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Get your Game of Thrones fix!

March 27, 2014
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Get your Game of Thrones fix!

George R. R. Martin, the lord of snail-paced writing, has just released a chapter that will be featured in his next novel, Winds of Winter. Each chapter is always written from the perspective of one character, and this one is a crowd favorite. We’re not going to say who it is, you need to...
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Poet Charles Simic gives reading and free master class tonight at Rollins

February 6, 2014
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Poet Charles Simic gives reading and free master class tonight at Rollins

As the first event of this year’s Winter With the Writers literary festival, poet Charles Simic appears tonight at Bush Auditorium on the campus of Rollins College. From 4-5:30pm, Simic conducts a master class, which is free and open to the public. At 7pm, he’ll read, be interviewed onstage, and sign books for the...
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Bloomsday comes to Orlando

June 10, 2013
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Bloomsday comes to Orlando

John King of the Drunken Odyssey podcast brings Bloomsday to the Gallery at Avalon Island in downtown, for a night filled with “the … uncensored sensations of Dublin in 1904.”
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YA author Jenny Torres Sanchez releases new book at Alafaya Library

May 31, 2013
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YA author Jenny Torres Sanchez releases new book at Alafaya Library

We reviewed popular YA author (and former Orlando high school teacher) Jenny Torres Sanchez’s first novel, The Downside of Being Charlie, last year, but with Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia, Sanchez has hit her stride.
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Local writers featured in Functionally Literate reading series

May 9, 2013
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Local writers featured in Functionally Literate reading series

May’s event features King, Philip F. Deaver, Enid Shomer and Monica Wendel as your keen panel of writers hoping to draw literary aficionados out of their individual circles and into a broader community of engaged readers.
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May 4 is Free Comic Book Day!

May 3, 2013
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May 4 is Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 4 – Free Comic Book Day various stores freecomicbookday.com We think it’s fantastic how everybody gets a custom-made holiday these days. Administrative Professionals Day, a recent upgrade in respect from the old Secretaries Day, happened just last week, as did Record Store Day, a day for those who see the value in...
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Sex it up with Spank – The Fifty Shades Parody at the Plaza Live

April 28, 2013
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Sex it up with Spank – The Fifty Shades Parody at the Plaza Live

The touring production, starring lovers Hugh Hanson and Tasha Woode, spoofs E.L. James’ fictional series through rib-tickling singing bits and a G-rated striptease.
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Author Azar Nafisi featured in Rollins College’s Winter With the Writers

February 27, 2013
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Author Azar Nafisi featured in Rollins College’s Winter With the Writers

Nafisi, who finally left Iran in the mid-1990s, wrote about this experience and the impact this exercise had on the lives of these oppressed women in her bestselling memoir Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, which spent 117 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and earned Nafisi a reputation as...
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Was Atticus Finch Just Another Victim?

February 20, 2013
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Was Atticus Finch Just Another Victim?

Local Circuit Judge Bob LeBlanc will handle the “judging” duties, while representatives from both the public defender’s office and the State Attorney’s Office will (re)make the Robinson case.
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Author Rebekah McCloud leads Guided Walking Tour of Black Churches

February 20, 2013
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Author Rebekah McCloud leads Guided Walking Tour of Black Churches

After a presentation at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center on the often overlooked history of the African-American experience in Winter Park, McCloud will lead a brief walking tour of three nearby churches.
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