October 3, 2011

Tigertail Launches Florida Flash.

Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Florida Flash Reading & Book Launch

Monday, October 17, 2011, 
8:00 pm
Books & Books, 
265 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida

Tigertail takes great pleasure in launching Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Florida Flash. This ninth edition of Tigertail's annual publication is edited by noted author Lynne Barrett. About the book, Barrett writes, "The ninth edition of Tigertail's annual publication moves into prose to explore the edges and overlaps between lyrical and narrative approaches in Tigertail, A South Florida Annual: Florida Flash. Fifty-four authors with connections to Florida contribute prose poetry, flash fiction, and flash nonfiction. For each piece, editor Lynne Barrett set a maximum word count of 305—a number representing the original South Florida area code as well as the limits of a single page—and the result is an exuberant collection that captures both scintillant moments and the faceted turnings of memory." Many of the book's 54 authors will participate in the evening's reading. The cover of the book is by Miami visual artist Brian Reedy.

Lynne Barrett is the award-winning author of the story collections The Secret Names of Women, The Land of Go, and, most recently, Magpies. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals. She has received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best mystery story from the Mystery Writers of America, the Moondance International Film Festival award for Best Short story, and fellowships from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.

Many of the book's contributors have been included in previous volumes of Tigertail's annual, and three of them were editors of previous editions. The 54 writers include: Elisa Albo, Jill Allen, David Beaty, Kacee Belcher, Peter Borrebach, Joe Clifford, J.J. Colagrande, Michael Creeden, Jim Daniels, Denise Delgado, Tom DeMarchi, John Dufresne, Denise Duhamel, Andrea Dulanto, Patricia Engel, John W. Evans, Clifford Paul Fetters, Corey Ginsberg, J. David Gonzalez, Lola Haskins, Nathan Hill, Susan Hubbard, Amy Lynn Hughes, Jen Karetnick, N.M. Kelby, Dave Landsberger, Susan Lilley, Christopher Louvet, Kelly Luce, Jamie May, Campbell McGrath, Molly McGreevy, Peter Meinke, Elizabeth Miller, Jim Miller, Jesse Millner, Lyn Millner, Diane Mooney, Lauren Doyle Owens, Yaddyra Peralta, Geoffrey Philp, Laura Richardson, Katherine Riegel, Hugo Rodriguez, Max Ruback, Richard Ryal, Mary Jane Ryals, Dariel Suarez, Ira Sukrungruang, Michael Trammell, Emma Trelles, Ian Vasquez, Elizabeth Vondrak and Norma Watkins.

Tigertail is edited each year by a different guest editor(s), and invited to create a distinctive edition by choosing writing that echoes his or her own personal enthusiasms and concerns.

This book is made possible through support from Aquarius Press; Books & Books; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Miami-Dade Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners and Vortex Communications.

John Kramel, Tigertail Productions
305 479 0915 (cell)
305 324 4337

Tigertail's 2011/2012 Season is made possible by community partners and supporters including: Aquarius Press; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; Biscayne Times; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; The Children's Trust; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of Brazil; Consulate General of the Netherlands; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Florida Dance Association; Funding Arts Network; The Galler Group; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; John S. & James L. Knight Foundation; JPMorgan Chase; MiamiArtZine; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the Metlife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network with major funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency), Altria, MetLife Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation; Pridelines; Publix Super Markets Charities; Safe Schools South Florida; Sain-Orr Royak DeForest Steadman Foundation; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Sleepless Night; South Arts; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; The Miami Foundation; VSA Florida; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM; Wells Fargo and our many private supporters.

For information and a full schedule of season activities, visit www.tigertail.org or call Tigertail Productions at 305 324 4337. Also see Tigertail's Facebook page for occasional updates – www.facebook.com/tigertailmiami.

Tigertail Productions   
842 NW Ninth Court   
Miami, Florida 33136   
305 324 4337  

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