The Artists and Writers Group will host Deep Carnivale: A Celebration of Words, Thursday through Sunday, February 21-24.
Events take place at Grownman Brand Studios, 6412 Central Avenue in the heart of Seminole Heights, Tampa, Florida, and will celebrate the unique talents of Tampa Bay writers and poets.
Deep Carnivale will feature authors, poetry readings, discussions, live performances, visual art and a "books-as-sculpture" workshop. Artists include Silvia Curbelo, David Durney, Maria Fabian, Melissa Fair, Richard J. Girard, Paul Guzzo, Stewart Kincade, Sarah Myhre, Rhonda J. Nelson, Katie Riegel, Enid Shomer, Fred Smith, Ira Sukrungruang, Tampa Poet Laureate James E. Tokely, Sr., and Neko Linda Williams.
Daytime events on Saturday and Sunday are FREE.
Tickets for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evening performances are $8 general admission, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets for Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. performances are $5 general admission, $3 students and seniors.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday
The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, by Mike Daisey. Performed by Richard J. Girard, directed by Taylor Ashley.
$8 general admission. $5 students and seniors.
10 p.m. Friday
Wombs On The Run - Neko Linda Williams (spoken word performance), with guest poet David Durney.
$5 general admission, $3 students and seniors
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
Readings by Silvia Curbelo, David Durney, Maria Fabian, Melissa Fair, Paul Guzzo, Rhonda J. Nelson, Sarah Myhre, Katie Riegel, Enid Shomer, Ira Sukrungruang, James E. Tokely, Sr.
10 p.m. Saturday
The Explanations Point - Stuart Kincade (soundscape/spoken word performance)
$5 general admission, $3 for students and seniors
1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Salon: Wombs On The Run - Neko Linda Williams (spoken word performance) and other readings by guest poets.