The Howl at the Moon URBAN STORIES FESTIVAL is a two-day storytelling event celebrating West Palm Beach, Florida - what was, what is, what could be.
We'll share experiences, celebrate diversity, and find common ground.
In harmony with these goals, the festival will also support literacy.
Through stories in the form of:
poetry / rap / spoken word
oral histories / journalism
speakers / workshops / panels
photography / other visual arts
music / other performing arts
and also food
we hope to learn from each other and build a stronger community.
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We are EXCITED to host the 2nd annual Urban Stories Festival in West Palm Beach on Saturday, Jan 26-Sunday, Jan 27, 2019. In addition to favorites like the WPB Bike Tour with free bike rentals and the Interfaith Gathering at the Mandel Public Library, this year we have even more activities for youth in grades 6-12, a Howl Open Mic at Subculture Coffee, and a Storytelling Potluck in the Historic Northwest Neighborhood. Mark your calendars! See you there!
Party on False Key
FRIDAY, OCT 26 - 7:00-9:00 pm
Poetic Justice Books and Arts
1774 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St Lucie, FL 34952
Celebrate Halloween with Book #5
Somewhere SOUTH of Cinco
More Stories from False Key
The world shifts. So too, its refugees. You've arrived in False Key: an island bridging the world of humans to the realm of mermaids and other shapeshifters. Tourists and runaways come from the mainland and the deep waters of the Florida Keys to seek adventure and find themselves. You'll meet bikers and biologists, cops and mafiosa.
Consult the local shaman, magical bakery, or anhinga for what ails you. Belly up to the bar, but mind the spirits. Tune into the local stations, but watch out for alternate realities. Find romance, or sea serpents, or religious fanatics.
Pre-orders are coming soon. For now--
GET A FREE COPY OF BOOK #1 HERE
This month join us at a new bookstore in Port St. Lucie! Poetic Justice books & arts welcomes us on Thursday, June 21 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Support a local independent bookseller and enjoy stories, poems and music with all your friends in a new location. Come one, come all!
Poetic Justice Books & Arts
1774 SE Port St Lucie Blvd, 34952
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Hooray! Somewhere South of Sundown, Book #4 of stories and poems from False Key, Florida will be released on October 19.
Help us celebrate! Join us for readings, feedings and fun from your favorite merfolk and marine shifters. See you at Oceana Coffee Lounge: 150 US #1 in Tequesta, FL.
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
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.