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2024 Pen to Paper Writer Series

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Group of attendees sit and listen to 5 speakers behind a panel table

The Franklin County Public Libraries continues its popular writers’ series entitled, “Pen to Paper” with another interesting program scheduled for Monday, February 19, 2024 at 2 pm at the Carrabelle Branch Library. This session will feature authors Sydney Watson and Ginnah Howard. The Carrabelle Branch Library is located at 311 St. James Avenue (Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL.

During the series authors will discuss and share the works they have written and those that are in progress. This will be followed by a question and answer session. These friendly and informal sessions are a chance to meet these area authors and ask questions about their experiences. They are open to anyone interested in learning more about these writers or the writing process. There is no charge to attend and the public is welcome.

Sydney Watson is an author, adventurer, Florida native and English professor. She has published and won awards in Odet, a literary journal, for creative non-fiction and in Seven Hills, for fiction and creative non-fiction. Her novel, Island Salt, awarded Best Book Finalist by US Book News was set in the Bahamas where Sydney lived with her husband for 10 years. She has also lived in Costa Rica, Portugal and Hawaii. She continues the academic portion of her career teaching online university courses in writing and literature and she is currently working on a sequel to Island Salt set in Apalachicola.

Ginnah Howard’s work has appeared in Water~Stone Review, Permafrost, Portland Review, Descant 145, The Tusculum Review, and elsewhere. Several stories have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Night Navigation, Book 2 of her upstate novel trilogy, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009), was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Book 1 of the trilogy, Rope & Bone: A Novel in Stories (Illume, 2014) was listed by Publishers Weekly as one of the “best of the best” Indie books of 2015. Her collection of poetry and prose titled An Opera of Hankering has just been accepted for publication in 2025 by WordTech Communications. Ginnah will be reading some poems from this new collection. 

Upcoming Pen to Paper events:

Events will all be held on Mondays at the Carrabelle Branch Library:

March 4,  2:00 pm – Tiffany Jo Howell & Sid McOmie

March 25, 2:00 pm –  Sue Cronkite  & Pat Stanford

April 15, 2:00 pm –    Dale Cox & Thomas Becknell

May 13, 2:00 pm –  Anthony Lee Watkins & David Adlerstein

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin County Public Libraries. For more information on this event, please contact the Carrabelle Branch Library at (850) 697-2366.


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Carrabelle Branch Library
311 St James Ave
Carrabelle, FL 32322 + Google Map