2015-2016 Writer's Circuit Tour Dates Announced!
Each year, the Writer's Circuit puts four writers on tour through the state of Florida over two weeks, visiting nine schools on the east and west coasts of Florida. Our writer's this year include Andrea Chapin, Aja Monet, Robin Beth Schaer (Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry winner), and Bruce Bond (Tampa Review Prize for Poetry winner). The Circuit hosts literary readings by published authors across several cities in Florida, pairing these readings with discussions and Q&A sessions. This allows time for writers to meet, share ideas, develop their craft and celebrate their successes, additionally allowing the public to experience new and creative literature while gaining insight to the creative process.
Mark Your Calendars!
This year's 2015 Other Words Conference will be held at Flagler College in St. Augustine on November 5-7th. The theme, Lyrics and Lyricism, focuses on the craft of creative writing-- various writing and teaching techniques, sources of inspiration, and navigating the publishing world. We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
Be sure to check NEWS for recent announcements and conference photos. And check out the FLAC News Blog for up-to-date news and comments, as well as a list of literary writers touring the state on our Florida Writers' Circuit. You can also visit FLAC on Facebook.
2014 Other Words Photo Gallery
Photos courtesy of Michael Macdonald.