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  • The walls outside of Historic McCollum Hall in Fort Myers are getting a new look.
  • We highlight the fall arts offerings from the Southwest Florida-based arts non-profit Love Your Rebellion amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The organization’s mission is to empower marginalized groups through the arts, and even in the absence of live music, spoken word and other in-person performance events, Love Your Rebellion is still finding many socially-distant ways to encourage the arts community including a poetry writing workshop in collaboration with the Alliance for the Arts, the “Murals on Tour” traveling art installation project in collaboration with Artsemble Underground, and multiple ways artists can contribute to the upcoming fall issue of Love Your Rebellion’s zine titled, “Technical Difficulties.”
  • We continue highlighting ways Southwest Florida’s performing arts community is adapting to the challenges of the ongoing pandemic. We’ll hear from the founder manager of Poetz Realm Florida, LLC, Ernel Grant, whose open mic Monday virtual showcase events have gone virtual. The next event takes place Monday, Aug. 31 at 8:00 p.m. We’ll also meet Southwest Florida based rap, hip-hop and R&B artist Andre Hustle.
  • Just before impacts of the coronavirus began to impact Florida, Fort Myers-based author, poet, editor and stonemason Sara Comito published her debut collection of poetry “Bury Me in the Sky.”Comito’s work on this collection began long before any looming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic began, but as author and poet David Morgan O’Connor wrote in his review of the poetry collection, “Each verse swivels towards hope, which is no easy feat in our current situation.”We’ll talk with Comito about her craft and hear a selection of poems from the new collection.
  • Our annual solar calendar is based on Earth’s revolution around the Sun, which takes 365 days to complete. Actually, a full revolution takes 365 days and…
  • As Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put man on the moon, we listen back to Sanibel poet Joe Pacheco’s remembrance of the…
  • In recognition of National Poetry Month, the 19th annual Sanibel Poetry Fest takes place April 8 at the newly renovated Sanibel Island Public Library.…
  • Local rock and punk music bands, live interpretive painting, food vendors and a zine-making workshop will part of the non-profit Love Your Rebellion’s…
  • Christmas Day has come and gone, but the 12th day of Christmas, January 6th, has even more weight in some cultures. Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, a…
  • Florida poet laureate Peter Meinke is bringing a night of poetry, stories, and song to Naples, accompanied by music from Southwest Florida composer and…