PRESS RELEASE- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Oct 8, 2010. (Note: revised workshop/reading dates as of Nov 15 are indicated by an asterisk)

 

Aspiring poets needed to create poetry about Broward County, Florida!

A chance to write about a terrific chef, a fine museum- a brilliant sunrise!

 

Announcing

 “Broward County Poet-In-Residence Anastasia Clark Poetry Workshop Series:

All About Broward!” Project

 

Poet ANASTASIA CLARK introduces the 2010-2011 “Broward County Poet-In-Residence Anastasia Clark Poetry Workshop Series: All About Broward!” project.

 

Clark will be conducting five free poetry workshops at five libraries throughout Broward County, Florida.  The focus of the workshops will be to create poetry about the memorable people, places and things that participants have encountered in Broward County.  Workshops will feature writing tips, writing prompts and discussions to enable participants to generate a wide variety of poetry- and ultimately create a poetic snapshot of Broward.

 

The poetry created during the workshops will be eligible for display at several Broward County libraries during April 2011 National Poetry Month. Participants will also be invited to read their selected poems at public poetry readings during the same month. Poets will retain copyright to their work. No payment will be received for the poems.  Libraries will have final discretion over poetry accepted for display.

 

Tentative program schedule is listed below. Contact individual libraries to verify final schedule or visit www.broward.org/library.

 

Free poetry workshops:

 

Oct 16, 2010  /  11:00am-1:00pm.

Hallandale Beach Library

300 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale, FL 33309.

Tel: 954-437-1750

 

Dec 04, 2010  /  10:30am-12:30pm

Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library,

255 East Dania Beach Blvd, Dania, FL 33004. 

Tel: 954-926-2420

 

Jan 08, 2011   /  11:00am-1:00pm

Southwest Regional Library

16835 Sheridan St. Pembroke Pines, FL 33330.

Tel: 954-538-9956

 

Mar 05, 2011  /  10:30am-12:30pm

Miramar Library

2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025.

Tel:954-437-1806

 

Mar 16, 2011*  / 5:30pm-7:30pm

Main Library

100 S. Andrews Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tel: 954-357-7443

 

 

 

 

Free public poetry readings:

 

Apr 13, 2011*  /  5:30pm-7:30pm

Main Library

100 S. Andrews Ave. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tel: 954-357-7443

 

Apr 16, 2011  /   2:00pm-4:00pm  

Miramar Library

2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025.

Tel:954-437-1806

 

 

 

 

 

Anastasia Clark is the author of several poetry books- including Grieving With Poetry- poems written after the death of her parents, Bloodsongs- poetry about women’s issues, Skeletons and Other Complaints- poetry about life’s challenges and Vagabond Pond- poems about feeling lost. In addition, she is also the author of the POETRY PETALS collection- themed booklets designed for gift and floral baskets. Titles include Friendship Poems, Healing Poems, Humorous Poems, Inspirational Poems, Kaleidoscope Poems, Romantic Poems, Nostalgic Poems and Humorous Poems.  

 

Clark (Moore) grew up in Framingham, MA, where she served as Poet-In-Residence to the Framingham Public Schools during 1977-78 and taught a ten week poetry seminar to fourth graders. She has served in the U. S. Marine Corps and also completed a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master of Science in Administration.

 

During 2009-2010 Clark successfully completed the “Broward County Poet-in-Residence Anastasia Clark Poetry Reading Series” which consisted of ten poetry readings at ten libraries throughout Broward County, Florida.  In 2010, Her poem, "My Grandmother's Dresser,"  won 1st Place in the Poetry Category for The Writers Network of South Florida 12th Annual Writing Contest (www.writersnetworksofla.org ).She currently resides in Miramar, FL and has appeared at various schools, bookstores, art galleries, coffee shops and other venues.

 

Funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. (Pending final FY2011 budget approval).

 

Clark is also pleased to thank WeMerge Magazine (www.wemergetalent.com) - for discounted advertising rates, The Goddess Store (www.goddessstore.com) for advertising assistance and postage stamps and Fort Lauderdale Stationery and Design (www.ftlstationeryanddesign.com) - >for supplying 1000 sheets of fancy paper for the poems to be printed on for the final displays. A special thanks to the libraries and their staff for their time, commitment and help with this project, as well. And a big thank you to the Broward County Cultural Division (www.broward.org/arts)!

 

Please contact the author directly goldenrush59@aol.com or call 954-536-8311 for more information or to schedule an event. Visit the author’s website at www.AnastasiaClark.com.