Jul 072017
 
KWPG Fusion Art and Lit Exhibit at the Key West Library, Opening: 5:30 PM, July 7

  The Key West Poetry Guild is excited to announce the opening of a fusion visual and literature art exhibit on display at the Key West branch of the Monroe County Library during the month of July. The formal opening will be held 5:30 PM, July 7 at the library. Key West native photojournalist, Jeane LaRance, will give a short presentation on her photos that members of the KWPG used as inspiration for original works of poetry, followed by a reading of the poems. These combination works are [continue reading…]

 July 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:16 am Issue #226, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 072017
 
Custom House Museum to Serve as Literary Headquarters for Hemingway Days Symposium, Signings, and Readings

Literary fans of the legendary Ernest Hemingway can look forward to an array of new cultural offerings presented by Key West Art & Historical Society at the Custom House Museum during the annual Hemingway Days celebration, taking place July 18- July 23. “Hemingway is an integral part of Key West’s cultural fabric and honoring his literary legacy during Hemingway Days is an opportunity  for us to showcase some of the country’s finest Hemingway scholars,” says Director of Education Adele Williams. Hemingway Days events kick off on Tuesday, [continue reading…]

 July 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:10 am Issue #226, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Jul 072017
 
Writers' Workshop Openings Announced

The Key West Literary Seminar announces openings in its Writers’ Workshop Program January 15-19, 2018, in Key West. Faculty instructors with availabilities include short story master Joy Williams, two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, and critically-acclaimed novelist Madison Smartt Bell. Financial assistance is also available. The five-day Writers’ Workshop Program provides writers at all stages of development with opportunities to explore the craft of writing. Each workshop has its own focus and application requirements, but not all workshops require submission of a writing sample. Enrollment is limited [continue reading…]

 July 7, 2017  Posted by at 12:00 am Issue #226, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
May 262017
 
Q&A with John Hemingway – Special Guest Speaker at Upcoming Mystery Fest Key West

Event organizers have announced that John Hemingway, grandson of the late Nobel Prize winning American author Ernest Hemingway, is set to be a special guest speaker during the Mystery Fest Key West, an annual gathering of award-winning and bestselling mystery fiction and true crime authors and the readers who love them, set for June 16-18, 2017. The American-born, Canada-based writer and translator’s articles and short stories have appeared in American, Italian and Spanish newspapers and reviews. He was a contributor to the “Murder In Key [continue reading…]

 May 26, 2017  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #220, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
May 052017
 
JIMMY BUFFETT: A Good Life All the Way, by Ryan White (on-sale May 9)

The weather is getting warmer and it’s 5 o’clock somewhere—which means there’s no better time for JIMMY BUFFETT: A Good Life All the Way (on-sale May 9; Touchstone), a rollicking, incisive biography of everyone’s favorite tropical troubadour by music critic Ryan White (also the author of Springsteen: Album by Album). This is the definitive, comprehensive account of Jimmy Buffett’s long-way-around road to success, his music, and the massive $1.5 billion-per-year Margaritaville lifestyle brand it spawned. Deeply researched—with interviews from friends, musicians, Coral Reefer Band members, [continue reading…]

 May 5, 2017  Posted by at 12:04 am Issue #217, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Mar 312017
 
Q&A with Tito Davis, Author of Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive

What if tomorrow, you had to leave your family, your home, and everything you’ve ever known to become a fugitive in a country where you couldn’t even speak the language?   Do you think you’d survive? Dan “Tito” Davis did. In his real-life memoir, Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive, written while serving a 10-year prison sentence, he details his shocking story of the 13 years he spent on the run from the United States federal government. Davis was released in 2015 and [continue reading…]

 March 31, 2017  Posted by at 12:45 am Issue #212, Literature, What To Do 1 Response »
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 »