About once a month during "the season", the artists in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat on Manasota Key have a public event. Last night, November 30, 2012, was one such event.
As the sun began to go down, the normal beach goers from Blind Pass Park, which is adjacent to the hermitage, began to head home,
and a crowd began to assemble on the beach in front of the hermitage. Even with clouds, the air was warm and balmy - a perfect night to watch the sun go down while listening to poetry readings and songs.
We arrived a few minutes early, and watched a group of brown pelicans dive for fish while we waited for the program to begin.
We thoroughly enjoyed the readings by Tony Hoagland, Jeff Parker, and Rodrigo Garcia Lopes. It was an interesting and fun way to spend an evening. We are looking forward to the next beach reading on January 25, 2013.