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.
by Gene Hull
An innocent lass from New York
Thought babies did come from the stork
Not long before John
Waved a great wand
Now she wishes that she’d had a cork.
published by permission
Gene Hull has authored five books, He is a free lance writer and sometime poet.. He had a long career as a professional musician and a second one as the Entertainment Producer for Royal Caribbean Cruse line. He moderates the Morningside Writers Group and is member of the Board of Directors of the Fort Pierce Jazz Society.
Ron Voelker and Andy Davis released a debut album of the songs they have written, Caught in the Undertow, performed by artists from Stuart to Brisbane to Uppsala! Ron debuted his single at Howl at the Moon.
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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.