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City of Writers

Website Launch Party

On Monday, Feb. 15, poet laureate Peter Meinke and a team of local authors will help launch the “City of Writers” website. This free event will be hosted by The Studio@620, at 620 First Ave. South, in St. Pete.    A 5:00 p.m business meeting will be followed by public readings -- appropriately at 6:20 p.m.  Snacks and drinks will be available.    Peter Meinke will read from his collection Lines from Neuchatel followed by an all-star team of local authors, each of whom will perform a 5-minute reading. 

These include:  

  • Jeff Klinkenberg, feature writer and author
  • Pedro Jarquin, spoken word artist
  • Sam French, young playwright 
  • Aleesha Harris, spoken word artist
  • Lane DeGregory, Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer
  • Margo Hammond, author and critic
  • Dewey Davis Thompson, playwright
  •  Stephanie Hayes, St. Petersburg Times reporter and Deal Diva
  • Sheramy Bundrick, novelist  
  • Bob Devin Jones, Studio @620

The Poynter Institute’s Roy Peter Clark will serve as the immoderate moderator.    He says, “Bring your friends!  Join this City of Writers!”  

See photos from the event here, thanks to Jeanne Meinke

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