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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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amanda Hadlock is an MFA candidate at Florida State University. She is originally from Missouri. She received her Master of Arts in English from Missouri State University, where she also worked as the Graduate Assistant for Moon City Press. Her nonfiction, fiction, and graphic narrative work has appeared in journals such as Hobart, Wigleaf, New Limestone Review, The Florida Review, The Lindenwood Review, and others.
  • Ben Perkins is earning his MFA in creative non-fiction writing at Florida State University. His work can be seen in the Tallahassee Democrat as well as on nymag.com, papermag.com and chicagotribune.com. He is working on a memoir.
  • Keri Miller received her MFA in creative writing from Florida State University. She is writing her debut novel which is set in a fictionalization of the nation’s largest retirement community: The Villages, Florida.
  • Keri Miller received her MFA in creative writing from Florida State University. She is writing her debut novel which is set in a fictionalization of the nation’s largest retirement community: The Villages, Florida.
  • Liesel Hamilton has received fellowships from George Mason University and the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center and is the coauthor of the book, Wild South Carolina (Hub City Press). You can find her work in Catapult, The Normal School, and Audubon, among other publications.
  • Phoebe Myers is a writer based in Tallahassee. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in outlets such as Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, Tricycle and Adelaide. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction at Florida State University where she instructs rhetoric and composition. Her work on a collection of essays interrogating myths of the American frontier through an ecological lens has also been supported by Art Farm Nebraska, which awarded her writing residencies for 2020 and 2021.
  • Phoebe Myers is a writer based in Tallahassee. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in outlets such as Aquifer: The Florida Review Online, Tricycle and Adelaide. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in creative nonfiction at Florida State University where she instructs rhetoric and composition. Her work on a collection of essays interrogating myths of the American frontier through an ecological lens has also been supported by Art Farm Nebraska, which awarded her writing residencies for 2020 and 2021.