A list of Central Florida Literary Events for May 2012:
5/3¬†~ Sam¬†Gennawey, author of the newly released Walt and the Promise of Progress City, will be doing a reading and signing at the Downtown branch of the Orlando Public Library in the Albertson Room at 6pm. His new book is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of conceptualizing, constructing and purposing Disney’s EPCOT project.
5/ 8¬†~¬†The Best of There Will Be Words, year one! The Burrow Press prose reading series yearly capstone event is 6pm at Urban Rethink.¬†The talented J. Bradley rides again as the fan favorites – James Fleming, Whitney Hamrick, Hannah Miller and Burrow Press’ own Ryan Rivas – read their latest. Limited edition chapbooks of the evening’s prose are $5.
5/13 ~¬†Parcels: MFAs in Progress.¬†The UCF Creative Writing MFA‚Äôs reading series. 7pm @ Urban ReThink. It’s FREE. It’s CONSISTENTLY GREAT. Be there!
5/15 ~¬†Speakeasy open mic night is 9pm at Will’s Pub, hosted by Tod Caviness.
5/18 ~ Page 15 book release party for Wars are Dumb: Orlando High Schoolers Write the Wrongs of Adults. 6 – 9pm @ Urban ReThink. Free. Come support the young authors featured in the book, and support Page 15 by purchasing a copy.
Outside the Burrow
Vanessa Blakeslee has a great Florida essay at PANK about gators and yankees (er… Mets).
Nathan Holic chats about FL vs. Cali settings with Lavinia Ludlow at Curbside Splendor.
J. Bradley’s got a chapbook out, We Will Celebrate Our Failures, published by NAP.
Recent Stories, Articles & Books We Found to Be Exceptionally Good
As for what we’ve found fascinating from April, Nick Harkaway’s genre-bending¬†and Colson Whitehead’s Zone One continue to impress. We’re a bit late for the unfortunate two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf, but China Mieville’s hyper-imaginative, surrealist short on the subject¬†never fails to give chills.
What have you been reading? Let us know in the comments.