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by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 30, 2017

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So pleased to  be part of the motley crew of authors reading at Jax by Jax on November 11th.

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Ilyse Kusnetz Writing Festival

Thursday, October 26

Winter Park Campus, Rooms 237 & 242 850 W Morse Blvd Winter Park, FL

This festival honors the legacy of the beautiful poet, Scribbler, writing professor, and friend, Ilyse Kusnetz. Learn more about her wonderful poetry here.

Master Class from 3:00pm to 5:00pm 

3-4 p.m. – Join Winter Park Writers’ Atelier proprietor Racquel Henry and Valencia professor Christopher Brown for a discussion of the local writers’ community and how to get involved.

4-5 p.m. – Performance poet Shawn Welcome will lead a hands-on workshop on writing as a community endeavor.


Community Reading from 7:00pm to 9:00pm 

Come hear Valencia faculty, staff,  and students, as well as community members, read their own creative works, or sign up to read some of your own work.

If you’d like to read, please contact Christopher Brown at cbrown214@valenciacollege.edu.


Poets Brad Kuhn and Darlyn Kuhn will read from their novella in verse, Three Houses.

Tricia Booker will read from her memoir, The Place of Peace and Crickets: how adoption, heartache, and love built a family.

Tricia BookerThe Place of Peace and Crickets

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It’s Here! What a Character.

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 18, 2017


The Florida Writers Association’s 16th Annual Writers Conference – themed What a Character – runs Thursday – Sunday, October 19-22 in Altamonte Springs, FL, near Orlando. Online registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome at the door.

Brad Kuhn and I are thrilled to be on the faculty this year, and look forward to seeing all of you there.  Here’s a link to the schedule.

Here’s what the FWA website has to say:

Past attendees call the Florida Writers Conference “Inspiring,” “Educational,” and “Entertaining.” And here are ten more reasons why you should join us:

  1. Pitch to literary agents from noted agencies like Folio Literary Management and Trident Media Group
  2. Pitch to acquisition editors from St. Martins Press, Harlequin Romance, Tor Books, and more
  3. Meet David Morrell, the National Guest of Honor and Celebrity Workshop presenter
  4. Meet Florida Writer of the Year Steve Berry, keynoter and faculty member
  5. More than 70 workshops and panels
  6. Read your first page to agents and editors and get critiqued
  7. All conference meals included in registration fee
  8. Sell your book at the conference bookstore and hold a book signing
  9. Celebrate the winners (and maybe you’re one of them) at the RPLA Banquet
  10. One-on-one meetings with conference faculty

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Jax by Jax – by the numbers

by Darlyn Finch Kuhn on October 18, 2017

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 JaxbyJax – Literary Arts Festival. (Click on the link for the new website.)


14 venues. In Jacksonville. 28 writers. From Jacksonville. 84 readings. About Jacksonville.

Starts with a student showcase. Ends with a party.

Don’t make me come get you.

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