“Country Joe” Rosier spins our next meeting

The August meeting of the Orlando Area Writers Group, Florida Writers Association, will feature local writer, performer, and storyteller Joe Rosier. Joe will share a brief history of folktales and the art of storytelling, then focus on sharing his own process of researching, writing, and performing.

“Country Joe,” as he is widely known, has been a professional storyteller for twenty-five years but has also developed followings as a poet, playwright, and actor. “As a Central Florida trial lawyer, I’ve spun countless yarns to hundreds of juries; and, as a Maitland city judge, I’ve listened patiently to the ‘tall tales’ of other lawyers and their defendants.”

Outside the courtroom, Joe has performed at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and he is actively involved with the Central Florida Storyteller’s Guild (for which he is a former president), the Daytona Beach Sandcastle Storytellers group, and the Florida Storytellers Guild. His most popular gigs are his one-man play “An Evening with Ulysses S. Grant” and his annual performances of “Doctor Rosier’s Scary Stories” (each October) and “A Visit from Father Christmas” (December).

Join Joe at our next meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. As always, we’ll be meeting at the University Club of Winter Park from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM; the meeting is free and open to the public. The University Club is located at 841 Park Avenue North, on the northwest corner of Park and Webster Avenue. For additional information, visit the group blog at http://www.fwa-orlando.org or contact Stephen Evans, immediate past group leader—ImYourEditor@hotmail.com or 407-898-4299.


July 26, 2009. Meetings Information, Member Information.

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