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October 2017

Poetry Reading with Terry Ann Thaxton and Kelle Groom

October 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Terry Ann Thaxton, reads from her new collection, MUD SONG, published by Truman State University Press in September 2017, and Kelle Groom reads from her new poetry collection, SPILL, published by Anhinga Press in October 2017. Free and open to…

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Monthly Read & Critique

October 17 @ 7:00 PM
Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 us

If you wish to share something you’ve written and would like written comments please bring 20 copies to distribute. You’ll be limited to 10 minutes, so 500 words is typical (5 minutes) with 5 minutes worth of feedback. If we…

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Introduction to National Novel Writing Month

October 18 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
South Trail Branch Library, 4600 S Orange Blossom Trl
Orange, FL 32839 United States

Most of us have had the thought “I should write a book,” but actually sitting down and putting the words on the page escapes us. National Novel Writing Month is a challenge that will push you to actually accomplish that…

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Research Process (NaNo Workshop)

October 19 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Orlando Public Library, Orlando, FL United States

Write what you know is a lot easier after you’ve researched what you don’t know. But where do you start? What tools do you use for research? How do you avoid falling down the research rabbit hole? Cat blogger Julie…

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RestInPoetry Open Mic

October 19 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Milk Bar Lounge, 2424 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

With Halloween right around the corner, we are coming together for one night where it is encouraged for you to read someone else’s work! You can come in costume as a famous dead poet if you’d like. Let’s share our…

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Welcome Home with Eric Smith and Lauren Gibaldi

October 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Writer’s Block Bookstore, 124 E Welbourne Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J.…

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Horror Movie Poetry Night 4

October 21 @ 8:00 PM
Vinyl Arts Bar, 75 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

The Drunken Odyssey will continue its tradition of spending a night writing poems inspired by specific horror films. On this proud night, The Drunken Odyssey All Stars will include Joshua Begley (The Terminator) Amy Watkins (The Lady in White) Shawn…

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