November brings the final segment of Flagler Collegeâ€™s popular Writers-in-Residence program: the Florida Literary Arts Coalitionâ€™s â€œOther Wordsâ€ conference from Nov. 6-8. This yearâ€™s conference theme is â€œWriting and Protest: Civil Rights, and Rights for All.â€ The weekend will offer panels, readings, workshops and an independent book fair, all focused around the unique literary landscape of historic and contemporary Florida and its place in the fight for civil rights.
In addition to a wide range of registration-only daytime events, all evening events are free and open to the public. They offer a unique opportunity to visit the collegeâ€™s historic facilities, including the sweeping Solarium and the elegant Flagler Room in Ponce Hall. Evening events include:
Â Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.: Solarium – A gathering of women wordsmiths, The Gloria Sirens, including Suzannah Gilman, Susan Lilley, Katherine Riegel, Lisa Lanser Rose, Gianna Russo, Tiffany Razzano and Leslie Salas.
Nov. 7, 6 p.m:Â Crisp-Ellert Museum – Poet Terri Witek and artist Cyriaco Lopes on their exhibit â€œCurrents/Correntes.â€
Nov. 7, 8 p.m.: Solarium – Poet and editor Allison Joseph and poet Craig Blais.
Solarium – Short fiction author Jim Ray Daniels.
For full bios and publications of evening presenters, visit www.floridarts.org. In addition to the readings, the Other Words conference will also offer in-depth writing workshops and individual manuscript consultations in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and screenwriting. These workshops require additional registration. Visit www.floridarts.org to learn more.
If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three daysâ€™ notice. Call (904) 819-6339 or visit www.flagler.edu/writers.