R192. Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art Reading

Room 17, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, the University of South Florida’s literary magazine, celebrates twelve years of capturing the beauty, diversity, and literary fertility of Florida. Four recent contributors read from their work while a slideshow exhibits art featured in the magazine. A brief presentation of Saw Palm's ongoing "Places to Stand in Florida" map project invites an open discussion of literature and place.


John Henry Fleming is the author of four works of fiction: Songs for the Deaf, Fearsome Creatures of Florida, The Book I Will Write, and The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman. He serves as creative writing program director at the University of South Florida and advisory editor for Saw Palm.

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers (novel) and How to Leave Hialeah (stories), which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the John Gardner Prize. An O. Henry Prize winner and Picador Fellow, she is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nebraska.

John Brandon was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida. He has spent time as the Grisham Fellow at Ole Miss and as the Tickner Fellow at Gilman School in Baltimore. He now lives in Minnesota and teaches at Hamline University. He has published three novels and a collection of stories.

Shane Hinton is the author of the short story collection Pinkies and the editor of the anthology We Can’t Help It if We’re from Florida. He teaches at The University of Tampa and is a fiction editor for Tampa Review.

Susan Lilley lives and teaches in central Florida. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Poet Lore, The Southern Review, Drunken Boat, Saw Palm, Hippocampus, The Florida Review, CALYX, Sweet, Slipstream, and others. She is the author of two chapbooks.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside