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Announcements: May 19th – 25th



Week of May 19th – 25th


AI and Publishing

Can you publish your book if you used AI (Artificial Intelligence) to write it? Well… Yes.

AI is on the rise in art, music, and writing. Unfortunately, the laws surrounding AI-generated content are still evolving. As of today, there are no legal barriers to publishing a book or claiming artwork generated or assisted by AI. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing allows you to use AI to write your story and publish it. 

There are, however, issues with copyright. AI generated work cannot be protected by copyright. According to the Authors Guild “Under most publishing contracts, authors represent and warrant that the work submitted will be original to them.” The use of AI for more than simply generating ideas or editing text in the final manuscript violates the warranty, as the text is then not considered original to the author.

According to reports, the general feeling among authors is that AI should be used as an editing tool and for inspiration. AI should be an aid, not the author. If you’re stuck on a character name, go to one of the thousands of online AI name generators. If you’re stuck trying to fix a plot hole you can use an AI bot to “fix” it. You can also use an AI Chat bot to mimic your characters and have “conversations” with them.

What do you think? How should AI be used?



  • Our own Virginia Ferguson won Honorable Mention for her painting “Sienna” in the Black Art Matters gallery at the Carrollwood Cultural Center! She sold some of her work there too. Great job Virginia!


  • The LEC needs volunteers! Please call or drop us an email if you are interested in volunteering with us on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons for two hours.


  • Crochet Class with Becky Helmink is going on now. This 6-week class is on Mondays from 1:00-3:00pm. Yarn and hooks will be provided for you.




  • We have two opportunities to learn and play Bridge. Bridge is on Mondays and Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm. No experience necessary, come and join a fun group of people.


  • Intro to Mah Jongg is starting June 17th with Alice Webb. Classes will be Mondays 1:00pm-3:15pm and will last for 8 weeks. This class is for those wanting to learn how to play. The signup sheet is on the resource table in the activity room or you can email us at [email protected]. You must sign up to attend.


  • Are you Interested in a Games Day this summer? Games would include Mah Jongg, Bridge, various board and card games, Uno, Clue, Yahtzee, and Scrabble. Please let Morgan know if you are interested, (813) 932-0241 or [email protected]. Day and time TBA.


  • The LEC will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.


  • Potluck is June 5th. We will be having guest speaker, Jean Michel, here to talk about Medicare 101 and answer your questions.


  • We need to know if you are interested in a nutrition course. The class would be one hour for 12 weeks. Date and time to be determined. This nutrition course is provided by the Florida Department of Health. Let Morgan know if you’re interested by emailing her at [email protected] or calling (813) 932-0241.


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