Florida Writer's Circuit

2014-2015 FLAC Writers Circuit Writers

Larry Baker

Although Larry Baker had been publishing short stories since he was a teenager, he was fifty before his first novel, THE FLAMINGO RISING (Knopf-1997), was published. FLAMINGO was one of three finalists for the Barnes and Noble “Great New Voices” award for 1997, a Los Angeles Times “Top 100” book for 1997, and chosen by the Iowa Center for the Book to represent Iowa at the 2010 National Book Festival in Washington. It was also adapted for a Hallmark tv movie in 2001. With those pro-family credentials established, FLAMINGO was also included on the American Library Association’s “Banned Books” list for 2011.  His third novel, A GOOD MAN (2009), was nominated for “Book of the Year” by the Southeast Independent Booksellers Association in 2010.  His fourth novel, LOVE AND OTHER DELUSIONS (2012), was a dramatic departure for Baker in style and theme. As he says, "This is definitely not Hallmark material."  His new novel, THE EDUCATION OF NANCY ADAMS, was released in April of 2014.

Baker's East Coast Circuit:


Monday 9/29:  Miami Dade

Tuesday 9/30: Valencia College, Orlando,


Wednesday 10/1, College of Central Florida, Ocala


Thursday, 10/2: Flagler College, St Augustine


Laura McCullough

Laura McCullough's most recent books are Rigger Death & Hoist Another, poems (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), Ripple & Snap, micro-fiction/prose-poems about the aftermath of a public suicide, Shutters*Voices*Wind, linked monologues in the voices of women from around the globe, and The Smashing House, a short fiction chapbook (ELJ Publications, 2013), and her edited anthology, The Room & the World: Essays on the Poetry of Stephen Dunn (Syracuse University Press, 2013). Her other books are Panic (winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award, Alice James Books, and a BOTYA finalist), Speech Acts (Black Lawrence Press), and What Men Want (XOXOX Press). Her first book of poetry was, The Dancing Bear. Her second edited anthology, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race is forthcoming in late 2014 from University of Georgia Press.

McCullough's West Coast Circuit


Monday, 9/29: Florida Southwest State College 


Tuesday, 9/30 : University of Tampa 


Wednesday 10/1:  St. Leo University


Thursday, 10/2: University of South Florida


Friday, 10/3: Interview on WMNF radio