S122. The Shadow of the Mouse: How Florida Fiction Can Escape Theme Park Culture
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Chris Eder is a graduate of the Adelphi University MFA program. He has just completed his graduate thesis (a collection of stories), and is currently working on new material.
Regina Sakalarios-Rogers is an instructor of creative writing at the University of West Florida. Her short fiction stories and essays have been published in various magazine and literary journals, She edits a regional literary journal and has completed a satirical crime novel set on the Gulf Coast.
Jeff Newberry is the author of a novel (A Stairway to the Sea) and a poetry collection (Brackish). The poet in residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia, he teaches in the Writing and Communications Program and serves as an advisory editor for the literary magazine Pegasus.
Patrick Ryan is the author of The Dream Life of Astronauts and Send Me. His work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Tin House, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts. A former editor at Granta, Patrick is the editor of One Story.
Lynne Barrett, author of the story collections Magpies and The Secret Names of Women, has received the Florida Book Award's fiction gold medal and an Edgar Award for best mystery story. She teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.