Mar 102017
 
Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash

Images Challenging the Stereotype of Mobile Homes Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is pleased to announce the release of Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash: The Illustrated Mobile Home Story by John Brunkowski and Michael Closen featuring postcards, home advertising, emblems, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other items of interest. Although the phrase “trailer trash” is catchy and kitschy in describing mobile home living, this revealing peek into a stereotype that has dogged the mobile home since its earliest days challenges that label and defends the honor [continue reading…]

 March 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #209, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 032017
 
Author Diana Abu-Jaber Will Speak At Friends of the Library Series March 13

Monday, March 13 the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome well-known author, Diana Abu-Jaber to the podium for its ongoing lecture series. The talks are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. and begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Admission is free. Diana Abu-Jaber was born in Syracuse, New York to an American mother and a Jordanian father. Her family moved to Jordan a few times throughout her childhood, and elements of [continue reading…]

 March 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #208, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242017
 
Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Series to Feature Fidel Castro’s Exiled Daughter Alina Fernández

On Thursday, March 9 at 6:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes Distinguished Speaker Series guest Alina Fernández to the San Carlos Institute. Fernandez, daughter of former President Fidel Castro, will offer a first-person, intimate account of growing up in Cuba, based on her autobiography, “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba,” published in 1997, and the many broad sweeping changes affecting Cuba today. Her illuminating presentation offers a critical look at her life in Cuba prior to her exile, with suspenseful anecdotes, snapshots [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2017  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #207, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 172017
 
Author James Gleick will speak At Friends of the Library Feb. 27

Monday, Feb. 27, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome acclaimed author, James Gleick to the podium to participate in its ongoing lecture series. The talks, which begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. and begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Admission is free. James Gleick writes about science and technology. His first book, Chaos, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National [continue reading…]

 February 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #206, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 102017
 
Author Alison Lurie to Speak At Friends of the Library Feb. 20

Monday, Feb. 20, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome distinguished Pulitzer prize winning author Alison Lurie to the podium. Lectures in the series are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. They begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first served basis. Alison Lurie is a novelist, memoirist and writer of non-fiction. She won her Pulitzer for Foreign Affairs for fiction in 1984. Author John Fowles, writing about the book, said: [continue reading…]

 February 10, 2017  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #205, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 032017
 
Friend of the Library Speaker Sseries Will Feature Rebecca Wallwork Feb. 13

  The Key West Friends of the Library welcomes Rebecca Wallwork as speaker on Mon., Feb. 13, as part of their lecture series at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. The talks begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first serve basis. Rebecca Wallwork is a writer, editor, and content director from Miami Beach. She is currently a writer in residence at the Studios of Key West. Wallwork specializes in digital content for travel [continue reading…]

 February 3, 2017  Posted by at 12:36 am Issue #204, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 132017
 
Marathon Friends of the Library Speaker Series

Friends of the Marathon Library Speaker Series Features Key West Mystery Writer Michael Haskins Michael Haskins, author of nine books in his Mick Murphy Key West Mystery series will be the featured speaker on Jan. 19. The location of the talk is St. Columba Episcopal Church, 451 52nd Street, Gulf side. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Haskins’ writing career began with journalism and in 2008 his first book was published. At the time he worked as the public information officer for the City of Key [continue reading…]

 January 13, 2017  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #201, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 062017
 
Did A Famed Journalist’s Investigation Into JFK’s Assassination Lead To Her Death?

New Book Explores The Final Days Of Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen In 1965, Dorothy Kilgallen was at the pinnacle of her profession. She was a real-life Lois Lane, a woman who since the 1930s had earned acclaim as a daring reporter and columnist in the cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking, male-dominated world of daily newspapers. Her journalistic fame even landed her gigs as a celebrated radio talk show host and a panelist on CBS’s popular TV show What’s My Line? But on Nov. 8, 1965, the intrepid Kilgallen, [continue reading…]

 January 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:47 am Issue #200, Literature, What To Do 2 Responses »
Jan 062017
 
Calvin Trillin is Guest Speaker At Friends of the Library January 16

Monday, Jan. 16, the Key West Friends of the Library will present distinguished journalist and author Calvin Trillin as the first speaker of their annual lecture series. Lectures are at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. and admission is free. The talks begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., but seating begins at 5:30 on a first come first serve basis. Calvin Trillin began working at Time magazine in the early 1960s after studying at Yale and a stint in the army. Since 1963 he has [continue reading…]

 January 6, 2017  Posted by at 12:29 am Issue #200, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 302016
 
New Coming-of-Age Novel Recalls South Florida in the Stormy 1960s

Author Book Signing and Q&A Friday, January 6 at 6:00 PM Books and Books at The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040 Laced with humor and peopled with colorful characters, The Skinny Years, by award-winning author Raul Ramos y Sanchez, recalls South Florida during the 1960s, a decade rocked by the seismic shocks of the cold war, the civil rights movement and the hippie counter culture. Called “gritty and witty” by Foreword Reviews, The Skinny Years is drawn from memories [continue reading…]

 December 30, 2016  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #199, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 302016
 
Friends of the Library Book Sale New Date: Sat Jan 14th

Friends of the Key West Library will sponsor their first book sale of 2017 on Saturday, January 7 14th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 in the Palm Garden next to the library, 700 Fleming Street. Many sale tables, with discards of Library books, CDs, and DVDs, all 4 for $1.00. You’ll find art, biography, cookbooks, history, hobbies, pet care, nature, geography, novels and non-fiction by your favorite authors, and many other categories. Children’s and coffee-table books are at low prices. Baked goods supplied by Key West [continue reading…]

 December 30, 2016  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #199, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 162016
 
This Week in the Arts Dec. 15-21

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 15 – Wednesday, December 21 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Thursday, 6 PM Walk on White, Exhibitions & receptions at galleries & shops along White St, including Artists @ the Armory, Harrison Gallery, Stone Soup Gallery. Stock Island Woodworkers/Artists Thursday, Friday & Sunday Safe Harbour Marina down the dock from the Hogfish 305-923-4778, collectionskeywest.com THEATER Thursday – Sunday Nutcracker Key West Tennessee Williams Theater, [continue reading…]

 December 16, 2016  Posted by at 12:22 am Art, Issue #197, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
New Coming-of-Age Novel Recalls South Florida in the Stormy 1960s

Author Book Signing and Q&A Friday, January 6 at 6:00 PM Books and Books at The Studios of Key West 533 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040 Laced with humor and peopled with colorful characters, The Skinny Years, by award-winning author Raul Ramos y Sanchez, recalls South Florida during the 1960s, a decade rocked by the seismic shocks of the cold war, the civil rights movement and the hippie counter culture. Called “gritty and witty” by Foreword Reviews, The Skinny Years is drawn from memories [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 1:00 am Issue #196, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Marines with Supra-Natural Healing Powers? Key West Author’s Debut Novel Says Yes!

M. N. SNow (sic), a former Marine Corps NCO and Key West resident, is excited to be releasing a debut novel, The Helper, just in time for the holiday season! The Helper combines contemporary, speculative fiction/magical realism with an ambiguous spirituality. Two parts Stephen King, one part Dennis Lehane/Mystic River, the story explores relationships between lovers, friends, families, and what Powers of Good there may be. The novel travels from the gritty Lake Superior port-cities and Indian Reservations of northern Wisconsin to the Jewish neighborhoods [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:58 am Issue #196, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
This Week in the Arts - Dec. 8-14

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 14 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Friday, 6 PM Eric Anfinson Calendar Release Party Salt, 830 Fleming St., Key West 305-896-2980 Friday, 8 PM SLIDESHOW The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org Saturday, 9 AM Holiday Artisan Fair The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St. tskw.org THEATER Saturday & Sunday Dec. 10-11 & 14-18 Nutcracker Key West [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:52 am Art, Issue #196, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 092016
 
Poet Elizabeth Bishop Featured in KWAHS Distinguished Speaker Series Presented by Author Thomas Travisano

On Thursday, December 15, from 6:00-7:00 pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum for “Elizabeth Bishop: All the Untidy Activity Continues,” a presentation by Distinguished Speaker Series guest Thomas Travisano, founding president of the Elizabeth Bishop Society and author of numerous books and articles about the Pulitzer Prize winning poet who once owned and lived in the house at 624 White Street in Key West. Tickets [continue reading…]

 December 9, 2016  Posted by at 12:44 am Issue #196, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
This Week in the Arts Dec. 1-7

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 7 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS/RECEPTIONS Thursday, 5 p.m. Works by Lucy Paige -Opening Reception Debra Butler Design Studio, 612 Fleming St., Key West Thursday, 6 p.m. First Thursdays Art Walk From Studios of Key West at Eaton and Simonton to Guild Hall Gallery on Duval and galleries and boutiques in the 500 Block of Fleming , including Members Exhibition [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:30 am Art, Issue #195, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Dec 022016
 
2016 Florida Book Awards Competition Call for Entries

Deadline for Submissions is Jan. 13, 2017 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Book Awards kicks off its 11th annual competition with a call for entries in ten categories. Established in 2006 and now the most comprehensive state book awards program in the nation, the contest recognizes and celebrates the year’s best books written by Sunshine State residents with the exception of submissions to the Florida Nonfiction and Visual Arts categories, whose authors may live elsewhere. Two new categories also have been created — Younger Children’s [continue reading…]

 December 2, 2016  Posted by at 12:08 am Issue #195, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 252016
 
This Week in the Arts Nov. 24-30

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, November 24 – Wednesday, November30 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS Wednesday Nov. 23- Sunday Nov. 27 International Sand Art Competition, Friday 2 PM: Treasure Dig Casa Marina, 1500 Reynolds St., Key West www.sandartkeywest.com Friday 1 PM Sip & Shop with ZEN by Karen Moore Jewelry Uva Wine Bar, 519 Fleming St., Key West zenbykarenmoore.com and Saturday 1 PM at Green Pineapple, 1130 Duval St. Key [continue reading…]

 November 25, 2016  Posted by at 12:24 am Art, Issue #194, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 112016
 
Distinguished Speaker Karen Chase to Present ‘FDR on His Houseboat – The Larooco Log, 1924-1926’ at the Custom House Museum

On Thursday, November 17, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes the public to the Helmerich Research & Learning Center on the third floor of the Custom House Museum for a presentation by Distinguished Speaker Series guest Karen Chase, author of ‘FDR on His Houseboat – The Larooco Log, 1924-1926.’ In 1921, more than a decade before he was to become President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt suffered partial paralysis and lost the use of his legs. In 1923, believing that [continue reading…]

 November 11, 2016  Posted by at 12:34 am Issue #192, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 042016
 
This Week in the Arts Nov. 3 - Nov. 9

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, November 3 – Wednesday, November 9 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS Thursday American Epic: Hollywood Posters 6:00 PM The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., Key West The vivid colors and stunning graphics are as iconic as the films themselves. Exhibit runs until November 24. tskw.org Lucy Stevens Reception 6:00 PM The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St., Key West Vintage first run [continue reading…]

 November 4, 2016  Posted by at 12:40 am Art, Issue #191, Literature, Music, Special Events, Theater, What To Do No Responses »
Nov 042016
 
Author Michael Haskins Signs Newest Mick Murphy Key West Mystery

Key West mystery writer Michael Haskins will sign ‘Right As Wrong Can Be,’ the ninth book in his Mick Murphy Key West Mystery series on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 – 7 pm at Key West Island Books, 513 Fleming St., Key West. Pre-orders are accepted by calling the store, 305-294-2904. Beer & wine will be served as the author answers questions about his books and/or writing.

 November 4, 2016  Posted by at 12:12 am Issue #191, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Oct 282016
 
This Week in the Arts Oct. 27- Nov. 2

Florida Keys Council of the Arts Cultural Calendar Thursday, October 27- Wednesday, November 2 Visit keysarts.com, Cultural Calendar for more listings and events throughout the Keys. KEY WEST ARTIST EXHIBITS Thursday-Saturday Dual Exhibition: Bill Mack & Gary M. Welton Key West Gallery, 601 Duval St. keywestgallery.com Thursday 3 PM Felix the Cat and His Pal Zazoo Fine Art Gallery, 622 Duval St., Key West 305-407-7307 FESTIVAL & FUNDRAISERS Thursday 5 PM Smallest Parade in the Universe Waterfront Brewery, Corner of Caroline and William Streets Benefit [continue reading…]