AWP Kickoff and Book Launch with       Sarah Viren & Rita Ciresi
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

AWP Kickoff and Book Launch with Sarah Viren & Rita Ciresi

All AWP off-site events located at our Lector Pop-up Location Downtown: 715 Franklin Street (2nd Floor)

We are excited to kick-off the 2018 AWP (Associated Writers & Writing Programs Conference) with readings by Tampa-related writers, Sarah Viren and Rita Ciresi.

Sarah Viren is the author of the essay collection Mine, winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Book Prize, and translator of the novella Córdoba Skies, by the Argentine writer Federico Falco. Her writing has appeared in GuernicaTexas Monthly, the Oxford American, and other magazines. More about her work at sarahviren.com.  

Ciresi is author of the novels Bring Back My Body to Me, Pink Slip, Blue Italian, and Remind Me Again Why I Married You, and the story collections, Second Wife, Sometimes I Dream in Italian, and Mother Rocket.  She is professor of English at the University of South Florida, a faculty mentor for the Bay Path University MFA program in creative nonfiction, and fiction editor of 2 Bridges Review. 

At our off-site Pop-up during AWP Ciresi will be reading from her newest collection of stories, which recently won the Florida Review Jeanne Leiby Chapbook Contest and will be published by Burrow Press early 2018.  Ciresi is also the recipient of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the Barnes and Noble Discover New Writers Series, the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Prize for the Novel. Rita 

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AADOREE Lit Journal Reading (AWP SERIES)
Mar
8
10:00 PM22:00

AADOREE Lit Journal Reading (AWP SERIES)

Join us for what promises to be a compelling evening: The first Tampa reading from the boundary pushing, interdisciplinary, experimental authors of AADOREE (pronounced the same as “adore”) a tiny online/print literary journal edited by JD Scott and Alia Tsang. Complete list of readers TBD

All AWP off-site events located at our Lector Pop-up Location Downtown: 715 Franklin Street (2nd Floor)

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BlazeVox Books Reading (AWP Series)
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

BlazeVox Books Reading (AWP Series)

Join us for our last day of off-site AWP Series Events featuring BlazeVOX authors:

Heidi Lynn Staples
Anne Tardos
Tony Trigilio
Laura Hinton
Paige Melin
Tim Roberts
Billy Cancel
Cris Cheek
Bruce Covey
Joseph Harrington
Vincent Katz
Susan Lewis
Cheryl Pallant
Steven Reese
Michael Ruby
Jared Schickling
Elysia Smith
Theresa Wyatt

All AWP off-site events located at our Lector Pop-up Location Downtown: 715 Franklin Street (2nd Floor)

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Kundiman off-site AWP Lector Pop-up Reading Series
Mar
10
to Mar 11

Kundiman off-site AWP Lector Pop-up Reading Series

We are ecstatic to announce that our last AWP off-site POP-UP reading will feature the talented writers supported by Kundiman.  Kundiman is a national organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American creative writing. 

Kundiman creates an affirming and rigorous space where Asian American writers can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever changing diaspora. We see the arts as a tool of empowerment, of education and liberation, of addressing proactively the legacy we will leave for future generations. Learn more about their work at their website. 

Please note the Lector Pop-up location for all off-site AWP readings are being held at

715 Franklin Street (2nd Floor).  

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Lit-Bar Pop-Up with Weike Wang!
May
27
8:00 PM20:00

Lit-Bar Pop-Up with Weike Wang!

$10 at Door RSVP via STAY INFORMED link below! 

Holding chemistry and public health degrees from Harvard University and an MFA in creative writing from Boston University, Weike Wang's writing marks the arrival of a distinct and brilliant new voice in contemporary literature.  Her debut novel, 'Chemistry,' was named a 'Most Anticipated Novel of 2017' by Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and Bustle. 

We are excited to partner with Oxford Exchange in order to offer this intimate evening with Weike Wang to the Tampa Community!

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