event coverage

L I T T O R A L : the journal of the Key West Literary Seminar

By London Griffith
The warm humid sunny morning acted as a comforting hug as Tananarive Due took the stage to discuss her latest work, The Reformatory with Regis M. Fox. Due’s openness and willingness to discuss her latest work was only dwarfed by her remarkable personal journey…

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By Annette Holmstrom
“I didn’t know Florida was supposed to be strange until I left Florida,” Dantiel W. Moniz said, during Friday’s panel Floridians Abroad: Crafting Home After You’ve Left It Behind…

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By Luke Fredland
On Friday, Craig Pittman moderated Lily Brooks-Dalton, Lauren Groff, and Jeff VanderMeer in a wide-ranging and eloquent discussion of the difficulties, tactics, and responsibilities of fiction that addresses the climate crisis…

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By London Griffith
“If you’re a humor columnist and you don’t come to Key West, you’re an idiot.” Thus the raucous and anticipated talk by Dave Barry cemented itself as the most entertaining, if not the physically hottest event of the day…

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By Kyla Shoemaker
“I thought if you had a boat and a bicycle, it [Key West] would have just been a great place to grow up.”

Speaking about his new book Wrecker, Carl Hiaasen sat in front of over 800 Key West High School students and staff on Friday morning…

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By Catherine Manfra
On this bright, balmy Friday afternoon in Key West, Gilbert King cleared the air about some of Florida’s shady history. Mr. King began by recognizing that while he typically begins many of his talks with a dark tone because of the very sunny day he was going to do the opposite…

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By Catherine Manfra
On this gloomy Thursday, the weather did not keep the crowd away from attending the opening of the 41st annual Key West Literary Seminar held at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater.

Arlo Haskell, executive director for the Key West Literary Seminar made sure that the event began on time…

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By Yael Valencia Aldana
On Saturday afternoon, a few hundred literary souls braved the unusually cold weather and a stiff biting breeze for the event, When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness, Cornelius Eady and Rowan Ricardo Phillips in conversation. I love these events as it gives us access to literary royalty.
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