Saturday, October 27, 2012

Other Words Conference schedule posted!

Check out the 2012 Other Words Conference schedule!

The Florida Review becomes Instutional Member

The Florida Literary Arts Coalition is pleased to announce that The Florida Review is now an institutional member. Visit their website

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Literature for Lunch at St. Leo University

Saint Leo University English Department is pleased to present Literature for Lunch featuring poet Rosalynde Vas Dias. Literature for Lunch will take place on Friday, November 2, 12:30-1:30 in Selby Auditorium on the University Campus.

Rosalynde Vas Dias visits Saint Leo as a featured writer on the Florida Literary Arts Coalition Writers Circuit. The Writers Circuit provides guest poets and writers to member institutions several times a year. This is the first year the SLU English Department has been a member of the Coalition.

Rosalynde Vas Dias is the winner of the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, 2011. Her collection only blue body will be available in November. Her poems have also appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Crazyhorse, New Orleans Review, and The Pinch. Ms. Vas Dias lives in Providence, Rhode Island. only blue body is her first book of poetry.

Literature for Lunch is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.

For more information contact Gianna Russo at:  352-588-8282 or gianna.russo@saintleo. edu

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Interivew with Ira Sukrunguang

Take a look at this interview with Other Words conference workshop leader Ira Sukrungruang with Fiction Fix discussing his memoir Talk Thai, how to skillfully blend humor and poignancy, and exploring his Buddhist roots in Thailand.

Ira Sukrungruang will be leading non-fiction workshops at the FLAC Other Words Conference on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th.

Friday, October 5, 2012

An excerpt from Bob Kunzinger's "Walled In"

Check out this excerpt from Other Words evening reader Bob Kunzinger in the Southern Humanities Review titled “Walled In: A Four-Week Thoreauvian Rehab.”

Bob Kunziger is the author of five collections of essays, including the forthcoming Borderline Crazy (Nov 2012). He is a repeat offender for such diverse publications as Southern Humanities Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as many other regional and national reviews, and his work has been noted in Best American Essays.  He is a professor of humanities and creative writing in Virginia.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stephen Kampa Discusses the Power of Poetry

Did you know Other Words evening reader Stephen Kampa won the 2011 Florida Book Award for his collection of poetry Cracks in the Invisible? Check out his interview in which he discusses the power and importance of poetry.