTIVAL

  will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Pioneer Park

                              10 to 3

As an author, if you wish to participate, it is time to reserve a space by sending us a check for $25, along with the signed release and table request form which are below.

        Please make your check to:

  *DEARBORN STREET BOOK FESTIVAL*

             Send check, release and table request to :

           *TABLE REQUEST, 1760 PARKER DRIVE

  ENGLEWOOD, FLA. 34223

A space may be shared by more than one author but each selling author is expected to pay the full entry fee of $25.

We ask the authors to furnish their own tables/chairs. There will be a bake table, a coffee tent, there will be Portie Potties in the Park and we will have live music, “Sax-On-The-Beach”for three hours. Leashed pets are welcome as long as they are picked up after.

Pioneer Park is located in the 300 block of W. Dearborn Street next to the Mango Bistro. You will see a sign saying Book Festival in front of the Park but please circle the block and enter the Park from the rear on GREEN STREET where you will find ample parking in a new large parking area which is surrounded by a white slat fence.

There will be volunteers to direct  you. Please look for a sign-in table to get your assigned space. Authors may register beginning at 9 A.M.

We will have a large sign across State Road #776 advertising the festival several days in advance. We will be passing out flyers and posters around town. We have already gotten some good PR and will be getting more. You can help us by talking up the festival to all your friends, or groups and clubs you might belong to.

Because of insurance requirements cars must be parked in the designated parking area only, not in the Park itself and no liquor or wine is allowed to be consumed in the Park.

Our sponsors this year, once again, are Englewood’s two libraries, Elsie Quirk and Englewood Charlotte and our Book Festival committee members are: Lynda Citro, Catherine Davis, Diana Harris, Midge Orren, Dawn Penwell, Jennifer Perry and Goldy Schumacher. We are looking forward to seeing you and with your help having another successful book fest.

  Lets hope for good weather since there is no rain date.

   Don’t hesitate to e-mail Diana Harris at


or call (941) 786-8204 if you have any questions.


PLEASE SIGN THE FORMS BELOW AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK





      • 2015 DEARBORN STREET BOOK FESTIVAL* 



Authors name:______________________________________



Address:___________________________________________



Town:_____________________________________________



e-mail address:_____________________________________



Phone:____________________________________________



Date submitted:______________Date received___________



Please circle one: I will be using a       TENT    or      TAble



Booth Number (for committee use):____________________



__________________________________________________

        *HOLD HARMLESS RELEASE FORM*

By my signature appearing below, and in consideration of the acceptance of my application for entry in the 2015 Dearborn Street Book Festival, I hereby waive, release  and discharge any and all claims for injury or damage to my person or property.



I understand that accidents can occur during events, but knowing these risks, never the less, I agree to assume these risks and hold harmless the Dearborn Street Book Festival sponsors and the Festival committee.



Name:____________________________________________



Date:_____________________________________________ selling author is expected to pay the full entry fee of $25.



We ask the authors to furnish their own tables/chairs. There will be a bake table, a coffee tent, there will be Portie Potties in the Park and we will have live music, “Sax-On-The-Beach”for three hours. Leashed pets are welcome as long as they are picked up after.



Pioneer Park is located in the 300 block of W. Dearborn Street next to the Mango Bistro. You will see a sign saying Book Festival in front of the Park but please circle the block and enter the Park from the rear on GREEN STREET where you will find ample parking in a new large parking area which is surrounded by a white slat fence.









There will be volunteers to direct  you. Please look for a sign-in table to get your assigned space. Authors may register beginning at 9 A.M.



We will have a large sign across State Road #776 advertising the festival several days in advance. We will be passing out flyers and posters around town. We have already gotten some good PR and will be getting more. You can help us by talking up the festival to all your friends, or groups and clubs you might belong to.



Because of insurance requirements cars must be parked in the designated parking area only, not in the Park itself and no liquor or wine is allowed to be consumed in the Park.



Our sponsors this year, once again, are Englewood’s two libraries, Elsie Quirk and Englewood Charlotte and our Book Festival committee members are: Lynda Citro, Catherine Davis, Diana Harris, Midge Orren, Dawn Penwell, Jennifer Perry and Goldy Schumacher. We are looking forward to seeing you and with your help having another successful book fest.



  Lets hope for good weather since there is no rain date.



   Don’t hesitate to e-mail Diana Harris at


or call (941) 786-8204 if you have any questions.



PLEASE SIGN THE FORMS BELOW AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK





      • 2015 DEARBORN STREET BOOK FESTIVAL* 



Authors name:______________________________________



Address:___________________________________________



Town:_____________________________________________



e-mail address:_____________________________________



Phone:____________________________________________



Date submitted:______________Date received___________



Please circle one: I will be using a       TENT    or      TAble



Booth Number (for committee use):____________________



__________________________________________________

        *HOLD HARMLESS RELEASE FORM*

By my signature appearing below, and in consideration of the acceptance of my application for entry in the 2015 Dearborn Street Book Festival, I hereby waive, release  and discharge any and all claims for injury or damage to my person or property.



I understand that accidents can occur during events, but knowing these risks, never the less, I agree to assume these risks and hold harmless the Dearborn Street Book Festival sponsors and the Festival committee.



Name:____________________________________________



Date:_____________________________________________

LITERARY READING & BOOK SIGNING


Date: 1/13/2015 1:19:41 PM
 
LITERARY READING & BOOK SIGNING 

Larry Baker will be reading on Monday, January 26th, from 4:30 - 5:30 P.M. in the Auditorium at Florida SouthWestern State College, Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Rd., Punta Gorda.  The reading will be followed by a q&a session and book signing, then a reception in the lobby.  He is presented by the Florida Writer's Circuit, a division of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition.  The event is free and open to the public.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Although Larry Baker had been publishing short stories since he was a teenager, he was fifty before his first novel, "The Flamingo Rising" (1997), was published.  This novel was a Los Angeles Times Top 100 book for 1997 and was adapted for a Hallmark TV movie in 2001.  Other novels include "A Good Man" (2009), "Love and Other Delusions" (2012), and "The Education of Nancy Adams" (2014).

9th Annual Reading Day

The Students of

 

East Elementary School

Cordially invite you to:

 

Read to us on our 9th Annual Reading Day


Friday February 27th, 2015

 

Our theme this year is “Tell Me A Rhyme”.  We have books available from which you may choose or you may bring your favorite.  Readers may choose their favorite grade level and time to spend with us.  Reading begins at 9:30 A.M. And continues until 2:30 P.M.  You can choose to read for 20 minutes, an hour, or longer.  We look forward to sharing our day with you. 

 

RSVP to Tamalin Beauchamp:  tamalin.beauchamp@yourcharlotteschools.net   Or Call 941-575-5475 Ext. 145.

 
East Elementary 27050 Fairway Dr.

Reading to the Elderly Program

Remember, to send your reply to this message to me at pgholmes@comcast.net.


You may have already seen this, but it did not go to everyone and it is important, so here it is again.

 I'm pleased to tell you that I've been very fortunate and found a new volunteer partner to help run the 'Reading to the Elderly Program'.

Her name is Lorna Ryan, and she lives in Englewood. She will be taking over responsibility for finding readers for each of the new facilities as they appear.

You will soon see that Lorna has already reached agreement with a new facility and Arlene is started reading at a facility in Punta Gorda so these facilities will need new readers.
 
With the background Lorna has she is very knowledgeable with regard to the way old folks receive their entertainment, and I know it is going to be a great help as this project begins to unfold.

As you know we have been working out the problems with our first facility Chelsea Place and are now going to use the knowledge we gained to make these other facilities work smoothly and efficiently.
 
One of the lessons that we learned at Chelsea Place was that if you make arrangements with the facility to read on a future date it Is very important that you also tell Lorna so she will know if other readers are required or not.
 
Should you wish to contact Lorna for any reason this is her email address:  Lornaryan4304@comcast.net and if you prefer to use the telephone her number is 941-999-4920.
 
If any of you would like to volunteer to manage facilities in your area then please contact Lorna as I'm sure she will need help as the project begins to expand.
 
Thanks again to all those who volunteered to read I'm sure you realize it is greatly appreciated.

Paul Holmes

Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal

Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal
for kids of all ages
 
 
Bi-monthly Print Journal for Children of all Ages
 Debuting May 2015
 
$25 (6 issues) USA
$35 (6 issues) Canada & Other Countries
WE ACCEPT PAYPAL OR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO
RIVERCITY TODAY/PRESS 
 
Current Needs
Fiction: Short Stories for children, all ages (500-1000 Words)
Essays for children, all ages (500-1000 Words)
Poetry for children, all ages (Up to 20 lines)
We accept stories by children (Parents Signature Form Upon Request)
Artwork by students: 8 1/2 x 11 original pictures by students
Photos (no more than 6 per submission)
 
Manuscript Format: WORD, Double Spaced, Attachment - cover letter in the body of the email.
Please include name, contact info and brief bio with all submissions. Pay is in copies. Journal Size: 8 1/2 x 11
 
Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal
for kids of all ages
 
2413 Bethel Rd.
Logansport LA 71049 USA

Bradenton Children's Book Fair

From: Brenda Spalding
Date: 1/17/2015 8:41:44 PM
 
 
SHARE A SPACE AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.FEE IS $30 FOR 10x10 SPACE OUTSIDE, TENT, TABLE AND CHAIRS REQUIRED.
 
 
** Are you a children's book author? Attend the Children's Book Fair,Downtown Bradenton, April 25, 2015
 
Held at the Bradenton Farmers' Market in downtown Bradenton from 9 AM - 2 PM
I've invited you to fill out the form Children's Book Fair April 25, 2015 . To fill it out, visit:
Peg Haynes
Market Manager
(941) 932-1154
 
WWW. BradentonFarmersMarket.com

Third Annual "Art of the River"

Dear Authors—

The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council is holding its third annual “Art of the River” art show and Rio de la Paz Festival at South Florida State College--DeSoto Campus in Arcadia, Florida on Saturday, February 7. We are seeking author vendors for the festival. Author spaces are $25 ($20 if you are a member of DAHC), and are indoors, in a classroom. Each author will have at least two desks and chairs—so all you need to bring are your books and promotional materials.

Participating authors are also invited to the opening reception on Friday evening from 5-8 p.m., and you may have your vendor space open during that time.

The college is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and is working with us to make the event even more popular with the community.

Please respond to this email if you are interested. Attaching an application form and poster on the event.

Share with your writing friends!

 

Karen Smoke, Secretary

DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council

P O Box 2451

Arcadia, FL 34265

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desotoartscouncilinfo@gmail.com

www.desotoartscouncil.org

DAHC message number: (863) 703-0373