Actor turned local Francois Benard holding book reading, signing

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 04:53 PM.

As for the future, he says he doesn't know.

"I don't know if we will stay. It's great here for a poet, but I have written several screenplays and have options on them. I have 10 plays started. But I am not stimulated here to do that. I would love to perform my own work from my own material. I would like to go back to L.A. or New York and try one more time," he says candidly.

Bernard's readings will begin about 3 p.m. and he will read for about an hour, explaining the situation that led him to pen each poem. Scott Gilmore will play classical guitar, and guests can enjoy wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres before and after the readings.

"It will be an intimate affair," he said. "It's all about love. Come and hear about me."



Before moving to South Walton, Francois-Marie Benard enjoyed the spotlight in France , New York City , and Hollywood . Hear him read his poetry Sunday afternoon at Tops'l. 

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