Florida Tech Creative Writing Institute Is March 16-20; Novelist John Dufresne Is Keynote Speaker

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Beginning and advanced writers, take note: the Florida Institute of Technology School of Arts and Communication presents its Sixth Annual Creative Writing Institute. It will take place March 16-20 at the Foosaner Art Museum in Melbourne with many new writer-presenters and the return of award-winning author John Dufresne.

This year the institute will join with the nearby Foosaner Art Museum to hold the keynote address, free coffee lectures and the closing ceremony. Look for free bonus events as in past years.

Four authors are joining in so far. They are Dufresne, a novelist/fiction writer from Florida International University; Ira Sukrungruang, a creative non-fiction writer from the University of Southern Florida; Terri Witek, a poet from Stetson University; and Audrey Colombe, a short story writer from the University of Tampa. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Each author’s class is $250 for the four days.

Also already set is a free one-time lecture by Thomas Barden, a folklorist from the University of Toledo and a two-hour lecture by head of the School of Arts and Communication Robert Taylor. That lecture, scheduled on March 19, will be $50.

Early registration is encouraged due to limited space. For initial details on classes, lectures and bonus events, or to register, visit http://411.fit.edu/cwi. For registration assistance, call (321) 674-8082, or (321) 674-7248, or, send email to Assistant Professor of English Melissa Crofton at mcrofton@fit.edu or Assistant Professor John Lavelle at jlavelle@fit.edu.

About The Creative Writing Institute

The institute hosts a staff of published authors and professors who will provide a place for writers where they can feel at home and where they can find and express their own voices. The institute includes a variety of classes and one-time lectures for almost any interest and ability: fiction, novel-writing, poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, science fiction, graphic novel, historical fiction, writing for the movies, memoirs, and writing for comic books. More information is available at http://411.fit.edu/cwi.

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