Join Us Friday in the House and on the Beach
The Hermitage Artist Retreat invites you to a program featuring an Open House at 6:30 pm, followed by a reading by two poets in residence at 7:30 pm and ending with sunset. Bring your chairs and refreshments to the beach and then join us anytime from 6:30 to 7:30 to see the renovations at our 1907 Hermitage House. Then, it’s down to the beach for a reading by Sandra Beasley and Alexis Orgera whose books will be for sale at a signing following the readings.
As always, Hermitage community programs are free. Reservations are strongly suggested in case the reading moves from the beach to the Hermitage Palm House at 6630 Manasota Key Road where space is limited.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-475-2098, ext. 8. And please check our Facebook page or call after 4 pm for the latest update on July 8.
Sandra Beasley is the author of Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize. Honors include a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, and two DCCAH Artist Fellowships. Her memoir is Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Alexis Orgera is the author of two books of poems, How Like Foreign Objects and Dust Jacket and several chapbooks. Her work can be found in Carolina Quarterly, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, jubilant, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She recently moved from Sarasota to Savannah, GA, where she writes, teaches creative writing, and runs Penny Candy Books.
Hermitage programs are sponsored by Gerri Aaron, and in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes) and The Woman’s Exchange. Lock ‘N Key is our Artist Food Sponsor.