upcoming readings

2012 literary events in the Tampa area:


June 17, Summer Sun Salutations, 7-11pm, Felicitous Coffee House (readers include Ira Sukrungruang, Hunt Hawkins, Katie Riegel, and many more!)



The new Low Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at the University of Tampa announces its second series of Public Readings, christened in nod to Tampa’s literary history: The Lectores Reading Series. The series features acclaimed writers from near and far including Nick Flynn, whose memoir was recently made into the DeNiro movie Being Flynn; publishing heavyweights Jill Bialosky and Keith Gessen; blues novelist Arthur Flowers alongside a cast of local writers, American writers, and international writers from Croatia, Russia, and Iran. (For more info on the readers, see here: http://www.ut.edu/mfacw/faculty/.) All events are free, open to the public, and begin at 7pm. Please join us.


·       Thursday, June 14 – Novelists Maile Chapman and Brock Clarke. Held in the Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center on the UT campus.

·       Friday, June 15 – MFA Opening Reading with poet, memoirist, playwright and best-selling author Nick Flynn. Held in the Falk Theatre on the UT campus.

·       Saturday, June 16 – “As Publishing Perishes” with Jill Bialosky, executive editor of W.W. Norton, and Keith Gessen, editor of n+1 and Vanity Fair. Reeves Theater.

·       Sunday, June 17 – Jill Bialosky and fiction writer Mikhail Iossel. Held in the Falk Theatre on the UT campus.

·       Monday, June 18 – British novelist Tibor Fischer and novelist, editor, translator and journalist Keith Gessen, Falk Theatre.

·       Tuesday, June 19 – Poet and non-fiction writer Donald Morrill and fiction writer Josip Novakovich. Held on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center on the UT campus.

·       Wednesday, June 20 – Novelists Arthur Flowers and Jeff Parker. Held in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on the UT campus.

·       Thursday, June 21 – Poet Erica Dawson, novelist Porochista Khakpour and St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Peter Meinke. Held in the Creative Loafing Space, 1911 N. 13th Street, Ste. W200, Ybor City.


Further details on the series can be found at: http://www.ut.edu/mfacw/lectores/