Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Philip Deaver's Other Words Fiction Workshop

Here's an update to the Other Words schedule:
On Friday Philip F. Deaver will give a Fiction Workshop for those who register for it. Here's his description: "Why write fiction? People are always saying, 'I'd rather read something that's true.' Why write fiction? Because people love stories? Because stories can reshuffle 'what really happened' and find the central truths and emotional core? Why write fiction? Because, truthfully, our fictions are only partly fiction and are mostly true? Because sometimes the true story is hard to tell even though it urgently needs telling? Why write fiction? Because telling stories and hearing stories and learning from stories, whether as the reader or the writer, is in our DNA? Yes, all of that...."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ira Sukrungruang on the FLAC Writer's Circuit

Ira Sukrungruang will be on the FLAC Writing Circuit soon! He will visit Edison (11/4), Valencia (11/5), CCF (11/6) and then at Flagler for the Other Words Conference. Ira Sukrungruang was named first winner of the Anita Claire Scharf Award from Tampa Review. His book of poetry, In Thailand It Is Night, was published in Spring 2013 by the University of Tampa Press.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Anna Ross Writer's Circuit Dates

Anna Ross Tour Dates! 
Tues, Nov. 5th: University of Tampa
Weds, Nov. 6th: Eckerd College
Thurs and Fri, Nov. 7th and 8th: Flagler College and Other Words Conference

Anna Ross’s 2012 award-winning book If a Storm, received the Anhinga Prize for Poetry.  Her chapbook, Hawk Weather, won the 2008 New Women’s Voices Prize from Finishing Line Press and the 2009 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as The Paris Review, The New Republic, Southwest Review, AGNI Online, Salamander, and Barrow Street.  Her translations have appeared in Rattapallax and Poetry Wales, and she has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Grub Street, Inc., Fishtrap, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Anna also writes and is a contributing poetry editor for Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics. She holds an MFA in poetry from Columbia University.She teaches writing and poetry at Boston University and Grub Street, Inc.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

YellowJacket Press Eighth Annual Chapbook Contest

FLAC Member YellowJacket Press's Eighth Annual Chapbook Contest for Florida Poets is October 1-December 1, 2013. 

All entrants must be permanent adult residents of Florida. Manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages, including title page and acknowledgments. No e-mail submissions. Include a brief bio, date you became a Florida resident, and SASE, along with $10 reading fee (Check or money order made payable to Gianna Russo). Include notice of previous publications of specific poems, if applicable. Manuscripts will not be returned.

The winner(s) will be announced by March 15, 2014 and will receive $200 and 30 copies. All entrants receive a copy of the winning book.
 The Other Words Literary Conference schedule has been posted.  Check it out and share with friends!