Martin County Library System Press Releases

October 8, 2009

Nationally Recognized Authors to Read at Blake!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                       

DATE:  OCTOBER 8, 2009                                                                                               

CONTACT:  PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/221-1403                      






WHO:                    Martin County Library System and Florida International University, cosponsors


WHAT:                 FIU Writers’ ConferenceFaculty Author Readings


Ten nationally recognized authors will read from their works 7:00-8:00 p.m. October 22-24 in the John F. Armstrong Wing of the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, as part of the 2009 FIU Writers’ Conference, co-sponsored by the Martin County Library System and Florida International University. The nightly readings by participating conference faculty writers and poets are free and open to the public. Books will be available for sale and signing.  


The lineup includes Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and memoirist Madeleine Blais, poet and WW Norton Editor Jill Bialosky, award winning fiction writer Matthew Sharpe, Inkwell Management founding partner Kim Witherspoon, Akashic Books Editor and Publisher Johnny Temple, and best-selling novelist Debra Dean.  FIU faculty include prose writers John Dufresne, Lynne Barrett, and Dan Wakefield and poets Denise Duhamel and Campbell McGrath. Conference director is novelist and historian Les Standiford, head of the FIU Creative Writing Program.


Registrations will be accepted for daytime classes held at the Hutchinson Island Marriott up to the day of the conference.  For details call 305-919-5857 or go to MCLS cardholders receive a $25 discount on registration fee. 


Schedule of free readings:

Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.:



Friday, Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.:


WHEN:                 Thursday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


WHERE:              Blake Library, John F. Armstrong Wing, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart


HOW:                    Nightly faculty readings are free and open to the public.


For more information or to learn more about the Martin County Library System call 772-221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any branch  library or visit the library Web site,








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