At the Library - Upcoming Events
Carrie Jo Howe is the author of the humorous novel, “Island Life Sentence,” the story of an American Mid-western woman who feels like an alien in the “one human family” of Key West. Howe is also the author of “Motherhood is NOT for Babies: A Story of Dating, Mating, and Procreating.”
Poet Rosalind Brackenbury will read from her new collection of poems, “Invisible Horses,” at 6:00 p.m., Feb. 27, at the Key West Library, 700 Fleming Street.
Brackenbury has served as Poet Laureate of Key West and published several collections of poetry as well as several novels, including “Paris Still Life,” and most recently, “The Lost Love Letters of Henri Fournier.” Free. Seating is limited.
Kristina Neihouse was awarded an Anne McKee Artist Fund Grant to publish her debut novel, “Knowing When to Leave,” a near-future dystopian novel about a world coping with catastrophic climate change. Neihouse moved to Key West in 1995 and is a full-time librarian. When not reading, writing or feeding cats, she participates in 5K runs and triathlons.
Singer-songwriter Billy Kemp will perform as part of the Key West Library’s Music in the Palm Garden series at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 6th . A Baltimore native, Kemp is a multi-instrumentalist best known for his inventive guitar playing. Gates open at 5:30 and seating is limited.
Katharyn Howd Machan is a poet and professor at Ithaca College. She has published 30 poetry collections, and her work has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies, and textbooks. In 2002 she was named the first Poet Laureate of Tompkins County, New York. Every March she leads a five-day workshop, “Writing in the Garden,” as part of the Mana Project, Inc. in Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden, located in the heart of Old Town, Key West.
Laura Albritton, along with Florida Keys historian Jerry Wilkinson, is the author of the histories “Marathon: the Middle Keys,” “Key West’s Duval Street,” and the 2018 book, “Hidden History of the Florida Keys.” Albritton has written for publications such as the Miami Herald, Sculpture magazine, Harvard Review, the Houston Chronicle, and the Times Literary Supplement.