Wednesday, Oct 19th 2011
We welcomed Barbara and Peter Frickel back from France this past Wednesday, along with the first cooler weather of the season, and we welcomed a new member as well. Peter Folares met our eclectic group, and heard some very good work read by many of the members. Rod read another of Ed Lyman's engrossing stories, which fascinated the group as usual. Ed's work never fails to send me to the closest dictionary. Irv did a piece on letter writing, followed by Ed, who actually got to go ahead of Peter for a change! Ed was inspired by Jim's poetry and read a whimsical poem written while eating at a Taco Bell. No, it was about Halloween.
Peter read another excellent passage from one of his favorite authors, followed by Kerri, who started a really good discussion after reading her piece about air-boats and alligators. What is a “Cracker” anyway? Jim again enthralled the group with his poetry and Russ read a chilling selection from Jack London, where the protagonist isn't a person. We closed with a congenial discussion about upcoming events, which include:
St. Petersburg Festival of Reading, Sat, Oct 22 - http://www.festivalofreading.com/
Stephen King Book signing in Sarasota, Nov 14 at 7:00 pm -
Peter Frickel's Web site has been added to the links section, check out his site when you can...
We are still shocked at the loss of Dr. Phil, and we will post an appropriate page shortly