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Pen to Paper Writers Series

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pen to Paper 2024 Flyer

The Carrabelle Branch of the Franklin County Public Libraries will be bringing back their exciting writers’ series entitled, “Pen to Paper” from January through May 2024. Kicking off this wonderful series on Monday, January 29 at 2 pm will be authors Pat Stanford & Anthony Watkins. 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 the works. 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.

Pat Stanford is an award-winning author and poet with the non-fiction “Fixing Boo Boo”, a story of traumatic brain injury, and two books of poetry “Proverbs of My Season, Poetry of Transition”, and “A Motley Miscellany, Misfit Poems That Fit Together”. All have won gold medals from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association annual Presidents. She has poetry published in several anthologies and won second place in the 2004 Seven Hills Contest with her short story, “Divorce Sale”. She was born in Philadelphia, but moved to Florida with her farming family when she was a year old. She lives in Tallahassee with her husband and rambunctious puppy and is currently working on a book of short stories as well as a second nonfiction.

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.

Upcoming Pen to Paper events:

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

February 19, 2:00 pm – Sydney Watson

March 4,  2:00 pm – Tiffany Jo Howell

March 25, 2:00 pm –  Sue Cronkite 

April 15, 2:00 pm –    Historian & Author, Dale Cox 

May 13, 2:00 pm –  Anthony Lee Watkins 

There is no charge for this program and the public is welcome. 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.

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