We are now accepting submissions for the Romeo Lemay Contest and the Roger Howard Poetry Prize. Two categories and two age groups will be awarded prizes in poetry and prose: 18 and over and middle and high school students in the Romeo Lemay Contest and one first prize, one second and one third prize will be awarded in the Roger Howard Poetry Prize
There is no cost to submit but we are only accepting work from Florida residents. Please read our submission guidelines for both contests and send us your words by July 5, 2019. We are also accepting photography and art submissions as well.
Everyone has a story to tell …
Join us at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center on Wednesday, June 26 for an evening of storytelling. Walt Belcher, a former Tampa Tribune columnist and newspaper reporter, is a known storyteller in the Tampa Bay area. Walt will offer a short talk on the craft of a good story and then the evening will continue with both novice and experienced storytellers each sharing stories about their most embarrassing moment!
If you’d like to share a tale about YOUR most embarrassing moment, please write it, memorize it and practice it before that evening. You will have about 7 minutes to perform your story if your name is drawn from the hat. Please arrive between 6:30 and 7 p.m. to add your name to the list. While we are not charging a cover, we will appreciate a suggested $2 donation, which will go toward prizes.
Parking is free and available along Main St. or side streets in downtown Safety Harbor. The venue is a covered open-air art center loacted at 706 2nd St. North. We can’t wait to hear your story!
Kids are writers too!
Do you have a wild imagination? Are you a kid who makes up adventures without ever leaving your house? Learn how to create amazing worlds, believable characters, surprising plots and solve the world’s most intriguing mysteries. We’ll work on short stories, news articles, and more. This camp will make writing fun and all kids are welcome, even if writing isn’t your best subject. Supplies will be provided. Please bring water to drink and a bag lunch. Tickets can be purchased here.
On Friday will we do a short performance of works created during the week. Please bring friends and family and join us for this event