S267. Passing Into Pages: A Tribute to James Salter

Florida Salon 1, 2, & 3, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


“Life,” James Salter wrote, “passes into pages if it passes into anything.” In 2015, the writer of short stories, novels, screenplays, and memoirs passed on, leaving behind traces of a life well lived and the pages of his work. He has been praised as a chronicler of jet fighters also admired for his depictions of the erotic, and as an unparalleled prose stylist esteemed for the finely sculpted quality of his sentences. This panel celebrates his pages and pays tribute to the life left behind.


Geoff Becker is the author of the novels Hot Springs and Bluestown, as well as the story collections Black Elvis and Dangerous Men. A past winner of the Drue Heinz and Flannery O'Connor prizes, he teaches at Towson University, where he also directs the graduate program in professional writing.

Cara Blue Adams's fiction appears in Narrative, The Kenyon Review, and The Sun. She has been awarded The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, The Missouri Review Peden Prize, and fellowships and scholarships to Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and the VCCA. She is an assistant professor at Seton Hall University.

Timothy Denevi's first book is Hyper. Selections from his next project have recently appeared in Gulf Coast, The Normal School, and Make. He’s an assistant professor in the MFA program at George Mason University, where he teaches nonfiction.

Andrew Malan Milward is the author of The Agriculture Hall of Fame and I Was a Revolutionary. He is an assistant professor of English at Auburn University, where he also serves as the fiction editor of Southern Humanities Review.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside