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Meet our Poets

Carolee Bertisch has been President of the Board of the Ponte Vedra Friends of the Library, and she has chaired the St. Johns County Library Advisory Board. She was honored in 2010 by being nominated for the EVE (Education, Volunteer, Employment) award for her leadership promoting the library budget in St. Johns County, and she is the recipient of a 2014 ROWITA (Recognizing Outstanding Women in the Arts) Award. Carolee is the author of two books of poetry and prose, including her newest, Walking To The Beat: Life, Mystery, Melody and Music – A Memoir in Poetry and Prose.

Lynn Skapyak Harlin is an editor, writer and poet who worked as an educator for 20 years. She taught English, Journalism, AP and Standard classes 7 - 12 in Duval County, and served as an instructor at FSCJ and JU.  She became Senior Editor of Closet Books in 2001, and edited JU professor emeritus Sharon Scholl’s two poetry collections.  She has worked with many award-winning authors, including former First Coast News anchor Donna Deegan, who worked with Lynn on both of her books detailing her battles with breast cancer.

Sharon Scholl is the author of four collections of poetry and two scholarly books. Her most recent poetry collection, Timescape, is an account of life stages.  A Jacksonville University professor emeritus, Scholl taught in the Humanities Department for 32 years.

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