Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Conference Schedule and Bios Posted

Check it out: the (almost completed draft of) the 2011 Other Words Conference and Bios has been posted online:

http://floridarts.org/other-words-conference/new-2011-other-words-draft-schedule-and-bios/

Saturday, October 22, 2011

FLAC Member Anhinga Press Announcement

Anhinga Press Announces the Release of the Book of Lamenting by Lory Bedikian


Winner of the Philip Levine Prize for Poetry

Selected by Brian Turner, author of Here Bullet and Phantom Noise

Anhinga Press is pleased to announce the release of Lory Bedikian’s prize winning collection, The Book of Lamenting. Lory Bedikian received her BA from UCLA with an emphasis in Creative Writing, Poetry where she was twice nominated for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize in Poetry. She earned her MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon, where she was awarded the Dan Kimble First Year Teaching Award for Poetry. Her poems have been published in the Connecticut Review, Portland Review, Poetry International, Poet Lore and Heliotrope among other journals and have been included in Blue Arc West: An Anthology of California Poets. She teaches poetry workshops in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Support the Tuscaloosa Community at Other Words

Writers from Slash Pine Press read their work in support of the victims of the April 27 storm in Tuscaloosa, in which an EF4 tornado 3/4 of a mile wide cut a 5.9 mile swath through the city. Thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed, schools and city services were flattened, and the city's tree canopy was torn out. Donations for Temporary Emergency Services, Tuscaloosa's central agency for tornado relief, will be accepted. Slash Pine Press is part of the Department of English at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; the press publishes two chapbooks per year, stages a variety of creative writing events, including the Poetry Hike and the Slash Pine Writers Festival, and engages in undergraduate writers exchanges with universities and colleges in the south and midwest.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Other Words adds another Conference Hotel

Good news! We've filled the Monterrey Inn Motel.
We've added the Marion Motor Lodge as a conference hotel.
Info: 120 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084, (904) 829-2261, (800) 258-2261
Rates for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: $98 each night.
Be sure to ask for the "Other Words Conference" rate.
Within walking distance of Flagler College, the bayfront, and downtown St. Augustine. For more information about the location: http://marionmotorlodge.com/

YellowJacket Press Chapbook Contest

YellowJacket Press (FLAC Member) announces the Eighth Annual Chapbook Contest for Florida Poets. All entrants must be permanent adult residents of Florida. Poetry manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages, including title page, table of contents and acknowledgments. Include a brief bio, date you became a Florida resident, and SASE, along with $10 reading fee (check or money order made paya...ble to Gianna Russo). Include notice of previous publications of specific poems, if applicable. Postmark deadline is December 1, 2011. Manuscripts will not be returned. The winner(s) will be announced by March 15, 2011 and will receive $100 and 30 copies. All entrants receive a copy of the winning book.
Send submissions to: Yellow Jacket Press Chapbook Competition, c/o Gianna Russo
1410 E. Paris Street, Tampa, Fl. 33604. No e-mail submissions