Susan Lilley and Friends: Orlando’s Poet Laureate and local writers.

Orlando’s first Poet Laureate, the acclaimed writer Susan Lilley, brings her unique style of approachable, lyrical narrative poetry to the Timucua stage, Joining the Rita Dove Poetry Award winner are poets Laura Sobbott Ross, Cecilia Milanes, Ashley Inguanta, Obi Nwakanma, Amy Watkins, Laureate finalist Terry Ann Thaxton and Terry Godbey.

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Southeast Sister Cities Reading Tour – Jax visits Orlando

The concept is simple. Our writers read in your town. Then your writers read in our town. Everybody wins!

Jacksonville writers reading in Orlando are: Sohrab Homi Fracis, Tim Gilmore, Laura Hoffman, Matt Lany, Andres Rojas, and Nikesha Elise Williams. Orlando writers hosting and reading are: Shawn Welcome and Tod Caviness.

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Functionally Literate + Housewifes @ Timucua

Art Show: 5pm

NOTE: Though the reading portion of the event is sold out, the art show (5pm-7pm) is still open to everyone with no RSVP required. We encourage you to attend the art show and stick around after in case seats open up for the reading. We will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Reading: SOLD OUT. 7:30pm (RSVP required for the reading, limited seating)

Entry: free

Please bring food or wine to share.

A collaborative event by Orlando feminist artist collective Housewifes and Functionally Literate, the reading series of local publisher Burrow Press. The event will transform the White House space into an immersive multimedia art show / literary reading featuring 16 accomplished, local and national artists.

Writers: Cathleen Bota, Teresa Carmody (Maison Femme), Rita Ciresi (Second Wife), Brianna Johnson, Clarity Rose Thorne, and Terri Witek (The Rape Kit).

Artists: Lavett Ballard, Jessica Earley, Candy Gonzalez, Angélica Maria Millán Lozano, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz Klotz, Rosemarie Romero, Kira Gondeck-Silvia, Kayte Terry, Chelsey VanderVliet, and Lin VanderVliet.

Sponsored in part by Rollins’ Master of Liberal Studies program