Sci-fi author will hold signing, discussion Dec. 3
Published: Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:04 p.m.
St. Augustine's Chris Berman signs his books and discusses his interest and experiences in astronomy and space programs at the Writers Alliance of Gainesville meeting, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Free.
Berman is author of “The Hive,” “Red Moon,” “Star Pirates,” “Aces of Aces” and “Condosaur, ” the latter two titles to be published in early 2013. Another of his books, “Das Bell,” should be released soon.
Visit the author's website at www.freewebs.com/chrisbfla/.
MORE AUTHOR EVENTS
“One for the Road”: David Mather discusses his book, a fictionalized account of a young Peace Corps volunteer living in Cufeo, Chile, and supervising a reforestation project to help save the community, 1:30 p.m., Jan. 22, meeting room A, Headquarters Branch Library, 401 University Ave.
Mather, who served in southern Chile with the Peace Corps from 1968 to 1970, has lived off-grid for more than 40 years. He and his wife divide their time between Lyme, New Hampshire, and Florida's Gulf Coast.
Visit Mather's website at www.onefortheroad-mather.com
Author event: Sandra Gail Lambert, a fiction writer and memoirist, discusses writers retreats, how to apply, who gets in, what happens there and the effect they have on one's writing life, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St.
Lambert's work has appeared in The North American Review, Arts & Letters, and The Alaska Quarterly Review, as well as in anthologies “Something to Declare” and “First Person Queer.”
Visit her blog at www.sandragaillambert.com.
Gainesville Books Plus: Sell or trade your used books. Currently looking for works by these authors in paperback: Lee Childs, Alex Berenson, Steve Berry, James Rollins, Robert Parker, Michael Connelly, Alex Cobin, Preston Childs, James Lee Burke and Randy Wayne White. Also buying children and young adult books.
The store will be open weekends in December through Christmas, 3566 NW 97th Blvd., 333-3013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feminist Book Club: Meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. for food and drinks, at Cafe Colette, Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave. Free and open to the public. (375-7477)
Gainesville Poets & Writers: Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Books-A-Million, 2601 NW 13th St.
Hawthorne Reading Circle: Group meets 11 a.m. the first and third Mondays, Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st St., Hawthorne.
Mystery Reading Group: Bring any mysteries you have, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, High Springs Branch Library, 135 NW First Ave., High Springs. (454-2515)
Weekly Poetry Jam: Gainesville's longest-running open poetry reading, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. (373-0010, CivicMediaCenter.org)
Writer's Alliance of Gainesville: Anyone interested in the written word is welcome; see www.WritersAlliance.org for exact dates, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Free.
Essay, Poetry, Art Contests: Fall 2012 entries for Creative Communication contests are being accepted.
Essay contest (grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12), write 250 words or less on any nonfiction topic. Deadline: Thursday.
Poetry contest (grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12), submit one original poem in English, 21 lines or less. Deadline: Dec. 6.
Enter online at www.poeticpower.com or mail entry to: Poetry Contest or Essay Contest, 159 N. Main, Smithfield, Utah 84335. Include the author's name, address, city, state and Zip, current grade, school name, school address and teacher's name. Selected entries will be published in an anthology.
Art contest for students in grades K-12. Go to www.celebratingart.com for contest information. Deadline: Nov. 29.
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