In Case You Missed It…
National Poetry Month
Date: April 9, 2022
On April9, 2022, SCWG members Cindy Foley, Kathryn Flanagan, Betty Whitaker Jackson, Debra Danforth, Cathy Oasheim, Anne-Marie Derouault, and Roseangelina Baptista participated to celebrate National Poetry Month with the readings from SCWG’s first poetry anthology, Reflections.
Presented by Joanne Fisher, President, the guest speaker at the event was Andy K. Stanfield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the School of Arts and Communication at Florida Institute of Technology, whose topic was Poetry: A Universe of Complexities.
The event was livestreamed on Facebook Messenger and was appreciated by Brevard poetry lovers online.
World Poetry Day
Date: March 21, 2022
On March 21, 2022, SCWG members Cindy Foley, Peggy Insula, Anne-Marie Derouault, and Roseangelina Baptista participated to celebrate World Poetry Day, the first time that this event has been observed in Brevard County.
Presented by Kathryn Flanagan. the guest speaker at the event was Andy K. Stanfield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the School of Arts and Communication at Florida Institute of Technology, whose topic was Poetry: Art & Expression. This event was livestreamed on Facebook Messenger. Appropriately, the event had an international reach, viewed by poets, editors, publishers, scholars, educators, students, and poetry lovers across Sao Paulo, Brazil; Hyderabad, India; and Central Florida.
The members recited the Sonnet 81 Love by Luis Camoes (1524-1580), in various Romance languages.
Cocoa Village Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar
Date: December 4 & 5, 2021
Four times each year, Cocoa Village hosts its Art & Craft Holiday Bazaar. On December 4 and 5, 2021 There were over 200 unique artists and crafters, scrumptious street food, and live entertainment.
SCWG had a table set up, as it always does, and several members participated, selling their books. For more information on the Art and Craft Festival, held 4 times per year, please contact Joanne Fisher.
Fox Lake Spring Festival of Crafts 2021
Fox Lake Park, Titusville
On March 27, 2021 our president Joanne Fisher, Jay Heavner, and Jessica Broyles all had booths at the festival. Everyone sold books and interacted with readers, and it seems to have been a success. If you couldn’t be there, you were missed. If you want to sell books, this is a good venue to do so, and to get the Guild known in the community.
Jamie Engle Speaking Tour
October and November Dates
Jamie spoke at One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Rd., in Melbourne (Suntree), on October 18 at 10 a.m.
On November 10 at 6:30 p.m., she spoke on “Writing Epitaphs” to the Youth Services of Hillsborough County Library. The presentation will be on the library’s online platform. Information and links are available HERE.
A Great Review!
Everyone Needs A Good Review
Joanne Fisher just received a great review of her book, Magnolia Plantation. Some time back, she ran across professional book critic Gary Roen, who agreed to review Joanne’s book. Gary published his review today, on Gary Roen’s Bookshelf at Midwest Book Review. See the review at MBR: MBR Bookwatch, June 2021 (midwestbookreview.com). Let’s give Joanne a big High Five!
From Cover Designer Tamian Wood
For October’s project, I did a little pro bono work for a classmate and cancer survivor. This “thumbnail” image will advertise their masterclass about thriving through chemo treatment using an arsenal of skills including nourishing nutrition, movement and meditation, support with community and connection to mind, body and spirit. I think we managed to capture all those things in the logo I created, and the “thumbnail” banner. It’s a beautiful message, and I wish them all the best in their endeavour.
Join the Guild
Annual dues are $40. Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1 PM at the Eau Gallie Public Library, 1521 Pineapple Avenue.