Mar 112018
P. Scott Cunningham Final Speaker Friends of Key West Library March 19

P. Scott Cunningham is a poet, translator, essayist, publisher, and all-around human arts juggernaut from Miami, best known as the creator and director of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, an annual month-long celebration of verse. Founded in 2011, the mission of the festival is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April. The festival has hosted performances by Patti Smith, Richard Blanco, Anne Carson, Raúl Zurita, Thurston Moore, Kevin Young, and many others. The festival has also [continue reading…]

 March 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:26 am Issue #259, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242018
Writer Willie Drye to Speak at Friends of the Library March 5

On Monday, March 5, the Key West Friends of the Library will welcome distinguished author Willie Drye as the next speaker in their lecture series. Lectures are presented at the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St. Admission is free. His talk will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Seating starts at 5:30 on a first-come, first-served basis. Willie Drye is an author with extensive knowledge of hurricane history and science who wrote Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 and other works on recent [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2018  Posted by at 12:27 am Issue #257, Literature, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 242018
Tennessee Williams’s Paintings and Plays: Key West Art & Historical Society Distinguished Speaker Henry Schvey Reveals the Connection

Key West Art & Historical Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes guest Henry Schvey to Old City Hall, 510 Greene Street, on Thursday, March 8, 6:00pm as he presents “The Plastic Theatre of Tennessee Williams,” an examination of how the Pulitzer-prize winner’s lifelong preoccupation with painting provides a crucial key to understanding the iconic writer’s plays. Schvey, Professor of Drama and Comparative Studies at Washington University in St. Louis where Tennessee Williams was enrolled as a student from 1936-38, is a prolific writer, playwright, poet, mentor, and director of more than [continue reading…]

 February 24, 2018  Posted by at 12:14 am Issue #257, Literature, What To Do No Responses »