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Pen to Paper Writers’ Series

April 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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The Franklin County Public Libraries continues its popular writers’ series entitled, “Pen to Paper” with another fascinating program scheduled for Monday, April 17 at 2:00 pm at the Carrabelle Branch Library. This session will feature Anthony Lee Watkins and Dawn Radford who return for a more in-depth discussion of their experience writing poetry and fiction.

Dawn Radford is both a published novelist and poet. She is the author of “Oyster Flats”, a fictional tale set in a remote fishing village on the Florida Panhandle. She holds a master’s degree in creative writing and English from the University of North Carolina. She was the recipient of the prestigious Sherwood Anderson Award in 1993. Published and recognized in a variety of genres including poetry, short story, essay and scholarly research, she has taught in educational, literary, community and professional settings. She facilitates the local writer’s group at the Eastpoint Branch Library each month.

Anthony Lee Watkins is a writer of poetry including “Union Line Cemetery” and “Written in Darkness”, a published collection of poems. Anthony has been a poet all his life, a publisher of various literary journals, online and in print since 1995. He has given poetry readings, led poetry discussions and organized poetry events in a variety of schools, libraries and bookstores. He has also been a volunteer educator at the University of Pennsylvania’s ModPo program. Anthony Watkins will share why he writes and how to become a published poet. He will also share an effort he has to support a literary collaboration between people in prison and college students.

The next and last program in the Pen to Paper Writers Series will be held on Monday, May 8, 2:00 pm featuring Michael Llado-Davila and Lois Swoboda, who will share their experiences writing travel memoirs and children’s books.

The Carrabelle Branch Library is located at 311 St. James Avenue (Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL. These friendly and informal sessions are a chance to meet these local authors and ask questions about their experiences. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend and the public is welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Public Libraries. For questions about this series, please contact Carole Cooper at carolecooper@mediacombb.net or the Carrabelle Branch Library at (850) 697-2366.

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Friends of Franklin County Public Libraries

311 St. James Avenue SE (US Hwy 98)
Carrabelle, FL 32322 United States

(850) 697-2366