2009 Evening Reading Series

January 9, 2009

Fifth Annual Writers in Paradise – January 17-25, 2009

Readings will begin at 8:00 PM and will be followed by author signing. Books are available for sale. All readings to take place in Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Wine and cheese reception in lobby of Miller auditorium prior to each reading from 7:30-8:00 PM.  The Writers in Paradise Evening Reading Series events are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. For further information contact Christine Caya at 727-864-7994 or cayacr@eckerd.edu

Evening Reading Series

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Stewart O’Nan

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Peter Meinke & Les Standiford

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ann Hood & Sterling Watson

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tom Perrotta & Scott Ward

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

No Readings

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jill Bialosky, Nahid Rachlin and Helen Wallace

Friday, January 23, 2009

Michael Koryta & Laura Lippman

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dennis Lehane


Best-Selling Novelist Dennis Lehane Protects Kids with Novel-Tee Shirts

January 9, 2009

Dennis Lehane, whose newly released THE GIVEN DAY has already appeared at the top of numerous best-seller lists, has joined forces with PROTECT to produce a series of T-shirts based on his previous best-sellers and raise money for America’s first political lobby for child protection.

Not only can fans join Kenzie & Gennaro Investigation, they can also become a member of Shutter Island‘s Ashecliffe Hospital and enjoy the more pleasant memories of Mystic River‘s Hurley’s Drive-In.

PROTECT’s Novel-Tee program raises funds by offering readers T-shirts that look like they’re from some of their favorite novels by their favorite authors. Andrew Vachss, Chuck Klosterman, Joe R. Lansdale and Nick Hornby all have offered shirts through the program.

T-shirts sell for $25 (retail) plus shipping or $13 (wholesale to bookstores). All funds raised through this program go to support PROTECT.

To order the shirts and wear you in-the-know status visit www.10ap.com. Learn more about PROTECT at www.protect.org.


PROTECT, The National Association to PROTECT children, is a national pro-children, anti-crime membership association dedicated to providing political strength and leadership for the protection of abused, exploited, and neglected children. We are founded on the belief that our first and most sacred obligation as parents, citizens, and members of the human species is the protection of children from harm. We believe that this must be done with the same formidable resources and seriousness of purpose with which we defend our other vital interests, whether financial, constitutional or ideological. PROTECT is structured as an IRS social welfare organization, or 501 (c)(4).

Dennis Lehane is the co-director of the Writers in Paradise writers’ conference.

Frederick Greenhalgh

January 9, 2009

WIP Alumnus Frederick Greenhalgh has been busy dramatizing and producing short stories for audio with full sound effects and music, which you can find and listen to at: http://www.finalrune.com

Check it out!

Angie Jones

January 9, 2009

Great news from WIP Alumna, Angie Jones. Her poem “First Taste of War” was awarded honorable mention in New Millennium Writings’ Winter 2007-08 poetry contest and was published in New Millennium Writings 2008-09.

Congratulations, Angie!