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Loose Lips: The March Edition

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on March 7, 2017

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Tuesday, March 7th from 8-10 p.m. at:

Lil Indies

1036 N. Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

Orlando’s newsiest reading series leaps into spring with a crackerjack cadre of local authors, giving us poetry and prose inspired by the headlines of February. Host Tod Caviness welcomes the following writers, provided their sense of humanity survives the constant air-raid siren of our current news cycle:

– Josh Dull
Darlyn Finch Kuhn
Trevor Fraser
Racquel Henry
John King

 

Your Scribbler intends to read from the Bigly Beautiful Book of What Women Want.

Don’t make me come get you!

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From the Heart – The Arts Scene in Central Florida

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on January 28, 2017

 

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The arts scene in Central Florida is vibrant and thriving. Your Scribbler, Darlyn Finch Kuhn, and Brad Kuhn have a lively, fun discussion with the hosts of From the Heart on Magic 107.7 FM.  Enjoy!

(Jack Kerouac photographed by John Cohen, 1959 – Photo: John Cohen/L. Parker Stephenson Gallery/Getty)

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Brad and Darlyn with Mary and Joshua – From the Heart

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on January 20, 2017

From the Heart Radio crew

Brad and Darlyn Kuhn had the extreme pleasure of being interviewed about the Central Florida arts scene by Mary Thompson Hunt and Joshua Vickery for From the Heart, their arts-themed show on Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio. The segment will air on Sunday night, January 22nd at 11 p.m. on Magic 107.7 FM.  Here’s a link to stream the station.  Afterward, we’ll post the link to the interview itself, for those who’ll already be snoozing at that time. But we had such fun; it’s definitely worth staying up late to listen.

You might be surprised how many of the components of Orlando’s cultural mileui we were able to mention during the 3-part, one-hour show, including a shout-out to one of Orlando’s most exciting visual artists, Laura Riekki.

And speaking of exciting artists, have you seen the work of Mary’s husband, Jason Hunt? Stunning!

From the Heart Radio interview

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Sewing Holes: The Movie

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 24, 2016

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When Tupelo Honey Lee opens the King James version of the Holy Bible to Matthew 7:7, she finds, in the beautiful red letters that tells her they are the words of Jesus, this promise: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

On the back of a prayer card at Our Lady of the Sea, Honey reads this quote from Saint Joan of Arc: “Work, and God will work also.”

Although as Honey grows up through the pages of Sewing Holes, she learns that God is not an ATM, and Jesus doesn’t run a fast-food restaurant where you place an order at the counter and get handed a bag full of wishes moments later, she does find, by the end of the book, that believing in something bigger than yourself matters; that hope outlives despair; and that the love we give away to others is the only miracle we ever really need.

If you know me at all, you know that the publication of my novel was a dream that came true after years of struggle, and with the involvement of just the right people at just the right time. Now I’ve been given a new dream, and have been quietly working behind the scenes to learn the necessary skills and meet the right people to make the adaptation of Honey’s story into a feature film a reality.

The first draft of the screenplay is complete. I know it has flaws, and will workshop it with an amazing screenwriter/professor in mid-November. Rewrites come after that, and then the search for the perfect producer and director begins in earnest, although I already have my heart set on a couple of successful indie-filmmakers right here in Orlando whose work I truly admire.

Come take this journey with me – one step at a time – as I ask, seek, knock – and work.

One day, in the not-too-distant future, we’ll all sit together in a local theater as the lights go down, the music swells, and Honey’s voice-over begins: “Memories are colored by perception, and the truth is pocked with holes. This is the way, after almost half a century, I’ve stitched those holes together….”

 

 

 

 

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