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Poets celebrate a famous outsider
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Posted: 2012 Dec 07 - 06:03

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.

The film will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. 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 Bukowski's poetry and the notion that poets often cast themselves in the roll of misfits. Time Magazine characterized Mr. Bukowski as "Laureate of American lowlife," and the New York Times referred to him as his own "pulp fiction hero."

Ticket prices are $7 or $5 for members of Cinematique. For more information, call (386) 252-3118.

Artist book signing planned

A book signing of "Meditative Drawings: A Creative Practice Blending Spirituality and Art" by author Carol Bertrand will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Rose Room Gallery, Peabody Auditorium 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach.

This event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition: "Voices of Inspiration" will be on display until Jan. 2.

Visitors are asked to enter the gallery through the patio gates of Peabody on Wild Olive Avenue. There is no admission and parking is free on Wild Olive and in the rear parking lot for this event.

For more information, call (386) 736-3039.

Meet the writer

Local educator and author Gerald A. Honigman will have a book signing for "The Quest for Justice in the Middle East" from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at The Book Shelf, 99 Yonge St., Ormond Beach.

For more information, call (386) 676-9850.

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