Other Words: A Conference of Writers, Literary Magazines and Independent Publishers

St. Augustine, Florida, United States

Nov 7 - Nov 10, 2013


TUITION / COST:$50 - $80
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Jim Wilson
PHONE: 904-819-6339
EMAIL: jim@floridarts.org
WEBSITE: floridarts.org

Theme: Writing Florida: The First 500 Years

Fountains of Youth, Conquistadors and Missionaries, Robber Barons, Land Scams, Mosquitoes, Hurricanes, Hanging Chads, Spring Break, Retirement Villages-- the Stuff of Life.

Welcoming writers from across Florida and from several states, the conference will feature a number of panel discussions, along with nuts-and-bolts panels about publishing, submitting work, agents, editors, small presses, teaching creative writing, collaboration and others.

There will also be a number of poetry, fiction and non-fiction readings.

Panels and readings, along with creative writing workshops in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and special sessions of workshops as outreach to underserved youth will take place from 9 am to 5:30 pm Friday and Saturday. Writing faculty include Terri Witek (poetry), Mark Powell (fiction), and Ira Sukrungruang (non-fiction). Individual manuscript consultations and publishing advice will also be offered.

Florida publishers and journals will sponsor readings by their authors throughout the weekend. Those participating often include All Nations Press, Anhinga Press, Autumn House Press, YellowJacket Press, University of Tampa Press, Kitsune Books, The Tampa Review, The Georgia Review, The Florida Review and Apalachee Review and Press.


Featured Writers Include:

Nightly Other Words Conference Readings

Join us Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night for unforgettable readings. Our nightly readings feature a compilation of poets, novelists, and memoirists.

On opening night Thursday November 7th, novelist Mark Powell and poet Gianna Russo kick-off the conference. Powell is the author of four novels and has received fellowships for the National Endowment of the Arts. Russo is a Florida Book Award Bronze Medalist. These two will kick off this year’s conference.

D.K. Roberts will continue to delight audiences on Friday November 8th. Roberts’ latest book Dream State: Eight Generations of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, Banana Republicans, and other Florida Wildlife promises to keep us all entertained.

Poet Campbell McGrath and Novelist Rhonda Riley wrap up the conference readings on Saturday November 9th. McGrath won the 2012 Florida Book Award for his In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys. Novelist Rhonda Riley first novel, The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, Julianna Baggott described as “an incredible, otherworldly love story. Both whimsical and deeply satisfying, it’s a tale about the fluidity of love, the importance of family, and the meaning of home.

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.floridarts.org or email Rick Campbell at info@anhinga.org


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting


Flagler College
74 King St.
St. Augustine
Florida, United States

Florida Literary Arts Coalition Other Words Conference

The Florida Literary Arts Coalition, Inc is a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) organization.

Founded in 2004 by Anhinga Press, Fiction Collective 2, and the University of Tampa Press, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition is a network of writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and sympathetic institutions collaborating to advance new writing and independent publishing throughout the state and region. The Florida Literary Arts Coalition is also a founding co-sponsor of the Florida Book Awards.

OUR CONFERENCE GOAL is to bring together writers, editors, agents, publishers, book sellers, grant administrators, directors of writers' colonies and retreats, and other interested folk in one place. We'll be talking about the how to of the literary arts: how to write it, make it, sell it, fund it, and nurture it.


to bring together hundreds of the region's literary arts people and form a regional coalition that promotes our mutual literary efforts in as many ways as possible.