Eastpoint rib cook-off Saturday

The 13th annual Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department Charity Rib Cook-off will be this Saturday, March 15 at the Eastpoint Firehouse on the corner of 6th Street and CC Land Road . Gate opens at 9 a.m. BBQ chicken, rib and pulled pork dinners, pork rinds, apple dumpling with ice cream and more will be served from 11 a.m. until all gone. Enjoy a kids carnival Friday afternoon and all day Saturday, plus silent auction, live music from CR 67, the Liars Contest and more. To compete, or to donate to auction, or for more info, please call George Pruett at 670-9000 or pru911@fairpoint.net


‘Authors in Apalach’ Saturday

The third annual “Authors in Apalach” booksigning, book fair and writers’ forum will be held this Saturday, March 15 all day at the Fort Coombs Armory.

Apalachicola librarian Caty Greene said the program, which is free, gets underway from 10:15 to 11 a.m. with Sharman Burson Ramsey, about research for local historical fiction. The schedule includes “Adding ‘Place’ to Your Fiction,” with Charles Farley, Dawn Radford, Dale Cox and Ron Harris, from 11:15 a.m. to noon; and “Lunch with Storytellers” featuring James Hargrove, Kenneth Tucker, Olivia DeBelle Byrd, Gill Autrey, Bill Spohrer, Alice Jean Gibbs and Lois Swoboda, from noon to 1 p.m..

The program continues with “Writing for Non-Book Formats,” with Caron Spikes Myers, Tony Simmons, Sue Cronkite and David Adlerstein from 1 to 1:45 p.m.; and, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. “Franklin County and Apalachicola History” with special presentations by retired Ole Miss history professor Harry P. Owens, retired Florida State University professor William Warren Rogers, Michael Kinnett and Mark Curenton. This will introduce Owens’ newly published “Apalachicola Before 1861.”

From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. will be “Writing For and Outreach to Youth Readers” featuring Lydia Countryman, Adrian Fogelin, Leslee Horner, Rhett DeVane, Susan Womble and other youth writers; and from 4:30 to 5 p.m. “Lit Map Project,” with Caty Greene and Robin Vroegop.

For more info call Greene at (850) 323-2305.