Schedule and Location

Welcome to the Sarasota Writers Group Blog. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Nokomis Fire Station, located just a few blocks south of Albee Road (where Matthews-Currie Ford is located) at Pavonia Road. We are on the west, or bay side, of U.S. 41, by the Fire Station's flashing yellow caution traffic light. If you are coming from the south on US 41, we are just north of Dona Bay. Turn on Pavonia and pull to the far end, or west side, of the firehall. Please do not block the fire doors! We meet in the training room on the far side of the complex. Gathering time: 6:00 pm Meeting called to order: 6:30 pm Ten minute break: 7:50 pm Meeting Finishes at 9:00 pm

Monday, January 07, 2013

ENGLEWOOD’S DEARBORN STREET BOOK FESTIVAL

ENGLEWOOD’S DEARBORN STREET  BOOK FESTIVAL
will be held  Sat. February 16, in Pioneer Park
10 to 3
As an author, if you wish to participate, now is the time to reserve a space  by sending us a check for $25. Please make out the checks to:  VILLAGE GIFTS & GALLERY. If you plan  to have a tent on your space please write “TENT” on the check. Send the check to: Diana Harris, 1760 Parker Dr., Englewood, Fla. 34223. A space may be shared by more than one author but each selling author is expected to pay the full entry fee of $25.
We ask the authors to furnish their own tables/chairs. There will be two food tents this year. Village Gifts and Gallery  will be serving coffee, home made muffins and other baked goods. The Country Hound Cafe will be offering box lunches. There will be Porti-Potties in the Park  and we will have music, “Sax On The Beach”, for three hours. Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash and are picked up after.
  
Pioneer Park is located in the 300 block of W. Dearborn St.  in Englewood between Mango Bistro and the Amherst Depot train shop. You will see a sign saying Book Festival in front of the Park but please circle the block and enter the Park  from the rear on Green Street where there is ample parking. There will be volunteers to direct you. You will look for a sign-in table to get your assigned space. Authors may register beginning at 9 a.m. 

We will have a large sign across SR#776 advertising the festival several days in advance as we did last year. We have passed out flyers around town and will continue to do so and we will be putting up some posters. We have already gotten some good PR and will be getting more. You all can help us by talking up the festival to all your friends, groups or clubs you might belong to.

Entries for our Short Story &Poetry Competition,”Write-On- Englewood” must be postmarked by Jan. 15. Cash prizes are good. Go to www.facebook.comDSBookFest for rules or call Diana, but quickly.

Our sponsors this year are Englewood’s two libraries, Elsie Quirk and Englewood Charlotte, Village Gifts & Gallery and The County Hound Cafe.

Don’t hesitate to e-mail  Diana Harris at <diharris@comcast.net> or call (941) 474-5837 if you have any questions. 
Book Festival committee members are: Frank Brady, Lynda Citro, Diana Harris, Donna Manga, Dawn Penwell, and Jennifer Perry and we are all looking forward to seeing you.

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