Blank Pages Creative Writing Symposium

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Presented by USF Creative Writing Program at USF Marshall Student Center/Conference Center, Tampa FL

Feb 28
Blank Pages Creative Writing Symposium

Literary event featuring Ravi Howard as the keynote reader

Keynote Ravi Howard is the author of two novels, Driving the King and Like Trees, Walking, for which he received the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2008. Notable alumni from USF’s English Department, Gloria Muñoz, Liz Kicak, and Chelsea Dingman will give a reading Muñoz is the author of the poetry chapbook Your Biome Has Found You and professor at Eckerd College. Kicak is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the director of the Humanities Institute at USF. Dingman is the author of the poetry collection Thaw, which was a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, and chapbook What Bodies Have I Moved, and is a Visiting Instructor at USF.

The symposium will feature an 11:00 a.m. graduate student panel including James Josue, Maggie Romigh, Macey Sidlasky, Calyn Waddington, Ashley Adams, and Jade Weiss.



Additional time info:

Graduate student panel begins at 11:00 a.m. in Marshall Student Center 2702.

USF Alumni reading begins at 12:30 p.m. in Marshall Student Center 2702.

Keynote Ravi Howard will present a reading at 6:00 p.m. in Marshall Student Center 3713.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


USF Marshall Student Center/Conference Center

University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave MSC2708, Tampa, FL 33620


See campus parking maps available on website.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Braille
    • Closed Caption
    • Info
    • Large Print
    • Open Caption
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Brialle, Open/Closed Caption, Large Print materials, and Sign Language interpreters can be made available with prior arrangement.

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