Functionally Literate is our free reading series that pairs the best writers in Central Florida with visiting writers from all over the world, bringing contemporary literature to the city of Orlando. Past Functions have hosted a slew of talented visitors, including NY Times-bestselling authors Jeff VanderMeer and Lauren Groff; Irish poet Annemarie Ni Churreain; award-winning Portuguese novelist Jacinto Lucas Pires; the great Southern writer Padgett Powell; and the Director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas.

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