Author: Arlo Haskell

Major Archive Donated to Key West Library

The Monroe County Public Library in Key West is the new owner of a major historical collection following a ceremony this morning in the Florida Keys History Room. Local dignitaries including City of Key West Mayor Craig Cates and Monroe County Mayor Pro-Tem Heather Carruthers attended along with representatives of …Read More

Revolutionary Letters on Love Lane

Key West’s Love Lane begins in the shadow of the public library on Fleming Street and runs south for a single block

Deadline Near for Emerging Writer Awards

Only two weeks remain to apply for our awards for emerging writers. Presented annually, the Joyce Horton Johnson Fiction Award, Scotti Merrill Memorial Award, and Marianne Russo Award recognize emerging writers of exceptional merit. Past winners include fiction writers Patricia Engel, Nami Mun, and Kristen-Paige Madonia; and poets George Green …Read More

Elmore Leonard: Seldom a Mystery

We note the passing, last month, of Elmore Leonard, acknowledged master of crime fiction and one of the most influential writers of his time. He was 87. Leonard joined us in Key West twenty-five years ago for the 1988 Seminar, “Whodunit? The Art & Tradition of Mystery Literature.” It was …Read More

Print under the Palms: of days & presses gone

Players are going to play, and writers are going to write, but once upon a time writers depended upon an arsenal of heavy machinery and skilled technicians to bring their words to readers’ eyes. Herewith, a tribute to the backstage heroes that brought prose to the island city back when …Read More

Daniel Menaker to teach Humor Workshop

We are very happy to announce that Daniel Menaker will rejoin our writers’ workshop faculty for January 2014. This brings the number of courses in our 2014 Writers’ Workshop Program to ten, our broadest offering yet. Menaker’s “The Art of Comic Writing” will cover humor in writing in all its …Read More

Final Chapter Keynote is Elizabeth George

Following on yesterday’s announcement that Sara Paretsky will deliver the keynote address for “Chapter One,” we are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth George will have keynote honors for the “Final Chapter” of the 2014 Key West Literary Seminar: The Dark Side. George is the acclaimed author of the Inspector Lynley …Read More

Chapter One Keynote is Sara Paretsky

We are excited to announce the selection of Sara Paretsky as the keynote speaker for the first session of the 2014 Key West Literary Seminar: The Dark Side. Paretsky revolutionized crime writing in 1982 when she introduced private investigator V.I. Warshawski in Indemnity Only. By creating a female investigator with …Read More