Location: Grand Salon A, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Creatures from the Black Lagoon: Feminist Writing from the Deep South of Florida. With Laura Minor, Avni Janakrai, Alissa Nutting, Anton DiSclafani, Tana 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.