Sunday, January 31, 2010

Corazon Art & Music Festival

ArtsFest 2010: Arts Day at The Kerouac House

The Kerouac House
1418 Clouser Ave.
Orlando , FL 32804
Please respect the residential neighborhood setting. On-street parking on Shady Lane Drive.
Doors will be closed during Special Reading, while Workshops are in session and/or if capacity is reached.

Friday, February 12, 2010
8 PM Doors Open, 9 to 10 PM Special Reading
Alicia Shandra Holmes, Resident Writer Bids Farewell

Kindly bring refreshments or snacks to share.

Alicia Shandra Holmes is the current Writer in Residence at the Kerouac House. Alicia has been writing up a storm of fiction and non-fiction during her time in Orlando. At this Special Reading, Alicia will share her work and discuss her process and experience here. Alicia has published fiction in The Bitter Oleander, Rosebud, CRATE, Many Mountains Moving, and The Blue Earth Review. She was also a resident at the Sanskriti Kendra cultural center in New Delhi, India, funded through the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme, and the recipient of a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant for nonfiction. She has a background in newspaper journalism.

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Arts Day at The Kerouac House
12:30 PM Doors Open, Workshop Sessions 1 PM to 3 PM

Writing Workshop 1 PM to 3 PM
Facilitators: Geoff and Janna Benge (Silver Fern Writing Workshop)
In Attendance: Alicia Shandra Holmes, Resident Writer
Art Inspiration: Pamela Z. Daum, Photographer/Artist
Bring pen and paper or writing implements of your choice.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Congratulations to Jennifer Swanson on The Award

Jennifer Swanson's second book, Penny and Rio: The Locked Doghouse Mystery, has been awarded The Dove Foundation's "Family Approved" Seal for all -ages.

This prestigious award is granted to books that meet The Dove Foundation's rigorous guidelines for family-friendly entertainment. For more information about her books and the award, please see her website at

Historic Walking Guides Florida Keys

Historic Attractions from Every Part of the Keys in a New Book

A new book by Michelle Sheldone aims to bring the history of the Florida Keys to life through a series of guided walks and a look back at the history of the islands from their discovery to the present day. It includes a detailed look at all of the islands in the chain, and a series of walks around Key West exploring historic buildings, locations and stories from the past.

Most guidebooks on Florida and the Keys fail to delve into their history in full, and certainly skirt around the details of what can be seen of the past today. This book is a new authority on the history of the island chain, and a travel guidebook which should accompany any tourist to the

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Marlene Crouch launches Whose Voice Are You Listening To?

What is truth? Whose Voice Are You Listening To? is author Marlene Crouch's attempt to prove the superiority of biblical truth over human tradition. Marlene has compiled page after page of side by side comparisons of the King James Bible to the Catechism of the Catholic Church in order to prove that truth cannot contradict truth and that human reason is flawed. Marlene uses contextual and interpretation clues to provide readers with irrefutable evidence grounded in scriptural truth and poses the ultimate question to readers: