Keynote address and welcome reception - Wednesday, June 5th, 5:30 pm in the Gleason Performing Arts Center. Classes are offered Thursday, June 6th - Sunday, June 9th 2013
2013 Keynote Speaker: Philip F. Deaver, Ed.D.
Philip F. Deaver is the 13th winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. He is also the author of the short story collection Silent Retreats. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. His work, which can be found mostly in literary magazines, has appeared in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards and has been recognized in Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Recent work has appeared in the Southern Review and the Kenyon Review. Recent nonfiction work has appeared in Fourth Genre, New Madrid, and he has edited a volume of baseball essays entitled Scoring from Second: Writers on Baseball. His poems have appeared in magazines such as The Reaper, Poetry Miscellany, and the Florida Review, and four times have been featured on the website The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Deaver’s poems are collected in a volume entitled How Men Pray. Deaver is Professor of English and Writer in Residence at Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. He teaches both fiction and poetry in the Spalding University brief-residency Master of Fine Arts program in Louisville, Ky.
- Gennifer Albin - Young Adult Fiction
- Dustin Michael - Creative Non-Fiction
Writers In Residence:
- Michael Rizza - Novel
- Bill Boggs - Beginning Short Story
- Kim Miller - Writing for the Movies
- Neesha Navare - Memoirs
- Greg Byrd - Poetry
Each Featured Writer and Writer in Residence will conduct a writing workshop to focus on the craft of writing.
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. Please take a closer look at our classes and lectures.
Online Registration is available.. Early registration is encouraged as enrollment space is limited. Registrants must be 16 years or older as some writing classes may deal with adult situations and subject matter.
Prices are the following: $40 for one-time lecture; $120 for Writers in Residence 3-day classes; $160 for Writers in Residence 4-day classes, and $230 for this year's visiting Featured Writers who teach 4-day classes.
Be sure to check out the Bonus Events, which are free and include a range of participants.
Each class meets for 2 hours per day, a 4-day class is a total of 8 hours. A one time lecturer is taught for two hours on one day only.
Final registration prices depend on how many courses or lectures you register for. Receive a $50 discount off the price of your second class, and an additional $20 discount off your third and subsequent classes. The more classes you enroll for the cheaper the prices become! Please see our Registration Page to compare any and all price combinations before making a payment.
ALL TEACHERS receive an additional 50% discount off the final price. This discount can be applied when using the special online automated registration link http://411.fit.edu/cwi/classes.php?coupon=a7sh20gh4sf2 or register by phone at 321-674-7248. Credit card information can be provided by phone. Checks, payable to Florida Institute of Technology, can be mailed to Florida Institute of Technology, Humanities & Communication, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901.
FLORIDA TECH STAFF AND FACULTY - 50% discount. Please register by phone 321-674-7248.
Bonus Events with light refreshments served:
- coffee hour readings and lectures - mornings and afternoons
- open mic night
Some Local Hotels are offering special Discount Rates for the Creative Writing Institute Attendees!
For registration assistance contact:
Email : email@example.com
Telephone : 321-674-8082 or 321-674-7248
For more information contact:
Dr. John Lavelle - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Melissa Crofton - email@example.com
All those who enroll in the Creative Writing Institute are encouraged to submit their work to Florida Tech's Art and Literature Magazine: Kaleidoscope. You can submit directly: firstname.lastname@example.org