Seeking Submissions:  Odet is a new journal dedicated to the written and visual arts of the Tampa Bay Area. The initial publication is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017 in celebration of the centennial of the incorporation of Safety Harbor, Florida, a regional center of the arts nestled in the heart of bustling Pinellas County. We primarily seek fiction, poetry, essays/memoirs, and black and white artwork or photographs that somehow reflect Safety Harbor or unique Florida customs, cultures, or people. Be creative. We are looking for submissions that hook us, inspire or surprise us in ways no one has before. For more information and to submit, visit www.theodet.com.

SAVE THE DATE:  Sunday, March 12, 2017 for the Safety Harbor Writers & Poets Conference at the Kapok. Workshops and ticket prices will be announced by late summer.

Now in its fifth year, Safety Harbor Writers & Poets Open Mic Night is one of the area's most lively, creative events of each month. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., writers, poets, acoustic singer-songwriters, and all who love such art, gather at Tapping the Vine (737 Main Street, 34695) for an evening of positively-charged fun. You get 5 minutes at the mic to share your original words. Get there early, as the venue fills quickly.

Upcoming dates:  (No event in June), 7/13/2016, 8/10/2016, 9/14/16, 10/12/16, 11/9/16, 12/14/16

Safety Harbor Writers & Poets

Enroll your kids in the Safety Harbor Summer Camp Creative Writing class - to be held at the Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center 7-11 to 7-14 from 1 to 4 p.m.  $65

Are you looking for a critique group that encourages and helps you to become your best? Join me and other writers of all backgrounds and levels of experience, every fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 8p.m. at the Safety Harbor Public Library. Bring one poem, chapter, essay, short story or whatever you are working on and we will help you to make it shine. Bring approximately 6 to 10 copies if you'd like written feedback.

Upcoming dates: 5/26/2016, 6/14/2016 (<-- now on the second Thursday each month), 7/9/16, 8/14/16, 9/8/16, 10/13/16, 11/10/16, 12/8/16



Be Published in the Park

Two years ago we created word art benches in the park adjacent to the Safety Harbor Public Library. Unfortunately, they didn't last. But wait! We will be installing new poetry benches soon. Watch our Facebook page for more information.