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“The Dark Side”

—Free & Open to the Public—

the 32nd annual Key West Literary Seminar

January 12 & 19, 2014

This year’s Sunday afternoon sessions—open to the general public at no charge—recognize the extraordinary gift made by the Helmerich foundation in honor of Peggy V. Helmerich. We are honored to be among those who have benefited from the Helmerich Foundation’s game-changing support. Click here to learn more about this year’s speakers.

Seating at the free sessions is first-come, first-served. The line will begin forming around 1:30 and doors will open at 1:45.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street
Free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:45 pm.

  • 2:00-2:10 pm. Introduction. Miles Frieden, Executive Director
  • 2:10-2:20… Billy Collins
  • 2:20-2:50… Gillian Flynn: “What I Find In the Dark”
  • 2:50-3:20… Alexander McCall Smith: “Decent Villains”
  • 3:20-4:00… The Dark Side and the Restoration of Order: Stephen L. Carter, William Gibson, James W. Hall,  and John Sandford. Moderator: Jonathan Santlofer

Book Signings: Stephen L. Carter, Billy Collins, William Gibson, James W. Hall, John Sandford, Alexander McCall Smith

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street
Free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:45 pm.

  • 2:00-2:10 pm. Introduction. Miles Frieden, Executive Director
  • 2:10-2:20… Billy Collins
  • 2:20-2:40… John Banville: “The Maid Dies”
  • 2:40-3:00… Lee Child: “Going Back to Never Go Back”
  • 3:00-3:30… Elizabeth George: Writing “British Mystery” from the State of Washington
  • 3:30-4:15… The Joy of Genre: Telling A Story that Shines Light on the Dark. Lyndsay Faye, James W. Hall, William Kent Krueger, and Malla Nunn

Book Signings: John Banville, Billy Collins, Elizabeth George, Lyndsay Faye, James W. Hall, William Kent Krueger, Malla Nunn

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