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Thu, Jan 19


Seaside Assembly Hall

After-Hours Writing Night with Poet, Essayist, and Critic: Kristina M. Darling

Accountability. Encouragement. Validation. Support. Connection. Our “After-Hours” Writing Nights are designed for all this and more.

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 After-Hours Writing Night with Poet, Essayist, and Critic: Kristina M. Darling
 After-Hours Writing Night with Poet, Essayist, and Critic: Kristina M. Darling

Time & Location

Jan 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Seaside Assembly Hall, 168 Smolian Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

About the event

Come experience the more intimate side of Emerald Coast Storytellers: face to face, pen to paper, fingers to keys. For this month's event, we are so excited to partner up with the Seaside Institute and Escape To Create and welcome Kristina M. Darling; Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly and a 2023 Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge.

Part of the Artist-In-Residence program with Escape To Create, Dr. Darling will lead the After-Hours Writing Night. Come armed with your pens, journals, and laptop, and get ready to experience the journey of her prize-winning writing before launching into a writing prompt. 

The evening will begin with cocktail hour starting at 6 PM, with the event running from 7-9 PM. Wine and light bites will be available, so come thirsty (and hungry for more).

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Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty-nine books, which include Stylistic Innovation, Conscious Experience, and the Self in Modernist Womens Poetry, available from Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group; Daylight Has Already Come:  Selected Poems 2014 - 2020, which was published by Black Lawrence Press; Silence in Contemporary Poetry, which will be published in hardcover by Clemson University Press in the United States and Liverpool University Press in the United Kingdom; Silent Refusal:  Essays on Contemporary Feminist Writing, newly available from Black Ocean; Angel of the North, which is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry; and X Marks the Dress: A Registry (co-written with Carol Guess), which was just launched by Persea Books in the United States.  Penguin Random House Canada has also published a Canadian edition.

An expert consultant with the U.S. Fulbright Commission, Dr. Darling’s work has also been recognized with three residencies at Yaddo, where she has held the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet and the Howard Moss Residency in Poetry; eight residencies at the American Academy in Rome, where she has also served as an ambassador for recruitment; grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation and Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund; a Fundación Valparaíso fellowship to live and work in Spain; a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, funded by the Heinz Foundation; an artist-in-residence position at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris; two grants from the Whiting Foundation; a Faber Residency in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, which she received on two separate occasions; and an artist-in-residence position with the Andorran Ministry of Culture; among many other awards and honors.  Dr. Darling serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press & Tupelo Quarterly and teaches at the American University of RomeBorn and raised in the American Midwest, she now divides her time between the United States, Greece, and the Amalfi Coast.

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