R116. Embracing a Wounded Place: A Flock 15th Anniversary Reading

Meeting Room 1, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Florida-based journal Flock publishes writing that is soulful and unafraid. To celebrate our 15th year, four Flock writers who exemplify this mission read from recent work that engages with a vital and difficult question for our region and beyond: “What does it mean to write in and about a wounded place?” With distinct insight, Flock readers explore the complexities of places they’ve called home from historical, personal, national, and international perspectives.


Mark Ari authored The Shoemaker’s Tale, a novel. His short stories, essays, and poems appear in journals and magazines throughout the country. Ari edits EAT Poems, serves as Editorial Advisor to Flock, and is an award-winning teacher of creative writing at the University of North Florida.

Rilla Askew is the author of four novels, a book of stories, and a collection of creative nonfiction, Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place. Recepient of a 2009 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she teaches at the University of Oklahoma.

Sohrab Homi Fracis won the Iowa Short Fiction Award for his book Ticket to Minto. He received the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. He was visiting writer in residence at Augsburg College and artist in residence at Yaddo. His new novel Go Home earned him the SALA Distinguished Achievement Award.

Catherine Carberry lives in Spain, where she is completing a novel set in 1950s Puerto Rico. Her fiction has appeared in journals including Guernica, North American Review, Greensboro Review, Sou'wester, Indiana Review, Harvard Review, and Tin House online, and has been broadcast on NPR.

Natasha Oladokun is a Cave Canem fellow, poet, and essayist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Poetry Review, Pleiades, Image Journal, and elsewhere. She is a visiting assistant professor of English at Hollins University, her graduate alma mater.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside