Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Very excited to be part of WRITE YOUR HEART OUT TAMPA BAY, coming to Tampa Sunday, October 27. The day-long event will be led by Poynter Institute senior scholar (and darn fine guitalele player) Roy Peter Clark. The rest of the lineup includes Pulitzer prize-winning writers Daniel Ruth and Tom French, and award-winning Tampa Bay Times Journalists Kelley Benham and Jeff Klinkenberg. And…me.
 
The event will be held Sunday, October 27 9:30-4:30 in the  The Straz Center (Maestro’s, 2nd floor), 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602.  Details can be found here...
 

50 WRITING TOOLS & HOW TO WRITE SHORT
Roy Peter Clark is Poynter’s senior scholar and the author of Writing Tools: 50 Strategies for Every Writer, The Glamour of Grammar and Help! For Writers. His latest, How to Write Short, was published in August.


WRITING WITH OPINION
Daniel Ruth is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist with the Tampa Bay Times editorial board. His journalism career spans four decades as a reporter, film critic, television critic, and columnist and editorial writer.

STARTING OFF WITH A BANG
Lori Roy was awarded the Edgar Allen Poe Award for her debut novel, Bent Road. The book has been optioned for film. Her second novel, Until She Comes Home, was recently named a New York Times Editors’ Choice.

TELLING YOUR OWN STORY
Tom French teaches writing at The Poynter Institute, Indiana University and at newsrooms and conferences around the world. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of three nonfiction books.


Kelley Benham is an award-winning writer and editor at the Tampa Bay Times. Her most recent project, a three-part series about her daughter Juniper, was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.


FINDING GREAT CHARACTERS
Jeff Klinkenberg writes about Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times. He is the best-selling author of four books, including Seasons of Real Florida and his latest, a collection of essays entitled Alligators in B-Flat.