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FSCJ Kicks Off 2018 FSCJ Author Series

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on January 22, 2018

Creating Strength

Kent Campus Library and Learning Commons launches the 2018 FSCJ Author Series with Creating Strength: Perspectives on the relationship between creativity and strength. Free and open to the public.

Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Jeff Hess and Professors Jennifer Chase, Tim Gilmore, Dustin Harewood, and Jeff Olma will discuss how the relationship between creativity and strength has ipacted their lives and work. Library and Learning Commons tutors will provide tips for drafting an excellent Author Series Essay Contest Entry.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

5:30-7:30 p.m.

FSCJ Kent Campus, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd., Room E104, Jacksonville, FL 32205

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MAD about Words invites Scribblers:

“With a diverse professional background in both spoken word and literary studies, Sean Patrick Mulroy is a nationally recognized performer and an award winning professor. He holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, a 2017 Kurt Brown Prize Winner, and 2017-2018 Writer-in-Residence at The Kerouac Project.

 The Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence Project of Orlando partners with MAD about Words to offer you this opportunity to learn from and write Sean Patrick Mulroy, the current writer-in-residence at Kerouac House.

Part of your workshop fee will go to support Kerouac House.

WHEN: February 10, 2018, 10AM – 1PM

WHERE: Kerouac House, 1418 Clouser Avenue, Orlando FL 32804  MAP

FEE: $35.
Part of your fee goes to support Kerouac House.

 Space is Limited. Advance Registration is Required.”
Click here for details and to register.

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San Marco Books and More Welcomes Sohrab Homi Fracis

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on January 20, 2018

Sohrab Fracis


Saturday, January 20th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sohrab Homi Fracis, the first Asian winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, will sign his newest book, Go Home, and an anthology We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida, at San Marco Books and More, 1971 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, 32207.


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Rollins College Hosts Communities Conference II

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on January 20, 2018

Rollins will host a one-day on-campus conference on Thursday, January 25, from 7:30 am. to 8:30 p.m. as part of the 29th annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities.

Communities Conference II: Civic Conversations Continue will explore issues concerning 21st-century American life in communities of color.  Rollins President Grant Cornwell and poet and activist Sonia Sanchez will speak at the opening plenary session at 8:30 a.m., with breakout sessions, panels, and other presentations to follow throughout the day.

Sonia Sanchez


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