Ann Browning Masters is a founding board member of the Los Floridanos Society, a heritage association for descendants of First Spanish Period settlers in St. Augustine. She is a long-time member of the Menorcan Cultural Society, a heritage association for descendants of Italian, Greek and Menorcan settlers who arrived in St. Augustine in 1777. She served on the Board of Directors of the St. Augustine Historical Society, and continues as a member of its Journal of History Editorial Board.
Floridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine was published by the Florida Historical Society in May 2015. Poetry from this collection has been published in anthologies and journals, read at literary and historical conferences, recognized at the Florida Folk Festival, and recorded for the Florida State Historical Archives. Dr. Masters continues to read from her writing on Floridanos and Menorcans in the Eckerd College Road Scholar program.
Ann Browning Masters will present during the Book Festival.
Presentation will be lead by Chris Bodor (photo), Kimmy Van Kooten, Michael Henry Lee, and Beverly A. Bell Kessler will present during the Book Festival.
Lynn Skapyak Harlin is a poet who made her living by selling her words as a freelance writer, photographer, and newspaper reporter. Her first published poem “War Waste” appeared in Time magazine, in 1970. Her poems have appeared in A.C. P.A.P.A, a literary journal, State Street Review, Arbus magazine, Section Eight magazine, Florida Speaks, Aquarian, deadpaper.org, ashandbones.com and many others. Her two chap books, Real Women Drive Trucks and Press One for More Options were published in 1997 by Closet Books. She is an editor who leads the Shantyboat Writers Workshop on her boat docked on the Trout River.
Lynn Skapyak Harlin will present during the Book Festival.
Darlyn Finch Kuhn is that rare animal – a Florida native. In addition to her two poetry collections (Red Wax Rose and Three Houses) Kuhn’s work has appeared in literary journals, newspapers, magazines and online. Her poems have been featured on Poetic Logic on the local NPR affiliate, and been read by Garrison Keillor on the Writers Almanac. She was interviewed on World Radio Paris. Kuhn is the eponymous “Scribbler,” of the Scribbles literary e-newsletter. She produces book trailer videos with her husband at Brad Kuhn & Associates in Orlando, Florida. Her debut novel, Sewing Holes, is available now from Twisted Road Publications, amazon.com, and wherever books are sold.
Darlyn Finch Kuhn will present during the Writers Conference.