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2016 Event Guide & Information

Wander from venue to venue. Have a drink. Come hear a playwright, then a poet, then a novelist, and in the process visit a pub, a coffeehouse, the offices of Jacksonville magazine. Buy a t-shirt, nosh on some snacks, and listen to a poet in the shaded back courtyard of a Riverside bungalow. And do it all in any order you want.

Choose your own adventure. At Park & King. In the heart of Riverside.

*Each venue will host two writers who alternate at the half hour. For example, if Emily Dickinson and H.P. Lovecraft share Silver Cow Watering Hole as a venue, Dickinson might perform at 3 pm, Lovecraft at 3:30, Dickinson at 4 pm, and so on.


Also, don't forget the after party at CoRK Arts Disctrict, 2689 Rosselle Street.  The 12th of November, 2016. $10 admission. 

Eat Southern-inspired delicious grub offered free (and for as long as it lasts!) from FOLKFOOD. Listen to acoustic jazz from the OUIJA BROTHERS and see some of the amazing art created by the CoRK artists. 

Student Showcase: 2 - 3 pm

Il Desco

Madeline Windsor, Joshua Tenpenny, Marvin Simmons Jr., Bella Hughes, Josh Tremble, Rebecca Hersh, Alexis Couture, Mike Hesson, and Micah Fisher


Main Event: 3 pm - 6 pm 


Beer:30, 1271 King Street

Caleb Sarvis “Broken Record Nostalgia: Stories: (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Matthew Lany “Beginning, Middle, and End: Transplant (a novel)” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


Cool Moose Café & Bistro, 2708 Park Street

Emily K. Michael “Border Talk: Writing as Negotiation” (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Andres Rojas “A Sea of Troubles to Cross: Migrant Poems” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


Flaire Celebrations, 2762 Park Street

Marisella Veiga “Cuban Floridians: On Exile” (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Frances Driscoll “Splashes of Post-Traumatic Stress” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


Il Desco Italian Restaurant – 2665 Park Street

Katherine Espano “The Infinity Bloom” (3:00 pm, 4:30 pm)

Tim Gilmore “Devil in the Baptist Church: Bob Gray’s Unholy Trinity” (3:30 pm,  5:00 pm)

Heather Peters “Superstitions” (4:00 pm,  5:30 pm)


Jacksonville Magazine, 1261 King Street

RaeJeana Brooks “Black Sand, Pink Salt” (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm,  5:00 pm)

Joe Flowers “Rendered Stories: From Jellyfish to John Hinkley Jr.” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


Nourish: A Juice Café, 1510 King Street

Fred Dale “The Cockroach Talks to His Leg (and Other Odd Perspectives) (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Marcus Pactor “Begat Who Begat Who Begat: New Stories” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


Riverside Liquors, 1251 King Street

Jeff Whipple “Organized Air: Performances” (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Liz Gibson “The Tree Asks, ‘Y’” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm,  5:30 pm)


Silver Cow, 1506 King Street

Mark Stewart “Self-Discovery: Choices and Constraints (Readings from Two Novels)” (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Sean T. Smith “Readings from Novels: Enjoy the Apocalypse!” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


Sunday Tattoo, 2774 Park Street

Jim Alabiso “Readings from All the Angels Come” (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Sohrab Fracis “Readings from the Timely New Novel Go Home” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


The Mazer, 1508 King Street

Grant Kittrell "Let's Sit Down, Figure This Out: Prose Poems" (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Bill Ectric "Small Town Paranormal" (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


True-Blue Hair Studio – 2663 Park Street

Johnny Masiulewicz “Poetry Anxious and Patronizing” (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm)

Nan Kavanaugh “White Gloved: The First Chapter of a Novel” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)


Whiteway Conference Room, 2nd Floor, accessible through lobby at 2720 Park Street

Ebony Payne-English “Secrets of Ma’at” (3:00 pm, 4:00 pm,  5:00 pm)

Tricia Booker “Do You Want Him to Call the Police (and Other Questions I’ve Reluctantly Asked My Little Boy)” (3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm)



After-party:CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle Street 


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CoRK Art District

2689 Rosselle St.

6:30 - 9:30 pm


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