Arts

This month’s Versed in Florida is with poet Kelly Canaday of Naples. She’s a student at Florida Gulf Coast University where she’s majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing.  She’s also co-president of FGCU’s Creative Writing Club.  In today’s selection, Canaday draws from the works and style of writers including John Updike, Piers Anthony and Jim Morrison to explore post-modernist themes on the way our minds work and how we perceive reality and meaning.  We began our discussion exploring a bit about the writing process itself and how the audience comes into play in the mind of the writer when first putting pen to paper.

Photos: Storytellers Creative Arts, Public Domain

Telling stories may be one of humanity's oldest traditions, and the proliferation of storytelling projects like Snap Judgment and The Moth are bringing personal stories to mass audiences in ways traditional media never have.

This weekend, Storytellers Creative Arts in Naples is focusing a storytelling workshop on the Naples community with its HeART of Storytelling Conference beginning on Friday. Organizers say the conference is focused on "capturing, creating,  and communicating" the stories of organizations, families and individuals.

Photo: Fort Myers Film Festival via Facebook

The Fort Myers Film Festival raises the curtain on March 8, screening dozens of short and feature-length films for five days at various locations throughout the city.

The festival culminates with an awards ceremony at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Sunday, March 12.

This month’s Versed in Florida is with poet Kelly Canaday of Naples. She’s a student at Florida Gulf Coast University where she’s majoring in English and minoring in Creative Writing. She’s also co-president of FGCU’s Creative Writing Club. She says the desire to hone her writing skills is largely what prompted her to begin attending college at the age of 16.

Photo/image: Martin Sister Publishing

Glenn Miller spent 25 years as a staff writer for the Fort Myers News-Press, and several more as a freelance writer, before releasing his first novel in November 2016. The novel, "Grabmore" from Martin Sisters Publishing, calls on his experiences living, working, and writing in Southwest Florida.

Pages