Be Published in the Park

Two years ago we put together two benches in the park adjacent to the Safety Harbor Public Library. Now those benches need to be redone. If you'd like to add your short poem or line of prose to the project, please email it to with Benches 2015 in the subject line. Include your full name, city where you live, and if you are willing to share it, your age. All ages are encouraged to participate.

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

Join host Bill Boden for Safety Harbor's National Poetry Month Celebration from 6 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, 4/28 at the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 2nd St. N.
Poets are are invited to participate in the open mic night, featuring Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg Helen Pruitt Wallace.

Safety Harbor Writers and Poets

Safety Harbor Writers and Poets

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:  5/11/2016, 6/8/2016, 7/13/2016, 8/10/2016

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: 4/27/2016 (Wednesday this month). 5/26/2016, 6/14/2016 (<-- now on the second Thursday each month), 7/9/2016, 8/14/2016