I'm in Downtown West Palm Beach at the Sewell Lot on Clematis Street - the site of Howl at the Moon's Urban Stories Festival to be held January 27-28, 2018. Celebrate storytelling as we explore "WHAT WAS. WHAT IS. WHAT COULD BE." for the city through the lenses of social equity, environmental justice, safe communities, and more with our partners Florida Atlantic University, Blue Planet Writers' Room, and the WPB Arts & Entertainment District. READ MORE HERE
WHO: Louis Villalba was born in Spain but came to the US in 1970. He's a retired neurologist and long term writer. He has two books published, a collection of short stories called the Silver Tea Cup and a novel called The Stranger's Enigma.
WHAT: Louis will read a very short story called Friday the 13th also known at "The Wrath of Heaven or Hell."
WHO - Brian Bohmueller is a snowbird from the Philadelphia area. He writes ethics centered op-eds, speculative fiction, and poetry, much of which can be found on his blog, www.GoodnessFirst.com. One of his short stories will be published in the newest installment of the False Key Series.
WHAT - Brian will be reading a short story from his States of Change speculative fiction series. The series takes place in 2076, decades after the US has defederalized. Each story in the series takes place in a different state, highlighting the paths future generations may take, for good and bad.
Becky Talbot is a graduate of Roosevelt University’s MFA program, and her work has appeared in Necessary Fiction, Contrary, and Limestone, among others. She recently moved to Florida from Chicago. Becky just returned from three weeks in England, and she was hoping to come back with a good story. Preferably one that wasn’t life-threatening or humiliating. But she’s okay settling for non-life-threatening. This true story is called "Riffraff."
Feeling fishy? Shifting sharkish? Mermaid's your muse? Enter a story or poem set on the island of False Key and your work might be published in our upcoming anthology, Somewhere South #4. For full contest details and deadlines, please visit www.falsekeyfanpage.com
A new author every month, telling how they got their start and what they've learned along the way. Check out past authors of the month on our youtube channel.
We're very proud to announce our 2016 Somewhere South contest winners!
Congratulations to Short story winner: Octavia by Matthew Rieder Poetry winner: A Mermaid Walks into the Bar by Jessica Pelloni
Pictured above right, poetry Runner-up: Dominic Albanese for his poem, You Had To. For more information on contests and prizes, visit www.falsekeyfanpage.com
Somewhere South of Sane authors and illustrators. Back row, left to right: Dj Voelker, Dale Simpson, A. P. Kelly
Front row, left to right: Corina Pelloni, Kathy Spalding, Mary Freeman, Serena Schreiber, Wanda Frasier.
Not pictured: Amber Garr, Sutton Shields, Kathryn Thomas.
Quite a night! October 15, 2015 marked the launch of our second False Key collection of stories and poems, Somewhere South of Sane, another successful excursion to our favorite fantasy island. The old crew was there to greet us--Jex, the naughty angel; Regine, the teenaged witch; Candice, the resident shaman; Tentacles, the corpulent bar owner and many new faces, too both below and above the turbulent waters. We read story excerpts, enjoyed great food and conversation, and of course, CAKE!
Special thanks to Corina and Magnolia Cakes, Stuart Coffee Company, and all our friends and supporters for sharing our joy.
Attending the Howl means fine entertainment from established and rising authors, poets and songwriters. Tales of heartbreak and terror, songs of love and laughter give us all a reason to come together. This month we enjoyed Mar-sha's verses with and without ukulele accompaniment. We grooved to Sean's spoken word observations on life. We hope you'll join us next time--we meet on the Third Thursday of every month at the Stuart Coffee Co. in Historic Downtown Stuart, Florida. NEXT HOWL: THURS, AUG 20, 2015
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In this photo, we see a few of my favorite things: First and foremost, the chance to welcome debut Howlers of all ages and genres to the mic. Faiza, we are so glad you joined us! Next, the collaborative nature of what we do. See our logo? Our excellent backdrop curtains were created by one of our poets-in-residence, Corina Pelloni. The mic we're standing at was provided for our use by graphic artist Dj Voelker. See my aqua-colored wristband? Earn one of those if your story is selected for our next anthology based in False Key, Florida. Submissions open January 5th. Details announced at the next Howl. See you on December 18.
Serena Schreiber started life in Brooklyn, New York, but has lived in Miami, London and Germany. She writes middle grade fiction, short stories about the mythical island of FALSE KEY, FLORIDA, and all-too-real climate change affecting Florida.
Kathy Thomas writes words and music, swims, hikes, reads, rides, jams bluegrass, and believes in the individual voice. She lives and works in Stuart, Florida.