The Women Behind the Words

By Carlene Cobb. The Women Behind the Words: Celebrating the Women of The St. Petersburg Press showcased the literary achievements of 10 female authors with connections to St. Pete, at The Studio@620. … Read More

Florida Man

By Tyler Gillespie. To me, alligators represent our state’s history – its beauty, its complications. They demand we avoid them while asking us to take a closer look. This can be fertile ground for writers who choose to approach the page at their own risk…. Read More

Writing in Paradise

By Ashlyn Fransen. Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College is widely renowned in the literary community. Visiting author Luis Alberto Urrea said, “There’s a palpable love in this space that you don’t find at other conferences.”… Read More

“I’ve got forests growing inside me”

By Sara Ries Dziekonski. These are poems from the workshop I facilitated at the Gulfport Senior Center, by a wonderful group of four women. Every week we read poems, wrote poems on our own and community poems, and shared our creations…. Read More

The Movements of Life in Vivid Words

Poet Sara Ries Dziekonski is based in Gulfport and served as a Creative Pinellas 2021 Professional Artist Fellow. She was recently honored as the first ever Runner-Up for the 2024 Press 53 Award for Poetry, and shares 3 recent poems… Read More

A National Novel Writing Month Affirmation

By Sheree L. Greer. We make time for the things that matter to us – and sometimes the biggest hurdle to “finding” time to work on our writing is acknowledging and affirming that our writing is important, that our writing matters…. Read More

Antonia Lewandowski

Growing up in the multi-lingual Yorkville section of New York City during the Fifties, Antonia Lewandowski had an easy walk to museums and libraries, concerts in Central Park, and East… Read More

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