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Pen to Paper Writer Series 03/29

March 29, 2023 @ 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 Wednesday, March 29 at 2:00 pm at the Carrabelle Branch Library. The next session will feature two writers, Sue Cronkite and Sydney Watson, on fiction.

Sue Riddle Cronkite, long-time journalist, has turned to writing fiction, with two books, White Sheets: Where the Hippies Meet the Klan, and Louette’s Wake. Cronkite has also published local history books, personal diaries, and memoirs of people in her native Wiregrass area, and taught creative writing. Her short stories have won first place in college anthologies, including Tobacco Velvet, which was first place in an F. Scott Fitzgerald Museum short-story contest. At the Birmingham (AL) News she was an editorial page writer, assistant state editor, feature writer and reporter. She wrote a syndicated column called “Single Parent,” and was a long-time correspondent for Life Magazine. She edited and published history books including Apalachicola before 1861 by Harry P. Owens; Washington: Florida’s 12th County, by E. W. Carswell; Heart and History of Holmes County (FL) by Anna Paget Wells, plus some Marlene Womack books, including War Comes to Florida’s Northern Gulf Coast.

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.

Upcoming Pen to Paper events:
Monday, April 3, 2:00 pm – Historian & Author, Dale Cox on local historical non-fiction. One of his last public speaking appearances. (Reservations are encouraged as seating is limited.)
Monday, April 17, 2:00 pm – Anthony Lee Watkins & Dawn Radford, on poetry & fiction
Monday, May 8, 2:00 pm – Michael Llado-Davila & Lois Swoboda, travel memoirs & 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 additional information on this series, please contact Carole Cooper at carolecooper@mediacombb.net or the Carrabelle Branch Library at (850) 697-2366.

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