Laura Kepner

Laura Kepner lives and writes in Safety Harbor. She teaches writing through the Safety Harbor Art & Music Center, the city, and online. She is passionate about local history and… Read More

Bloom N Chalkfest in Safety Harbor

By Laura Kepner. Traditions are cherished in Safety Harbor and one of the most popular is the Bloom N Chalkfest, as sidewalks along Main Streetcome alive with beautiful, vibrant imagery…. Read More

From the Classroom to the Screen

By Laura Kepner. 20 years ago, Janet Lee was trying to engage a class of tired teens. Little did she know that the next few hours would mark the beginning of a beautiful friendship – and that in 2023 she’d create a documentary about the crucial need for literacy – Always Ask For Help… Read More

SHAMc Summer Arts Camps

By Laura Kepner. Every summer for the past six years, the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center becomes a catalyst for kids to connect to their environment, their world, and their minds. They become writers, illustrators, sculptors, painters, creators and magic makers…. Read More

New Novel Empowers Abused Women

By Laura Kepner. “The theme of The Island Sisters is shining a light on different ways a woman can be abused,” says author Micki Berthelot Morency. “They are not just random people, they are our daughters, our cousins, our neighbors, our acquaintances… The story is about the strength of women’s friendship.”… Read More

Focusing on Foundation

By Laura Kepner. Tommy Bell is a musician, teacher, stand-up-comedian – and he can’t remember a time when he wasn’t a visual artist. “It’s been all kinds of art on and off since I was born, really.” Bell teaches at the Morean Arts Center and believes foundation must be the initial focus in any creative endeavor…. Read More

Safety Harbor Storytelling

By Laura Kepner. Storytellers Walt Belcher and Maureen Belote talk about the art of storytelling, and special guest Andy Offutt Irwin’s performance at the Safety Harbor Art and Music Center before their monthly storytelling open mic. … Read More

Enjoy Christmas in 1883 in Tarpon Springs

By Laura Kepner. The City of Tarpon Springs has every right to be proud of its oldest house turned museum. Every December they offer a glimpse back in time through their Victorian Christmas Celebration – held this year on December 10 and 11… Read More

St Pete’s New Workshop Space

By Laura Kepner. The new Morean Workshop Space in St. Pete’s Warehouse Arts District opens this weekend, hosting a low-cost, locally-focused workshop with Doris Conner, Charlie Parker and Don Williams, who have over 100 years of collective ceramics experience…. Read More

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