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2445 San Diego Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207

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    Inaugural poet, Richard Blanco

    The Douglas Anderson Writers' Festival welcomes renowned poet and memoirist, Richard Blanco, as our 2016 Co-headlining author.

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    Award-winning novelist, Ron Carlson

    The Douglas Anderson Writers' Festival welcomes award-winning writer, Ron Carlson, as our 2016 Co-headlining author.

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    Advancing Craft

    We differentiate our writing workshops by creating an opportunity for actual writing within the workshop experience with a focus on the generation of new work.

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    Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

    For the 14th Douglas Anderson Writers’ Festival we will return to the event’s original home, the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts campus.

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    Festival Authors

    The Douglas Anderson Writers' Festival welcomes all of our award-winning authors.

A gathering for writers of all ages to advance their craft Saturday, March 5th, 2016

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Writers

Our festival features a series of all day, hands-on writing workshops conducted by nationally renowned authors in celebration of the printed word. Click through to get a glimpse of this year's impressive line-up!

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Workshops

Plan your day in advance by reading through our unique selection of offerings which include workshops on poetic craft, fiction technique, creative nonfiction, journalism, spoken word performance, and publication.

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Venue

This year's festival will return to its original home, the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts’ campus. Get a glimpse into the extraordinary environment students of the program have access to as members of this unique arts community.

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Book Reviews and Writer Spotlights

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Put This On, Please

Trowbridge’s book contains poems from five of his previous collections.
William Trowbridge’s Put This On, Please: …

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Ship of Fool

Trowbridge’s collection focuses on the fool archetype.
William Trowbridge’s Ship of Fool consists primarily of poems about …

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The Prince of Los Cocuyos

Blanco’s memoir discusses his childhood in Miami.
A poignant, hilarious, and inspiring memoir from the first …

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Miss Fuller

Bernard’s first novel explores the life of Margaret Fuller, feminist and journalist.
She was the most …

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House of Sand and Fog

Dubus’s book was a finalist for the National Book Award and a choice for Oprah’s …