2014 Other Words Workshops

Writing in the Crisp-Ellert Museum with Terri Witek and Cyriaco Lopes

Poet Terri Witek and visual artist Cyriaco Lopes lead an all-genre workshop that encourages writing about oceans and rivers. The workshop meets in the galleries that house their current show featuring world waters, Currents/Correntes.


The poet Terri Witek and the visual artist Cyriaco Lopes have been collaborating since 2005. While Witek often writes poetry about art, Lopes' art work often investigates language. A signature of their collaborations is that their media, art and poetry, interweave while each retains its identity. By reinventing, interrupting and restaging each other's words and images, they create a hybrid third possibility. Their collaborations so far have extended to video, performance, photography, drawing, and artists' books.

Call for Papers and Panels for the 2014 Other Words Conference

Time to get those panel and presentation/paper proposals in.   If you have been to Other Words in the past, we hope you come this year. And if you have not yet made it to Other Words, this is your chance to see what you have been missing. 


November 6-8, 2014


Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida


Theme: Writing and Protest: Civil Rights, and Rights for All


The city of St. Augustine will be holding events throughout the year, remembering its role in the Voting Rights Act signed 50 years ago.  Our conference theme is about politics and writing broadly defined.  However we entertain all ideas.    The conference will feature panels, readings, a book fair, and a special exhibit created by Terri Witek and Cyriaco Lopes.   For details on registration and other matters, please see www.floridarts.org.  


The due date for paper and panel proposals is June 1st.


Post proposals here.


Welcome to the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Florida's voice for independent literary magazines, publishers, & writers. Founded in 2004 by Anhinga Press, Fiction Collective 2, and the University of Tampa Press, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition is a nonprofit network of writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and sympathetic institutions collaborating to advance new writing and independent publishing throughout the state and region.


The Florida Literary Arts Coalition is also a founding co-sponsor of the Florida Book Awards.


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