Create to Discover

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Fully formed work for an artist is pretty much a misnomer. Personally, some pieces flow out like water, while others feel like constipation. Like so many artists, one way or another, it will come out of me; it’s a matter of how it will come out, and what I will do with it that makes […]

Author Interview: David James Poissant: The Heaven of Animals

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David James Poissant is the author of The Heaven of Animals: Stories (Simon & Schuster, 2014), winner of the 2015 GLCA New Writers Award, the Silver Medal for fiction from the Florida Book Awards, and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize. The Heaven of Animals has been longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, named an Amazon Best Book […]

The Untold Story

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A TED talk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The danger of a single story, is on my mind. There isn’t one story to tell, but thousands of different narratives that need to be told. What is crucial to the storytelling craft, is becoming aware of what isn’t known, and how that needs to be told. […]

Author Interview: David James Poissant

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David James Poissant is the author of The Heaven of Animals: Stories (Simon & Schuster, 2014), winner of the 2015 GLCA New Writers Award, the Silver Medal for fiction from the Florida Book Awards, and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize. The Heaven of Animals has been longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, named an Amazon Best Book […]

Otis’ Photography Exhibit

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On April 23rd Naples Daily News published an article written by Chris Silk about my exhibit. Silk wrote, “Otis photographs extreme close-ups of the inside of flowers at nighttime using a macro lens and a flash, then enlarges and prints the photos onto canvas.” Because of the interest the exhibit has generated, South Regional Library […]

Christine Otis’ Flower Exhibit

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Christine Otis’ flower photographs will be exhibited at the South Regional Library in Naples, Florida. This collection represents the beautiful colors that arrive with spring: the brilliant red and soft pink tulips, as well as the vibrant purple of crocuses, along with the deep blue and rich green of a hydrangea are highlighted in some […]

Author Interview: Steve Almond

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Steve Almond is the author of several books of fiction and non-fiction, most recently Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, which critics are calling “perhaps the funniest and most pointless book ever written.” He is at work on a big dumb novel that you will never read, but you’ll enjoy it like so many of his […]