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  • Open for registration: a poetry workshop led by Kerouac House writer-in-residence Annemarie Ní Churreáin. These events tend to sell out quickly. Reserve your place now.
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Recent Blog Posts

On My Mind
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Several articles about the relationship we have with our minds drew my attention this week. 1. Sion Dayson, who some of you will remember from her “Getting Unstuck” workshop here, wrote a beautiful piece about her stay at Kerouac House. “My … Read More

Florida Book Awards Call for Entries
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The Florida Book Awards has kicked off its ninth annual competition with a call to writers for entries in nine categories. Established in 2006 and now the most comprehensive state book awards program in the nation, the contest recognizes and … Read More

Top Books for Writers
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As you can see, the shelves in my office are overflowing with books about writing. They are some of the tools of my trade as a writer, editor, and website designer, and I keep them alongside antique carpentry tools that … Read More