2:30 PM14:30

Florida Book Award Winners Reading, AWP 2018, Tampa, FL

Location: Florida Salon 5, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor

Florida Book Award Winners Reading(David James PoissantTerry Ann ThaxtonDiana Abu-JaberJonathan FinkTana Jean Welch) Since 2006, the Florida Book Awards have honored writers in ten categories for their distinguished contributions to Florida arts and letters. At this event, current and former recipients will read from their award-winning poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. These writers, representing five distinct regions from across the state, speak to the wide array of Florida literature in the 21st century.

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11:30 AM11:30

Creatures from the Black Lagoon: Feminist Writing from the Deep South of Florida, AWP 2018, Tampa, FL

Location: Grand Salon A, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor

Creatures from the Black Lagoon: Feminist Writing from the Deep South of FloridaWith Laura MinorAvni JanakraiAlissa NuttingAnton DiSclafaniTana Jean Welch. Moving beyond the legacies of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjory Kinnan Rawlings, this panel of feminist writers from Florida explore what is it like to write from one of the most reactionary parts of the country. This diverse panel of women writers will discuss what the deep south looks like and how it's perceived from its contemporary women writers. This panel will explore how the current socio- and geopolitical climate of Florida affects the feminist hivemind, voice, and literature.

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7:00 PM19:00

Poetry at the Dali, Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

Poetry at The Dali is an ongoing series hosted by St. Petersburg Poet Laureate, Helen Wallace. Occurring on the second Thursday of each month through May 2018, each evening will feature Wallace joined by selected poets to present poems addressing the theme of “Cages and Liberation.” Following the presentation, there will be an audience Q&A.

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