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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.

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  • Fatmire Ahmeti is an MFA student from New Jersey. Her research and writing interests circle the intersection of history, politics, and all things Albanian.
  • Tiffany Palumbo is a third year MFA student studying creative nonfiction at Florida State University. When she is not writing, she can usually be found sharing photos of her three cats, whether you like it or not. More of her work can be found at TiffanyPalumboWrites.com.
  • Aimee Seu is a current PhD student at FSU. Her first collection of poetry Velvet Hounds, was published through Akron University's poetry Prize in 2020. She is currently working on a collection of nonfiction vignettes.
  • Fatmire Ahmeti is an MFA student from New Jersey. Her research and writing interests circle the intersection of history, politics, and all things Albanian.
  • Tiffany Palumbo is a third year MFA student studying creative nonfiction at Florida State University. When she is not writing, she can usually be found sharing photos of her three cats, whether you like it or not. More of her work can be found at TiffanyPalumboWrites.com.
  • Dr. David M. Valladares received his double bachelor’s in English and History from the University of Florida. In the summer of 2002, he had the opportunity to study Victorian Literature at Cambridge University. Since being at Florida State University, he earned his master's and Ph.D. in history and his Master's in Literature.
  • Tiffany Palumbo is a third year MFA student studying creative nonfiction at Florida State University. When she is not writing, she can usually be found sharing photos of her three cats, whether you like it or not. More of her work can be found at TiffanyPalumboWrites.com.
  • Fatmire Ahmeti is an MFA student from New Jersey. Her research and writing interests circle the intersection of history, politics, and all things Albanian.
  • Tiffany Palumbo is an MFA student at Florida State University. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she both loves and is confused by Floridian culture. She mostly writes memoir, mostly. Her work can be found at TiffanyPalumboWrites.com, and on social media @PretentiousWriter.
  • Maisha Hossain is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has completed her MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland and is currently pursuing her PhD in creative nonfiction at Florida State University. Her published works have appeared in Panjeree Publications, Blackbird Anthology by QUB and Poet’s Choice. Her interest lies in postcolonial literature and women’s writing, and she is presently working on an anthology of short stories centering Bangladeshi women.