MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Institute of Technology Department of Humanities and Communication presents the 2009 Creative Writing Institute. Classes will
be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, May 18, 20 and 22, starting at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day until 10:30 p.m.
Just added to the roster of presenters and panelists is true crime writer Anna Flowers, who will speak on Wednesday, May 20, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Flowers’
first two books were about Florida serial killers. They were Blind Fury, about Gerald Stano, who killed 41 women in Central Florida, a Doubleday True Crime
Book Club lead selection, and Bound to Die, about the case of Bobby Joe Long of Tampa, a classic in police detection work before the use of DNA.
The Brevard County resident also wrote Murder at Wayside Antiques and Wanton Woman. Visit Flowers’ Web site at www.annaflowersbooks.com.
In its first year at Florida Tech, the institute offers many classes, lectures and special events in different genres of creative writing. All classes are
taught by college professors and published writers and are offered at a variety of times, including evenings, in to accommodate the schedules of all those
in the community who wish to participate.
The keynote speaker is Philip Deaver, writer-in-residence at Rollins College. His address is free and open to the public. He will launch the week’s
activities on Sunday, May 17, at 2:15 p.m. in the Gleason Performing Arts Center on campus. A reception will follow.
The fee will be $99 for one three-day class; $49 for a second class; and $29 for a third class. The fees above include all speakers, panels and events.
Individual lectures are $49 each; bonus events are free to all participants. Early registration is encouraged. For information, visit
http://411.fit.edu/cwi or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (321) 674-7248.