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Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

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    Emerging Writers

    Our festival is focused on engaging emerging writers in our community, as well as reaching out to the greater writing community in the Southeast.

A gathering of writers to advance craft

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Featured Authors

Our first featured writer is poet Richard Blanco, whose many honors include the Agnes Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press, the Beyond Margins Award from the PEN American Center, the Paterson Poetry Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, and two Maine Literary Awards.

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We pride ourselves in offering an environment focused on craft-oriented workshops for both established and emerging writers. Take advantage of the wide range of workshop offerings and spend the day writing and learning, delighting in the written word.

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About Us

The Douglas Anderson Writer’s Festival is the only remaining student-focused festival in the state of Florida. From secondary students to senior citizens, the festival provides an excellent opportunity for community writers and local artists to grow in an atmosphere that fosters a love of good writing.

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