Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 6-7 p.m. in Kenan Hall room 300
Joaquín Zihauatenejo's book, ARSONIST, is the winner of the 2017 Anhinga Robert Dana Prize, selected by Eduardo C. Corral. It will be out with Anhinga Press fall of 2018. Zihauatenejo received his MFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexicao. His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Yellow Medicine Review, Sonora Review, Southwestern American Literature, and Huizache among other journals and anthologies. His poetry has been featured on HBO, NBC, and on NPR in Historias and The National Teacher's Initiative. Joaquín has two passions in his life, his wife Aída and poetry, always in that order.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6-7 p.m. at the Markland House
Peyo Tuy is a spoken word poet, fiction fantasy writer, and a creative writing workshop instructor. Her poetry collection, Khmer Girl, is inspired by the traumas of her life, including her family escaping the killing fields in their native Cambodia and enduring the inequities of life as an immigrant in the United States. Her poetry, written and spoken, educates audiences about both the history and beauties of her Khmer heritage as well as the damage Khmer culture wrought on her self-esteem as a girl and woman. Peuo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in African/Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, with a minor in Asian American Studies, from Hunter College.
In addition to writing, performing, educating, and advocating, her passions are reading, gardening, sewing, exercising, and eating delicious food, particularly greens and fruits. She enjoys her own homemade chai and confesses a weakness for rich dark chocolate cakes as well as French breads made with super-sweet condensed milk. Her dream is to help get clean water to poor countries and cities experiencing drought.
Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room.
Polly Buckingham is the author of The Expense of a View (winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction from University of North Texas Press), and A Year of Silence (winner of the Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award for Fiction from Florida Review Press). Polly was the recipient of a Washington State Artists Trust fellowship and of Hubbub's Kenneth O. Hanson Award for poetry. Her work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review, The Poetry Review, Hanging Loose, Witness, North American Review, The Moth, New Orleans Review, Poetry Daily and elsewhere. Polly is founding editor of StringTown Press. She teaches creative writing at Eastern Washington University and is Associate Director of Willow Springs Books.
Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Solarium, Ponce Hall
Dr. Marvin Dunn will discuss his new book, A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes. Dr. Dunn taught in the Department of Psychology at Florida International University for thirty-four years, retiring as chairman of the department in 2006. He earned his Ph. D in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His books include The Miami Riot of 1980: Crossing the Bounds, co-authored with Bruce Porter, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century (1997) and “The Beast in Florida: A History of Anti-Black Violence (2012). He has directed three documentary films, Black Seminoles in the Bahamas: The Red Bays Story, Murder on the Suwannee River: The Willie James Howard Story and Rosewood Uncovered. His latest book, A History of Florida: Through Black Eyes, was published in 2016.
Monday, February 20th at 7 p.m. in the Gamache Koger Theater
Maile Chapman is the author of the novel Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto, short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA literary award in fiction. Her stories have appeared in A Public Space, Dublin Review, Fairy Tale Review, Best American Fantasy, and GRANTA Online, among others. She received her MFA in Fiction from Syracuse University and a PhD in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and has been a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers as well as a Fulbright Grantee to Finland. She teaches in the English department and MFA program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and serves as editor of Witness magazine.
Thursday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Solarium, Ponce Hall
Dan Albergotti will read a selection of poems from his book "Millennial Teeth" during a visit to Flagler College on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. His book is a collection inspired during summer residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts in Georgia. In addition to "Millennial Teeth," Albergotti is the author of "The Boatloads" and limited-edition chapbook "The Use of the World." His poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Five Points, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and two editions of the Pushcart Prize, as well as other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, Albergotti is a professor of English at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina.