The Other Words Literary Conference, presented by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC), was held from October 12 to October 14 on the campus of the University of Tampa. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as panels and readings. The 2017 theme was “All Things Foodie.” The faculty included poets Sandra Beasley, Richard Mathews, and Ira Sukrungruang; fiction writers Ryan McIlvain and Jason Ockert; and nonfiction writer Jocelyn Bartkevicius. The cost of the conference was $65 for FLAC members and $95 for nonmembers. Workshops were available for an additional $40; registration was first come, first served. The general registration deadline was September 15. Lodging was available at the nearby Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel for a discounted rate of $129 per night. Visit the website for more information.
Other Words Literary Conference, Florida Literary Arts Coalition, P.O. Box 992, Saint Augustine, FL 32085. (904) 819-6339.