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Live Poets Society offers unique holiday gifts
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Posted: 2012 Nov 30 - 06:03

The Live Poets Society will host a holiday celebration and book party at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at historic Lilian Place.

The event will be a celebration of member Trish Wentling's publication of her first book, "Pruning."

Ms. Wentling will read and an open mic poetry reading will follow.

Robert Blenheim, founder and president of Live Poets, notes many of the members have published books and they will also be present to sign and individualize a copy of their own work.

Ms. Wentling, a Deltona resident, has been with the group for three years, as well as attending a writers' group that meets in her hometown.

Lilian Place, 111 Silver Beach Ave., Daytona Beach, is the oldest home on the beachside. The public is encouraged to come early, at 1 p.m., or stay after the book event and tour it. Tours last about 45 minutes and a donation of $5 is requested.

The book party and open reading are free and open to the public, 2 to 4 p.m., with light refreshments served.

The event will be in association with the Creative Happiness Institute, which will offer raffle prizes to help raise money for future literary programs.

For more information, e-mail info@heritagepreservationtrust.org, or call (386) 299-4974.

Poets celebrate a famous outsider

Authors and film fans will gather to celebrate a famous "Outsider," poet Charles Bukowski, at a showing of "Barfly," a semi-autobiographical film that the author wrote, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Cinematique, 242 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach.

Live Poets Society president Robert Blenheim will introduce the film, which stars Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway.

Dr. David Axelrod will discuss Mr. Bukowski's poetry and the notion that poets often cast themselves in the roll of misfits.

The film is open to the public with a ticket price of $7, or $5 for members of Cinematique.

For more information, call (386) 252-3118, or e-mail axelrodthepoet@yahoo.com.

Auditions slated

The Daytona Playhouse will conduct auditions for "Moonlight and Magnolias" by Ron Hutchinson at 7 p.n. Sunday, Dec. 9, and Monday, Dec. 10, at 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Audition information is available online at www.daytonaplayhouse.org

For more information, call (386) 255-2431.

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