News from the Sunshine State

University of Wynwood, which is a fake university located in Miami, Florida has announced its fall line-up for their monthly reading series at The Besty. The first reading kicks off on Friday, September 20 at 7pm and features Patricia Lockwood. Lockwood’s first book, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black was published by Octopus Books. Lockwood is also known for her avid twitter following and a recent poem “Rape Joke” which set the internet on fire. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and hosted by P. Scott Cunningham.

Other readers for the series include Erin Belieu on 10/13 and Christina Davis and Chloe Garcia Roberts on 12/13. You can keep up with U of Wynwood and all of their events here.

In Tallahassee, a new reading series has emerged named Dear Marge, Hello which is hosted and curated by Coldfront’s own Nick Sturm. The reading kicked off their series with readings by Matt Hart, Alexis Orgera, BJ Love, and Erika Jo Brown. The next reading will be in October and you can keep up with them by liking the Facebook page or periodically checking their homepage.




-steven karl