My 2020 Event Dates/Locations

Had a request for my event schedule for next year, so here are the dates, at least. Only three  subjects/talks are for sure, the Book Release Open House on 1/11, the spring tea, and the autumn tea. The other events will be announced as I decide what I’ll be talking about. And the teas are also the only events I do that aren’t free and require a reservation. (To be sure we have enough food for everyone.)

I’ve listed each month. All the Enterprise Museum events are in black, and the DeBary Hall events are in red. Subjects are not set yet, hence the TBA designation. But I can tell you that all of my nature talks are from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and both teas start at 11:00am, because they include lunch. 

Phone numbers for each venue are at the top of the schedule, so if you miss later posts updating subjects, etc, feel free to call either location directly for the latest news on what I’ll be talking about there.

As soon as I have more info, I’ll update you guys. Thanks for asking, Patt. I’m really looking forward to the new “season,” and have some fun ideas I’m working on.

Marcia Meara 2020 Event Schedule

Enterprise Museum: 386-259-5900
DeBary Hall: 386-668-3840

January 11- Enterprise Museum: Book Release Open House 1:00-4:00 FREE/Refreshments
January 25 – Enterprise Museum – TBA 

February 8 – Enterprise Museum – TBA
February 22 – DeBary Hall – Springtime Tea 11:00am Price TBA/Reservations Required 

March 7 – Enterprise Museum TBA
March 28 – Enterprise Museum TBA 

April 11 – DeBary Hall 1:00: TBA
April 18- Enterprise Museum TBA 

May 2 – Enterprise Museum TBA
May 9 – DeBary Hall TBA
May 23 – Enterprise Museum TBA 

June 6 – Enterprise Museum TBA
June 13 – DeBary Hall TBA
June 27 – Enterprise Museum TBA 

July 11 – DeBary Hall TBA
July 25 – Enterprise Museum TBA 

August 8 – DeBary Hall TBA
August 15 – Enterprise Museum TBA
August 29 – Enterprise Museum TBA 

September 12 – Enterprise Museum TBA
September 26 –  Enterprise Museum Autumn Tea 11:00, Price TBA/Reservations Req’d

9 thoughts on “My 2020 Event Dates/Locations

  1. Fantastic, Marcia! ❤ Followed your sage advise and my first official event with grownups was delightful… Hope my guests enjoyed it as much as I did. Now to find more venues. Think I've got one with a fitness group I joined recently. Will be writing a post about the event and follow up posts about the benefits of poetry for readers and writers and more. The ideas just keep coming! ❤ Blessings to you! xo

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    • I am SO pleased to hear your event went well, and glad that anything I said encouraged you. Once you’ve done your first one, they get easier and easier, and you’ll find yourself feeling as though you’re visiting with friends and making new ones. I’ve only had one negative experience over the several years I’ve been doing these, and nothing would induce me to go talk to that group again. They were just, plain rude from beginning to end, and my sense is they are always that way. But that’s once out of 15 or 20 a year, sometimes more.

      I’ve done very few things that have given me more pleasure and inspiration than getting out to meet readers, no matter what the subject of my talk will be about. This year, I’m planning to add a few more writing discussions again, if feasible. But honestly, I love sharing our wildlife with folks just as much, and I always have an opportunity afterward to talk about & sell my books, too. So it’s a win-win for me, and I hope yours will continue to be that way for you! Brava!! Keep us posted on how it goes! 🙂

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      • You’re such an inspiration, Marcia! I’m thinking of doing a “You Can Write Haiku” workshop in the spring. I’m planning a “Benefits of Reading & Writing Poetry” talk with the group of seniors I started doing yoga with recently. The Riverwalk Center heads up the group and the owner seemed excited when I told her that Poetry is a lot like Yoga… Since I live in a very rural area, I’ve got to find connections to groups who may be interested. I think ‘seniors’ like me are a good place to start. I’ll be writing a few posts about the recent event and have asked some of the guests to participate. Also, collecting emails and asking for referrals. I’m so excited and wouldn’t have had the courage to step out of my comfort zone without you in my corner. Thanks so much! ❤ Hope your recovery is speedy and complete in no time. Hugs! ❤

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        • Look at you go! I’m so happy you are looking for more ways to meet with readers. It’s truly rewarding, and even more so if they buy your books afterward. 🙂 I love your ideas, especially connecting poetry to Yoga. What a neat idea! If you keep looking, you’ll find more and more ways to build a local readership and have a good time while you’re at it. It seems like the more places I go, the more people begin to contact me, having heard about one presentation or another, and wanting to know if I can come meet with their book club, etc. (I do have to turn down some. I can’t drive at night for one thing, and I have a limit on how far I travel.)

          Of course, my two favorite public venues keep me plenty busy. Last year, I probably overbooked, so I tried to be good to myself this year. I DO want to have time to keep writing, after all. 🙂

          It’s great to know my encouragement helped you, and I hope you find these engagements as much fun and enriching as I do! 🙂 ❤

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    • Yeah, I tried cutting back this year, but still ended up busier than I thought I’d be. Hopefully, I’ll be back to 100% before all this starts! 😀 And it helps to find subject matter that appeals to a wider group of folks, which is why I have enjoyed my nature talks so much. It’s a longtime love of mine that I like to share. But it’s sort of like creating fun blog posts. They can’t all focus on your writing or your books, though that’s always there in the background.

      You can do only book events, of course, but you’ll get exposure to more new readers if you also do some talks on subjects you enjoy or are knowledgeable about. I hope you’ll give it a try, because it’s truly inspirational. (I have “groupies” now. Hahahahaha.) Seriously, there are a few folks who come to every talk I give, and most of them buy my books as they are released, too. But even if they didn’t, it’s building name recognition, and it comes from folks whose smiling faces I love to see! They come through the door and give me big hugs, and ask good questions during the talks, etc. What more could you want to give you a lift?

      Let us know if you decide to give it a try.

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    • I know, but it’s not nearly as busy as last year was. Eeep. I tried to cut it back, and the good thing is, I have a dozen or so presentations in my repertoire now, and can repeat some of them here and there. Last year, I had to create each program before the event, which takes a lot of time and research. Hopefully, this will be light enough to not eat into my writing time so much. AND hopefully, I’ll be feeling well enough not to have to cancel any of these. Fingers crossed. 🙂

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