Martin County Library System Press Releases

January 12, 2012

Palm Beach Post Columnist Frank Cerabino to Present Finding Humor in the News Jan. 26 at Blake Library


Celebrating the Harvest of the Mind, Body and Spirit


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                          

DATE:  JANUARY 12, 2012



WHO:              The Friends of the Blake Library, Inc, sponsor, in support of the Martin County libraries



                          Presented by Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino

Frank Cerabino will discuss how the daily newspaper can be a treasury of humor, and how writing a daily newspaper column can be a form of therapy. He will read from some of his work and talk about the creative process of his work.


Cerabino grew up on Long Island, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in 1977, and began his career in journalism after serving five years as a Naval officer aboard an aircraft carrier. After leaving the Navy, Cerabino earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill., and worked for a wire service in Chicago.  He moved to Florida in 1984 to take a reporting job with The Miami Herald. After five years at The Herald, he became a general assignment reporter with The Palm Beach Post, and eventually the newspaper’s local news columnist.


Cerabino’s column appears five days a week in The Post, and a paperback anthology of the best of his 20 years of columns was recently published under the title Writing Like a Taller Person.


Cerabino is also the author of two series of comic novels – Shady Palms and Pelican Park – and a play for teenagers, which has been staged in middle and high schools across the country.


WHEN:            Thursday, January 26, 6:30 p.m.


WHERE:          Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart 34996

HOW:              Free and open to the public.  No tickets or reservations required.


For details or to learn more about other Chautauqua South programs or the Martin County Library System call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection or Chautauqua South brochure at any branch library or visit the library website,



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