Ongoing Series

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. "

Vincent Van Gogh

Story & Song is hosting events in the Art Gallery, and many virtual events, too.

All events are free unless otherwise noted. ​

Be sure to view our Special Events listings and the Calendar for more upcoming events. 


2-3 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

StoryTime For Alcoholics

"Storytime with Alcoholics" is an open meeting for alcoholics and those who want to learn more. Each week, one story will be read from the book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Following the reading, there will be open discussion. Seating will be safely distanced.


10:30 am

"Virtual" Story Time with Ms. Dearsha

Come listen to a story and do a fun craft with Ms. Dearsha, our Children's Department Specialist. Free and open to all. Every Saturday at 10:30. Visit the Kids page for details and featured books.

Thursday, April 29

10:30 am

Mindfulness & Meditation

Valerie Brandt leads us in a session of Yoga Nidra followed by the soothing sounds of her "singing crystal bowls." If you haven't tried it, but you've been feeling the need for calm and peace in your life, please join us! Yoga Nidra is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. There's enough room upstairs to allow us to maintain safe distances, whether seated upright or stretched out on the carpet. Bring a mat if you'd like to stretch out on the carpet and a sweater or blanket, too.

Tuesday, June 29

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Amelia Island Writers

Details to come. See for more information. 



3:00 pm

Poetry with Ron Kurtz

Hosted by Ron Kurtz. Browse the newsletter for this week's selections. 

Watch previously recorded segments with Ron Kurtz on Story & Song's YouTube Channel.

Thursday, April 15

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

be(e) well read

Nutrition consultant and wellness coach Deborah Garrard, founder of the nonprofit wellness initiative "be(e) well serve well," browses the shelves of our health and wellness section to find books that speak to her passion, helping people heal. Today, Deborah will tell you about How To Be a Conscious Eater, by Sophie Egan, an expert in public health from the Culinary Institute of America. You'll find that Deborah helps people navigate both the foods we eat and the life experiences that eat at us, wreaking havoc on our health. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, April 13

7 pm

Online Event

The Salt Fields with Stacy D. Flood

To be released by Lanternfish Press in Spring 2021, The Salt Fields chronicles this day's journey of four African-American passengers - Minister, a soldier named Carvall, and the young couple Lanah and Divinion, each searching for a new life, but none sure of what that means - as they travel through a myriad of locations, histories, and events that shape who they are, what they dream, what they are escaping, who they will eventually become, and what experiences they will have to endure in order to do so.

Click here to join this event on Zoom.


3:00 pm

Short Stories, Essays, & Literary Meditations

Hosted by Ron Kurtz. Browse the newsletter for this week's selections. 

Watch previously recorded segments with Ron Kurtz on Story & Song's YouTube Channel.

Thursday, April 22

10:30 am

Mindfulness & Meditation

Take time for yourself, relaxing with mindful breathing patterns, guided visualizations and heart felt positive affirmations that connect mind, body and spirit. Carolyn Engleson is a Certified Holistic Nurse and Health and Wellness Coach with an extensive background in community health nursing and education. Come learn how to enhance your feeling of well-being and calmness. .

Thursday, May 6

5-6:15 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Story & Song Book Group

What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live? 


One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor. 


Edward's story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery--one that will lead him to the answers of some of life's most profound questions: When you've lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life? 


Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming-of-age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again.


See all upcoming Book Group selections here. 


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1430 Park Avenue :: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 601-2118

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