Creative Writing Institute Is May 22-26

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Beginning and advanced writers, take note: theFlorida Institute of Technology Department of Humanities and Communication presents its Third Annual Creative Writing Institute, which will run May 22-26 on campus. For details or to register, visit

This year’s keynote speaker is novelist Susan Hubbard. Her free presentation, “Transcending Genres,” will be on May 22 at 2:15 p.m. in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus. A reception, registration, orientation and book fair, starting at noon, precede her talk.

Hubbard, a professor of English at the University of Central Florida, is the author of seven books, which include her popular Ethical Vampire Series. This encompasses The Society of S, The Year of Disappearances and The Season of Risks.

Classes and lectures throughout the week will cover literary journalism, the short story, science fiction, beginning fiction, memoir writing and other genres, such as poetry, playwriting, mystery writing, writing for children, comics and film, action adventure thrillers, fantasy and horror.

Other institute highlights include featured writer and noted author of short stories and novels John Dufresne, and the dinner speaker on May 23; Martha Powers, author of several suspense thrillers, the lunch speaker of Wednesday, May 25; and Terry Cronin, the lunch speaker on May 24. Both will read from their own works. Cronin will also host a film premiere as well as teaching a course on visual storytelling for comics and films.

Additionally, Leonard Nash, a Florida Book Award Silver Medalist, will teach “Writing the Short Story.”

For more information, contact Margaret Moore at or call(321) 674-7248.And visit the website:




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