Award-winning artist to sign her latest book at the Harn; more literary events
Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.
Award-winning artist Maggie Taylor signs her new book “No Ordinary Days” ($95, University Press of Florida) at a book-launching event, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 16, Harn Museum of Art gift shop, Hull Road. The book is 168 pages, with 120 color reproductions of Taylor's imagery and an essay by noted photography critic A.D. Coleman. A special edition includes a Maggie Taylor limited-edition photograph. Pre-sale orders available at the Harn gift shop.
Fly Fishing Mysteries: M.W. Gordon, author of the Macduff Brooks Fly Fishing Mysteries reads and signs his first novel, “Deadly Drifts,” 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Downtown Library Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave.
Gordon spent his career as a law professor and legal consultant, traveling and lecturing. He also worked with Project Healing Waters, taking combat wounded disabled vets to fly fish on the Yellowstone as part of their therapy. His second book, “Crosses to Bear,” is due out soon.
“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, N.H., and Florida's Gulf Coast.
Visit Mather's website at www.onefortheroad-mather.com
Talk about writers retreats: 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.
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: Thursday.