Special Events

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 Ongoing Series listings and the Calendar for more upcoming events. 


Friday, October 30

11 am-3 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Local Pottery Trunk Show

Join us to discover locally-crafted pottery by Robin Bruck-Tanner and Robert and Beverly Combs of BrightSky Pottery. From bowls of all sizes, platters for every table, tiny dipping bowls, soulful mugs that feel good in your hands, and pottery jewelry, you'll find one-of-a-kind pieces. Get a jump on holiday gift giving and find extra special pieces to share with others or enjoy yourself.

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Tuesday, October 27

3 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Premiere of The Knot Series II

with Local Author DonnaLee Overly

Following her bestselling trilogy that gives voice to women’s issues that are often hushed, Donna was inspired to continue the saga of the King family. The Shackle: Escape from the Knot of Restraint explores the horrific crime of human trafficking. An artist as well as an author, be sure to see DonnaLee's gorgeous artwork on display atop the bookcases all around the store.

Refreshments will be provided. This is a free event, and reservations are required due to limited seating at safe distance. To RSVP, click here or call the bookstore at (904) 601-2118.



3:00 PM

Short Stories, Essays, & Literary Meditations with Ron Kurtz

See Ongoing Series for details.


Tuesday, November 3

2-4 pm

Story & Song Courtyard

Live. Life. Now. Workshop

with author Joe Palmer

Joe Palmer, former "Cup of Joe" columnist for the News-Leader, will be in the courtyard at Story & Song to sign copies of his debut novel, A Mariner's Tale.


Fridays • October 16-December 4

10:30 am


"Women Rowing North"

A Virtual Journaling Workshop with Robyn Nemes

This eight-week (Zoom) workshop will focus on growing resilience and balancing emotions as we age and experience life transitions, with special focus on self-care through these intense times. Women will create a journal that is theirs alone, a ‘sanctuary’ book to pick up when they need reminders of their strength or help with navigating tough emotions. Their journals will celebrate their unique voices and the beautiful benefits of aging such as wisdom, clarity, courage, moxie, and letting go of perfectionism.  

Registration fee for this workshop is $75, and includes a journal and a copy of Mary Pipher’s book, Women Rowing North. Call the bookstore at (904) 601-2118 to register.



10:30 AM

"Virtual" Story Time with Ms. Dearsha

See Kids for details.


Wednesdays • Oct. 21-Dec. 9

4 pm

Story & Song Art Gallery

Intergenerational Ukulele Class

Taught by Robyn Nemes and with Story & Song's safety guidelines in place (with students well-spaced from each other), this intergenerational class for beginners is open to ages nine and above, with a maximum of 10 students. Participants will learn how to tune and maintain their instruments as well as a number of basic chords, various strum patterns, a fun ukulele drum technique, and a number of tunes! Participants should come prepared with ukulele, music stand, and tuner. For more details or for information on purchasing a nice-quality economical ukulele (or borrowing one), please email Robyn at robynnemes@comcast.net.


Registration fee for this 8-week class is $75. Call the bookstore at (904) 601-2118 to register. 



3:00 PM

Facebook Live

A Banquet of Words with Ron Kurtz

See Ongoing Series for details.

Ample parking!

Park in the large parking lot behind our building.

After business hours, feel free to park across Park Avenue where you’ll find two additional large parking areas.



The first level of Story & Song is accessible.

If you would like to use the elevator to The Second Story, please use the middle entrance of the building to our west.

Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro

1430 Park Avenue :: Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(904) 601-2118

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