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February 2016

Author Reading: Samantha Dunn

February 16, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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November 2016

Poetry Reading: Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs

November 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Nickole Brown   Nickole Brown grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and Deerfield Beach, Florida. Her books include Fanny Says, a collection of poems published by BOA Editions in 2015; her debut, Sister, a novel-in-poems published by Red Hen Press in 2007; and an anthology, Air Fare, that she co-edited with Judith Taylor. She graduated from The Vermont College of Fine Arts, studied literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar, and was the editorial assistant for the late…

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Author Stuart Dybek

November 15, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
UCF CB2 206

Stu Dybek is the author of six works of fiction and two poetry collections. He has published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other journals and magazines. His awards include a Lannan Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Writers’ Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and one of the prestigious “genius” awards from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Critics and other fiction writers consider him one of the masters of…

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February 2017

Author Rigoberto González Coming Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m.

February 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Come join us for a reading and question/answer session with Rigoberto González on Feb. 28 at UCF in CB2 204! For more information about the author, check out his website.    

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October 2018

Poetry Reading by Rochelle Hurt

October 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Cypress Dome Society in conjunction with the Writers in the Sun reading series is pleased to welcome author Rochelle Hurt as our first reader this year.  She will read from her work from 1:30-2:30pm, plus time for a Q&A on Friday, October 12th, in BA1 121. Rochelle Hurt is a poet and nonfiction writer living in Pittsburgh. She is the author of the poetry collection In Which I Play the Runaway (Barrow Street, 2016), which won the Barrow Street Book Prize, and The Rusted…

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March 2019

Reading and Publishing Talk with Micah Hicks and Editor John Joseph Adams

March 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCF ENG2 102

Are you interested in an editing and publishing career or being a published author? Are you interested in how science fiction and fantasy publishing compares to literary fiction? Do you want to read about ghosts, aliens, robots, and small towns? Then save the date for March 18th, 4-6pm (the day after spring break) in ENG2 102. We have a multipart event with Micah Hicks, UCF faculty member and author of Break the Bodies, Haunt the Bones, and Editor Extraordinaire John…

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November 2020

Writers In The Sun: David J. Poissant

November 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Event via Zoom

Writers In The Sun Presents Author David James Poissant, reading and Q&A. Sunday, November 1st at 7 P.M. on Zoom. Registration below is required to attend. Author of the novel, Lake Land. Author of the story collection, The Heaven of Animals. Winner of the GLCA New Writers Award and the Florida Book Award. Stories and essays featured in The American Scholar, The Atlantic Monthly, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, One Story, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. Hosted by…

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February 2021

Danez Smith Masterclass

February 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

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Danez Smith Reading and Q&A

February 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

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April 2021

So You Want to Get Into Book Publishing

April 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thank you for your interest. Our Registration is FULL! A night of presentations and Q&A with industry insiders. Learn the ins and outs of publishing and getting published from three industry professionals! With Michelle Dotter, Publisher and editor-in-chief of Dzanc Books, and UCF Alumni Heather Orlando, Associate Publicist for Celadon Books (a division of Macmillan), and Ryan Rivas, Publisher of Burrow Press and the Coordinator of MFA Publishing at Stetson University. Register at the link below!

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