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Flagler College will celebrate the launch of the fall issue of FLARE: The Flagler Review, the college’s literary magazine, on Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

The celebration will be held in the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and will feature readings by poets and prose writers, music from St. Augustine High School classical guitar students, and light refreshments.

Copies of the new fall issue will be available, and all are welcome to attend.

Featured readers include three members of the Flagler College creative writing faculty as well as two Florida poets who contributed work to the fall issue of FLARE:

·      Dr. Darien Andreu: Darien Andreu serves as the chair of the Flagler College Department of English. She has taught at the college since 1987, where she specializes in American Literature written since 1875 with a sub-specialty in Southern Writers. She also has enduring interests in creative writing and sports in literature. She has published short fiction and creative non-fiction in the Princeton Arts Review, Apalachee Quarterly, and Cultures, a Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich text.

·      Dr. Lisa Baird: Professor Baird earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy of English from Texas Christian University, and her M.A. English as well as her B.A. in Philosophy from The University of Akron. She is a specialist in composition and rhetoric and has a special interest in the convergence of visual and verbal communication and in writing for online audiences. She has published articles in Professional Studies Review and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

·      Professor Kim Bradley: Kim Bradley has an MFA in fiction from the University of New Orleans. Her work has appeared in The Southern Indiana Review, The Louisville Review, and Real South Magazine. She is the winner of the 2012 Taos Writers Conference Scholarship in Prose.

·      Michelle Lee is an assistant professor of composition, literature, and creative writing at Daytona State College. She earned both her M.A. in Creative Writing and her Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work, both poetry and fiction, has been featured in Tattoo Highway, Bateau Press, pacificReview, and 580 Split as well as other publications, but most recently has appeared in the journals Sliver of Stone Magazine, Northwind Magazine, and Vine Leaves literary journal. One of her poems, “Take My Morning,” is also forthcoming in Spring 2013 as a letterpress card from Architrave Press, and a short story, “Once Upon a Time in a Coffeeshop,” is forthcoming next month from eFiction.

·      Emerging writer Megan Parker has presented her poetry at the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, as well as at a Slash Pines Project collegiate poetry reading in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  She graduated from Flagler College with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in creative writing, and now resides and writes in Cocoa Beach, FL.

The reading will be held in the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice. Contact or visit for more information.