Festival Schedule: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Flagler College

The roofline of historic Flagler College; image courtesy of Excel23, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

All festival events are free and open to the public. (Excluding two children’s workshops)

Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center – Free Parking at the First United Methodist Church

Check out our Community Events page for even more celebrations going on downtown during the festival.

9:00-10:00 A.M. — Saturday, September 17

Peter Meinke & Jeanne Clark Meinke

9:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. Room 215

Hands-on Poetry Session for 8-12 year olds. Registration required. ($20/child)

For the Meinke’s poetry sessions, they will provide students tips on how to start writing, how they generate their own ideas and how to enjoy the process.

“Children can expect to learn that they can become writers and artists like us,” Peter said. “It’s not magic, but a matter of sitting down with blank paper and trying something out. If they enjoy it (as we did when we were children), they can keep doing it, improving their skills as they grow, like anything else.”

Peter Meinke has published eight books of poems in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series, his most recent being “Lucky Bones” (2014).  In addition, he has published two children’s books and eight poetry chapbooks; His work has appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Yorker and dozens of literary magazines; and has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowships, three prizes from the Poetry Society of America, two O’Henry Awards, and many others. He directed the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College for several decades, retiring in 1993. Some of his work, including his third children’s book “The Elf Poem,” has been illustrated by his wife Jeanne Meinke, who was a regular contributor to The New Yorker in the 1980s and 1990s.

10:15-11:15 A.M. — Saturday, September 17

H. Terrell Griffin

10:15-11:15 A.M. Room 235
Chasing Justice and Mortal Dilemma

H. Terrell Griffin is the award-winning author of the national bestselling Matt Royal mystery series set on Longboat Key off Florida’s Southwest Coast. The series includes Collateral Damage, which rose to Amazon Kindle’s overall number one bestseller in 2012. Several others reached bestseller status on Amazon.

Terry graduated from high school in Sanford, Florida and spent the next three years as a soldier, most of the time stationed in Germany where he served as a medic attached to an Armored Cavalry Regiment on the East German border. Upon his release from active duty, he earned a bachelor of arts and a law degree from Mercer University and returned to Central Florida where, for the next thirty-eight years, he practiced law statewide from his base in Orlando.

Terry was a board certified civil trial lawyer and a member of a number of trial lawyer organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national organization whose membership is open by invitation only to the most experienced trial lawyers in the nation. He is a life member of the 14th Cavalry Association and holds a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters License.

He published his first Matt Royal mystery in 2005. Nine more have followed, the most recent being Mortal Dilemma, which was released in April, 2016. He has also published a thriller, The Assassin’s Game, which is the first book of a new series featuring the protagonist Ethan Fitzgerald. He is presently working on the eleventh Matt Royal mystery and the second Ethan Fitzgerald thriller.

Peter Meinke & Jeanne Clark Meinke

9:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. Room 215

Hands-on Poetry Session for 8-12 year olds. Registration required. ($20/child)

For the Meinke’s poetry sessions, they will provide students tips on how to start writing, how they generate their own ideas and how to enjoy the process.

“Children can expect to learn that they can become writers and artists like us,” Peter said. “It’s not magic, but a matter of sitting down with blank paper and trying something out. If they enjoy it (as we did when we were children), they can keep doing it, improving their skills as they grow, like anything else.”

Peter Meinke has published eight books of poems in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series, his most recent being “Lucky Bones” (2014).  In addition, he has published two children’s books and eight poetry chapbooks; His work has appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Yorker and dozens of literary magazines; and has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowships, three prizes from the Poetry Society of America, two O’Henry Awards, and many others. He directed the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College for several decades, retiring in 1993. Some of his work, including his third children’s book “The Elf Poem,” has been illustrated by his wife Jeanne Meinke, who was a regular contributor to The New Yorker in the 1980s and 1990s.

11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. — Saturday, September 17

Peter Meinke & Jeanne Clark Meinke

9:00 A.M. -12:00 P.M. Room 215

Hands-on Poetry Session for 8-12 year olds. Registration required. ($20/child)

For the Meinke’s poetry sessions, they will provide students tips on how to start writing, how they generate their own ideas and how to enjoy the process.

“Children can expect to learn that they can become writers and artists like us,” Peter said. “It’s not magic, but a matter of sitting down with blank paper and trying something out. If they enjoy it (as we did when we were children), they can keep doing it, improving their skills as they grow, like anything else.”

Peter Meinke has published eight books of poems in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series, his most recent being “Lucky Bones” (2014).  In addition, he has published two children’s books and eight poetry chapbooks; His work has appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New Yorker and dozens of literary magazines; and has received numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Fellowships, three prizes from the Poetry Society of America, two O’Henry Awards, and many others. He directed the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College for several decades, retiring in 1993. Some of his work, including his third children’s book “The Elf Poem,” has been illustrated by his wife Jeanne Meinke, who was a regular contributor to The New Yorker in the 1980s and 1990s.

12:45-1:45 P.M. — Saturday, September 17

Andre Frattino

1:00-4:00 P.M. Room 215

Andre Frattino’s Hands-on graphic novel session for 13-18 year olds Registration required. ($20/teen)

Ever wonder where comics got their very first start, or what the difference is between an inker and a colorist? Join comic artist, Andre Frattino, as he steers you through an exciting overview of the art and history of comic books. The presentation is designed to give you a working understanding of why and how comics are made and points you in the right direction to start publishing your own work, even going as far as explaining the process of submissions and editor etiquette.

Frattino, the artist leading the graphic novel sessions, is also a native of Florida. Since 2012, he has published his ongoing Florida-based graphic novel series, including titles “The Reaper of St. George Street,” “Lost Souls of Savannah” and “The Vampirate of Matanzas Inlet.”

Frattino attained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009 and his master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Florida in 2013. He continues to write for comics and children’s books and has worked for clients including award-winning author Shelley Fraser Mickle, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Foundation and Firehouse Subs.

2:00-3:00 P.M. — Saturday, September 17

Andre Frattino

1:00-4:00 P.M. Room 215

Andre Frattino’s Hands-on graphic novel session for 13-18 year olds Registration required. ($20/teen)

Ever wonder where comics got their very first start, or what the difference is between an inker and a colorist? Join comic artist, Andre Frattino, as he steers you through an exciting overview of the art and history of comic books. The presentation is designed to give you a working understanding of why and how comics are made and points you in the right direction to start publishing your own work, even going as far as explaining the process of submissions and editor etiquette.

Frattino, the artist leading the graphic novel sessions, is also a native of Florida. Since 2012, he has published his ongoing Florida-based graphic novel series, including titles “The Reaper of St. George Street,” “Lost Souls of Savannah” and “The Vampirate of Matanzas Inlet.”

Frattino attained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009 and his master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Florida in 2013. He continues to write for comics and children’s books and has worked for clients including award-winning author Shelley Fraser Mickle, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Foundation and Firehouse Subs.

3:15-4:15 P.M. — Saturday, September 17

Andre Frattino

1:00-4:00 P.M. Room 215

Andre Frattino’s Hands-on graphic novel session for 13-18 year olds Registration required. ($20/teen)

Ever wonder where comics got their very first start, or what the difference is between an inker and a colorist? Join comic artist, Andre Frattino, as he steers you through an exciting overview of the art and history of comic books. The presentation is designed to give you a working understanding of why and how comics are made and points you in the right direction to start publishing your own work, even going as far as explaining the process of submissions and editor etiquette.

Frattino, the artist leading the graphic novel sessions, is also a native of Florida. Since 2012, he has published his ongoing Florida-based graphic novel series, including titles “The Reaper of St. George Street,” “Lost Souls of Savannah” and “The Vampirate of Matanzas Inlet.”

Frattino attained a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009 and his master’s degree in Art Education from the University of Florida in 2013. He continues to write for comics and children’s books and has worked for clients including award-winning author Shelley Fraser Mickle, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Foundation and Firehouse Subs.