YOU are invited to become part of a historic project dedicated to Amelia:
Funds will help with printing, paper, mailing, etc of the collection to various libraries, etc. Also to help with public show.
FORT LAUDERDALE area Poet Anastasia Clark recently completed the last of five free workshops at libraries throughout Broward County, Florida to encourage poets to create poetry in honor of famed pilot Amelia Earhart.
Amelia Earhart disappeared, along with her navigator, Fred Noonan, while attempting to fly around the globe in 1937. Their journey had publicly started approximately one month earlier in Miami, Florida on June 1, 1937. The year 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of their mysterious disappearance. Earhart was not only a pilot and advocate for women’s causes, but she was also a writer and poet. This project is dedicated to her life and legend.
The poems will be presented in an heirloom quality leather album crafted by LeatherScrapBook.Com, Inc., to the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum located in Atchison, KS, who will showcase the collection during 2012 April National Poetry Month. Purdue University Libraries System will also accept a copy of the collection and make it available to the public.* Original vignette artwork and promotional assistance will be contributed by artist and author, Shae Leighland-Pence, based in Falls Church, VA.
Several Broward County libraries will also simultaneously display the poems during 2012 National Poetry Month, including Margate Catharine Young Library, Stirling Road Branch Library, Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library, Miramar Library, Southwest Regional Library and Weston Library. In addition,the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum may display the poetry, pending completion of recent renovations. Other organizations are invited to participate. Please contact Anastasia Clark if you would like to display a copy of the poems.
A free, public reading of the collection will take place from 6:00-8:00pm on April 20, 2012 at Studio 18 in the Pines, an art gallery located at 1101 Poinciana Dr., Pembroke Pines, FL 33025. Studio 18 (City of Pembroke Pines, FL) is providing the venue free of charge for this unique celebration.
The workshops included background information, writing tips and discussions. Poets will retain copyright to their work and individual organizations will have final discretion over what is ultimately displayed at each location.
Other funding for this event is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional support is being provided by LeatherScrapBook.Com, Inc, WeMerge Magazine, Total Real Estate Consultants, Inc., Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, Purchon Travel & Logistics, LLC and The Friends of Stirling Road Branch Library. A special thanks to Broward County Cultural Division.
More info: call 954-536-8311 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.AnastasiaClark.com . Thank you for your support!!
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