Fresh Picked Prose

Sundays at 5:18 pm

Along with cotton and corn, pecans and pines, the rich soil of north Florida is good for writers. At Florida State University, we raise a good crop every year: memoirists, short story writers, essayists, novelists, journalists, cross-over poets--it's a delicious mix. Some of these young practitioners are doing degrees in Creative Writing; some aren't. Some have published; some haven't--yet. A few will become famous. Have a listen on Sundays at 5.18 pm and be astonished at how much luxuriant growth can be packed into a two-minute story.

Fresh Picked Prose: Sandie Hanna "Feelings"

Jul 21, 2016

Sandie Hanna is a local educator.

Misha Buchanon is a 20-year-old transfer student at FSU, hailing from one of the most enigmatic and unsettlingly "Florida" places in Florida: Polk county. They have been writing as a hobby for a little over 12 years, with a Bachelors degree in creative writing in-progress. Post-graduation, they plan to enter the JET program in order to teach English overseas before pursuing the start of their own publishing company for young adult fiction.

Skyler Evans is a dual-degree seeking student in Creative Writing and Communications at FSU. She aspires to write children's literature, and will be interning this summer with the non-profit, "First Book."

Zachary Olsen is a rising Senior, studying creative writing at Florida State University.

Jessye Scott is a creative writing major at FSU, where she serves as the poetry editor for The Kudzu Review. Her work has previously been published in The Quotable and she was the winner of the 2016 Florida Voices Writing Contest in prose.

Sharon Szmuc was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Miami, Florida when she was five years old. She knew she wanted to be a writer since the fourth grade and since then she began to write short stories and diary entries about her family, friends and love interests. She is currently a staff writer for Her Campus FSU and College Magazine. She is majoring in Creative Writing and Communication and Media Studies. She is graduating in Spring 2016 and hopes to continue to inspire and learn from other writers.

Fresh Picked Prose: Daniella Linares “KFC”

May 29, 2016

Daniella Linares is a 20-something year-old student at Florida State University, working on degrees in Creative Writing and History. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Creative Writing, and who knows? She might even write a book at some point. Maybe.

CD Davidson-Hiers is a junior at FSU majoring in Creative Writing and French. She's from a small rural town near Pensacola where the first red light was recently installed. Despite this making waves in the local community, CD looks more toward the future when, this summer, she will be disappearing into the French countryside.

Nick Reed “Aurora Music”

Sydney Kleckner is a junior at Florida State University majoring in Creative Writing. After graduating, she’s caring for elephants in Thailand before getting her Master’s in Social Work. This summer, she’s doing a semester abroad in Paris and now dreams about French cheese at night.

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