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Florida Literary Arts Coalition 2010

2010 Other Words Conference
Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida
November 4-6
Open for proposals, tables, sponsored readings.

Thursday, November 4 kicks off at 7:30 pm with a reading by local writers William Slaughter and Laura Lee Smith. The Thursday reading will begin at 7:30 pm.

Friday and Saturday events follow with panels and readings scheduled from 9 am to 5:30 pm and evening readings with a keynote event by Jeffrey Lependorf of CLMP and SPD. Evening readings feature Lola Haskins and Wil Haygood on Friday night and Diane Wakoski and Terese Svoboda on Saturday night.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Writing About Something.” Proposed panels should have a theme such as writing about art, writing about place, writing about baseball, writing about physics, etc. This will allow participants who want to include readings of their poetry, fiction, or nonfiction in their presentation to do so as long as it follows the thematic guidelines. There will also be panels about publishing, submitting work, agents, editors, small presses, teaching creative writing, collaboration, and others.

For a small additional fee, there will be creative writing workshops in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and special sessions of workshops as outreach to underserved youth. Writing faculty currently include Terri Witek (poetry); Mark Powell (fiction); Lisa Zimmerman (poetry); Tania Rochelle (poetry). Conference writing staff (also for an additional fee) will offer individual manuscript consultations or advice for publishing one’s work.

Publishers and journals will be able to sponsor readings by their authors by signing up for a table at the book fair and paying a fee above the cost of a table alone.

At this time we are ready to entertain panel proposals in any area and to discuss with small presses and journals the methods for getting sponsored readings.

This information will be posted on the FLAC/Other Words blogspot, Facebook page, and website. Please see http://flacnews.blogspot.com/ and http://www.floridarts.org/, and become a fan on Facebook by searching “Other Words Conference.”

To make a proposal or get more information, please email Rick Campbell or Jim Wilson. Further details about scheduling, participating writers, conference hotels, and more will be posted soon.

Rick Campbell, FLAC, rc2121-at-tds.net
Jim Wilson, Flagler College, jmwilson-at-flagler.edu


Conference dates November 4-6, 2010
Conference Fees
$80.00 Non FLAC members conference registration
$50.00 FLAC members conference registration
$100.00 Book Fair table with sponsored reading (includes one personal conference registration)
$60.00 Book Fair table only (includes one personal conference registration)
$25.00 Non FLAC member Student registrations
FLAC member students get free registration
Creative Writing Workshops ($25 and $15 for students )
Individual Manuscript Consultations ($40.00; 25 pages fiction and nonfiction; 12 pages of poetry)
Publishing Advice Sessions with editors and publishers ($30 for 20 minute session; advisers will not critique work)

A list of participants as of now:

Wil Haygood
Diane Wakoski
Terese Svoboda
Lola Haskins
Ken Hart
Terri Witek
Cyriaco Lopes
Lisa Zimmerman
Tania Rochele
Mark Powell
Marc Fitten
Stephen Corey
Sean Sexton
Lynn Aarti Chandhok
Kelle Groom
Shane Seely
Carol Lynne Knight
Allison Granucci
Michael Hettich
Kelle Groom
Jesse Milner
Shane Seely


All Nations Press
Anhinga Press
Autumn House Press
Yellow Jacket Press
University of Tampa Press
Kitsune Press
The Tampa Review
The Georgia Review
The Florida Review
Apalachee Review and Press

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