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Visiting Author Readings - Tampa Bay Publishing Conference
Visiting authors at the Third Annual Tampa Bay Publishing Conference will read from their work at this free event.Readers include Sandra Gail Lambert, Kimberly Lojewski, Tara Lynn Masih, Dwight MacPherson, Gale Massey and David James Poissant.
Visiting authors at Wordier Than Thou’s Third Annual Tampa Bay Publishing Conference will read from their work at Tombolo Books at this free event.
Readers include Sandra Gail Lambert, Kimberly Lojewski, Tara Lynn Masih, Dwight & Rebecca MacPherson, Gale Massey, and David James Poissant.
Sandra Gail Lambert writes fiction and memoir that is often about the body and its relationship to the natural world. She is the author of the Lammy-nominated memoir A Certain Loneliness (University of Nebraska Press/2018) and a novel, The River’s Memory. She is a 2018 NEA Creative Writing Fellow and a nominee for the Krause Literary Prize. Her writing has been widely anthologized and has also been published in a variety of journals including The New York Times and The Paris Review. She lives in Gainesville.
Kimberly Lojewski is a native Floridian. She has an MA in English from Florida Gulf Coast University and an MFA from University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Poet’s and Writer’s Program. Her stories have been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, and have appeared in PANK, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, and elsewhere. Her story “Baba Yaga’s House of Forgotten Things” won a 2013 Best of the Net Award. “One For the Crow’ was included in Ellen Datlow’s Recommended Horror List of 2019. Her debut story collection, Worm Fiddling Nocturne in the Key of a Broken Heart, published by Burrow Press, is a winner of the Florida Book Award Gold Medal for Fiction and a Rumpus Book Club Selection.
Launched in January 2017, Hocus Pocus Comics was founded by Harvey and Eagle Award-nominated writer, Dwight L. MacPherson, and his wife, NAACP Award –nominated producer, Rebecca MacPherson, to create magical stories that anyone can read. Hocus Pocus Comics has been awarded a 2019 Maker of Note award from The Lakelander Magazine. Their flagship title, The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, won the BareBones Entertainment 2017 Comic Book of the Year, which was followed by their second graphic novel, Elevator, published in 2018. Their third graphic novel, Houdini’s Silver Dollar Misfits, will be published on Amazon in January 2020.
Tara Lynn Masih’s debut historical novel, My Real Name Is Hanna, won multiple book awards, including a Florida Book Award gold medal, and was recognized as a Finalist for the 2019 National Jewish Book Award in YA. Tara is also editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows: Stories. She founded The Best Small Fictions series, and AITL Media selected her for an Inspirational Women in Literature Award. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.
Gale Massey’s debut novel, The Girl from Blind River, received the 2019 Bronze Florida Book Award in the general fiction category and was a finalist for the Clara Johnson Award. Her work has appeared in Lambda Literary, CutBank, CrimeReads, Sabal, the Tampa Bay Times, and the forthcoming Tampa Bay Noir, and Saw Palm. She has been nominated for Pushcart prizes in both fiction and nonfiction. Massey, a Florida native, is currently completing her second novel.
David James Poissant’s stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Chicago Tribune, Glimmer Train, The New York Times, One Story, Playboy, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, and in the New Stories from the South and Best New American Voices anthologies. His writing has been awarded the Matt Clark Prize, the George Garrett Fiction Award, the RopeWalk Fiction Chapbook Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Alice White Reeves Memorial Award from the National Society of Arts & Letters, as well as awards from The Chicago Tribune and The Atlantic Monthly and Playboy magazines. His debut short story collection, The Heaven of Animals, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. His novel, Lake Life, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida and lives in Orlando with his wife and daughters.
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