Lectores returns to the University of Tampa

UT keeps the time-honored Tampa tradition of spoken word literature alive.

Lectores returns to the University of Tampa - CATHY SALUSTRI
Cathy Salustri
Lectores returns to the University of Tampa

Over at the University of Tampa, the MFA program honors the Tampa cigar-rolling tradition of lectores, men who would read to the rollers. These men read everything from the daily paper to the classics. In present day, the Lectores series features popular, talented writers and UT invites everyone — not only cigar rollers — to hear them. This year's schedule includes poet and novelist Kazim Ali, (Sky Ward, The Far Mosque, Quinn's Passage and The Disappearance of Seth), June 14; author Sonya Huber (Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir), June 15; novelist Don Morrill (Beaut) and author Corrinna Vallianatos (My Escape), June 16; United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, June 17; poet Juliana Gray (Honeymoon Palsy) and novelist Stefan Kiesbye (Your House is on Fire, Your Children All Gone), June 19; novelist SJ Sindu (Marriage of a Thousand Lies), June 20; and essayist Elizabeth Engelman ("Mother Tongue") and novelist Jessica Anthony (The Convalescent), June 21.

University of Tampa, Vaughn Center, 9th floor, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa | June 14-21: 7:30 p.m. | ut.edu/mfacw/lectores 

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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