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Sunday, Sept. 8

KAYA GRAVITTER - 'AFTER SHE SAID YES': 4-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Destin. The author will sign copies of her new novel. Details at Eventbrite.com

 

Saturday, Sept. 14

CRAIG BUSH - 'THE LIFE AND TIMES OF POOTY TAYLOR': 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Panama City Publishing Co. Museum, 1134 Beck Ave., Panama City. Meet the author, discuss his work and get your copy signed at his book launch event.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 17

BEYOND THE LENS - BOOK AND FILM SERIES: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. The film is "Inventing Tomorrow" (2018) a PBS POV documentary, and the book is "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope" by William Kamkwamba. Guest Panelists will lead post-film discussion. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bay County Public Libraries. Details: 850-522-2107

PANAMA CITY WRITERS ASSOCIATION: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Civic Club, 2629 W. 10th St., Panama City. Help critique each other's writings. All genres. Meeting on first and third Tuesdays of each month. Details at panamacitywriters.org

 

Tuesday, Sept. 24

BOOK DRAGONS: 4 p.m. at Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. For ages 11-18. Join book talks with snacks; come prepared to discuss a book that you've read. Bring anything you’re writing to the November meeting for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Details at NWRLS.com

 

Tuesday, Oct. 1

PANAMA CITY WRITERS ASSOCIATION: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Civic Club, 2629 W. 10th St., Panama City. Help critique each other's writings. All genres. Meeting on first and third Tuesdays of each month. Details at panamacitywriters.org

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

WRITING IN THE SAND WRITERS GROUP: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Panama City Beach Public Library. For ages 15 and older. Details: 850-233-5055

 

Thursday, Oct. 10

WRITER'S GALLERY - 'HAUNTED NIGHT': 6-7:30 p.m. at the Panama City Center for the Arts, 19 E. Fourth St., Panama City. Prepare your haunted stories, poems, spoken word or book excerpts for Bay County's favorite open-mic night for writer, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Come to share or listen to area creative writers. October's theme means your work can be about any kind of haunting — being haunted by love/old friendships, or a more traditional ghost story. Whatever "haunted" means to you. If you want to get in for free, you have to wear a Halloween costume. Otherwise, pay $5 at the door. Suggested for age 18+; while there are restrictions against hate speech and overly explicit language, parental advisory is in place. To pre-register for a speaking slot, call 850-640-3670, email info@pccenterforthearts.com, or drop by the Center.

 

Saturday, Oct. 12

ROBERT BUCCELLATO - 'RUM RUNNERS AND MOONSHINERS OF OLD FLORIDA': 10 a.m. at Sundog Books, 89 Central Square, Seaside. The author will sign his new book. Details at SundogBooks.com

VERN YIP BOOK SIGNING: 2-5 p.m. at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore, 84 North Barrett Square, Rosemary Beach. Get your new copy of “Vacation at Home: Design Ideas for Creating Your Everyday Getaway” by author and designer, Vern Yip. Details at 850-231-0091 or TheHiddenLantern.com

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

PANAMA CITY WRITERS ASSOCIATION: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Civic Club, 2629 W. 10th St., Panama City. Help critique each other's writings. All genres. Meeting on first and third Tuesdays of each month. Details at panamacitywriters.org

 

Tuesday, Oct. 22

BOOK DRAGONS: 4 p.m. at Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. For ages 11-18. Join book talks with snacks; come prepared to discuss a book that you've read. Bring anything you’re writing to the November meeting for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Details at NWRLS.com

WRITING IN THE SAND WRITERS GROUP: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Panama City Beach Public Library. For ages 15 and older. Details: 850-233-5055

 

Monday, Nov. 4

MAKING LITERARY CONNECTIONS: 2-3:30 p.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. Learn how to build literary connections with guest authors Milinda Jay and Tony Simmons; part of the library's observance of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Free admission. Details: 850-522-2100

 

Tuesday, Nov. 5

PANAMA CITY WRITERS ASSOCIATION: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Civic Club, 2629 W. 10th St., Panama City. Help critique each other's writings. All genres. Meeting on first and third Tuesdays of each month. Details at panamacitywriters.org

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

BEACH BOOK CLUB: 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Panama City Beach Public Library. Beach Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month; all are welcome to join this month's discussion of "The Widow" by Fiona Barton. Details: 850-233-5055

 

Tuesday, Nov. 12

BOOK DRAGONS: 4 p.m. at Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. For ages 11-18. Join book talks with snacks; come prepared to discuss a book that you've read. Bring anything you’re writing for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Details at NWRLS.com

WRITING IN THE SAND WRITERS GROUP: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Panama City Beach Public Library. For ages 15 and older. Details: 850-233-5055

 

Monday, Nov. 18

LIBRARY BOOK CLUB: 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe. Monthly read: "The Truth According to Us" by Annie Barrows. Library Book Club meets on the third Monday of the month; new members are always welcome. Details: 850-229-8879

 

Tuesday, Nov. 19

PANAMA CITY WRITERS ASSOCIATION: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrews Civic Club, 2629 W. 10th St., Panama City. Help critique each other's writings. All genres. Meeting on first and third Tuesdays of each month. Details at panamacitywriters.org

 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

WRITING IN THE SAND WRITERS GROUP: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Panama City Beach Public Library. For ages 15 and older. Details: 850-233-5055

BEYOND THE LENS - BOOK AND FILM SERIES: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th St., Panama City. The film is "Bisbee '17" (rated PG, 2018) a PBS POV documentary, and the book is "From the Folks who brought you the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States" by Priscilla Murolo and A.B. Chitty. Post-film discussion led by Dr. David Fistein, professor at Gulf Coast State College. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bay County Public Libraries. Details: 850-522-2107  

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

WRITER'S GALLERY - 'WINTER NIGHT': 6-7:30 p.m. at the Panama City Center for the Arts, 19 E. Fourth St., Panama City. Prepare your winter stories, poems, spoken word or book excerpts for Bay County's favorite open-mic night for writer, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Come to share or listen to area creative writers. December's theme means your work can be about anything from the winter of life to the actual season. And if you want to get in for free, you have to wear an ugly (or even a pretty) holiday sweater/shirt. Otherwise, pay $5 at the door. Suggested for age 18+; while there are restrictions against hate speech and overly explicit language, parental advisory is in place. To pre-register for a speaking slot, call 850-640-3670, email info@pccenterforthearts.com, or drop by the Center.

 

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Thursday, Feb. 12

WRITER'S GALLERY - 'LOVE NIGHT': 6-7:30 p.m. at the Panama City Center for the Arts, 19 E. Fourth St., Panama City. Prepare your love stories, poems, spoken word or book excerpts for Bay County's favorite open-mic night for writer, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Come to share or listen to area creative writers. February's theme means your work can be about anything love-related. And if you want to get in for free, you have to wear red, pink or hearts. Otherwise, pay $5 at the door. Suggested for age 18+; while there are restrictions against hate speech and overly explicit language, parental advisory is in place. To pre-register for a speaking slot, call 850-640-3670, email info@pccenterforthearts.com, or drop by the Center.

 

Thursday, April 12

WRITER'S GALLERY - 'SPRING NIGHT': 6-7:30 p.m. at the Panama City Center for the Arts, 19 E. Fourth St., Panama City. Prepare your springtime stories, poems, spoken word or book excerpts for Bay County's favorite open-mic night for writer, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Come to share or listen to area creative writers. Absolutely anything spring-themed is allowed: renewal, birth, babies, flowers, warmer weather, rain, etc. And if you want to get in for free, you have to wear flowers or floral-inspired clothing. Otherwise, pay $5 at the door. Suggested for age 18+; while there are restrictions against hate speech and overly explicit language, parental advisory is in place. To pre-register for a speaking slot, call 850-640-3670, email info@pccenterforthearts.com, or drop by the Center.