March readings in the Tampa area

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Marshall Student Center Room 2709
Poetry Reading, Reception, & Book Signing
Gianna Russo
USF’s Department of English is pleased to present a reading, reception, and book signing by poet and alumna Gianna Russo on Thursday, March 3, 2011, 6:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center, Room 2709. Joining Gianna to celebrate the publication of her first full-length collection, Moonflower, will be Pamela Epps, jazz saxophonist; Peter Meinke, poet laureate of St. Petersburg; poet Silvia Curbelo; actress, artist, and poet Phyllis McEwen; actress Sarah Pachelli; and poet/writer and USF instructor Jeff Karon. Gianna Russo has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was the recipient of two Hillsborough County Artist Fellowships as well as an honorable mention for the Florida Artist Fellowship. She was a Fellow of the Surdna Foundation and of the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences. She has had poems published in The Bloomsbury Review, The Sun, Poet Lore, The MacGuffin, Calyx, and Tampa Review, among others. Her essays have appeared in the St. Pete Times. A teacher of creative writing and English for over 20 years, Gianna is the founder of YellowJacket Press.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Marshall Student Center Room 3704
Fiction Reading & Discussion
Elizabeth Stuckey-French
USF’s Department of English and the English Graduate Association is pleased to host novelist Elizabeth Stuckey-French on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Room 3704. Stuckey-French will be reading from her new novel, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady. Stuckey-French is associate professor of English at Florida State University. She is the author of a short story collection, The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa, and the novel Mermaids on the Moon. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Five Points, and other literary journals.

Monday, March 21, 2011, 6:00 p.m., USF Graphicstudio
Creative Nonfiction Reading & Discussion
Dinty Moore
USF’s English Department, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, and the Institute for Research in Art are pleased to host a reading and discussion by author Dinty Moore on Monday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. at USF Graphicstudio. Dinty W. Moore is the author of the memoir Between Panic & Desire (University of Nebraska Press/American Lives). His other books include The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still (Algonquin), Toothpick Men (Mammoth Press), The Emperor’s Virtual Clothes (Algonquin), and the writing guide, The Truth of the Matter: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction (Longman/Pearson). He has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Normal School, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Arts & Letters, Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, Crazyhorse, and many other venues. Moore edits the on-line nonfiction journal Brevity. He is also coordinating editor for the anthology The Best Creative Nonfiction (W.W. Norton). Moore serves on the editorial board of Creative Nonfiction magazine, and edited the anthology Sudden Stories: The Mammoth Book of Miniscule Fiction.

March 24, 2011, 8pm in Fletcher Lounge at the University of Tampa
Kate Greenstreet’s poetry films
March 25, 8pm in the Grand Salon at the University of Tampa
Kate Greenstreet poetry reading
Kate Greenstreet is the author of two books of poetry— The Last 4 Things, which includes a DVD containing two short films based on the two sections of the book, and case sensitive, both from Ahsahta Press. Her new work can be found in Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Volt, Fence, Boston Review, and other journals. Greenstreet is also a painter and graphic designer.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 6:00 p.m., North Tampa Branch Library
M.F.A. Student Reading
Graduate students in USF’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will present a reading, “Fresh Lit for Spring,” at the North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 North Boulevard, Tampa.

February 27, 2011. Uncategorized. No Comments.

submit your work to publications

I’ve come across some interesting calls for submissions recently, and there’s been a fascinating discussion of gender and literary publishing going on, started by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. So I thought I’d post some links here, as well as pointing out that according to several magazines, they get more submissions from men than from women. To my students: look around your creative writing classes, and tell me how many of your classmates are male and how many are female. There are usually more women in creative writing than men, but they don’t send out their work as much. There are various theories as to why–but the message to all of you is: be relentless. Send out your work. Revise. Send out again. Don’t give up.

So check out a count of gender representation in some of the biggest literary publications in America at the VIDA website.

Consider some of the responses from journals and other organizations.

Then check out some of the wonderful publications you can send your work to on NewPages.

And look at a couple of calls for submissions from new-ish places Moonshot Magazine and Espresso Ink.

February 11, 2011. Uncategorized. No Comments.