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Functionally Literate

Readings by Portuguese author Jacinto Lucas Pires, Caroline Walker of the Kerouac Project and poet Terri Witek

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Venue: The Gallery at Avalon Island
Address: 39 S. Magnolia Ave.
Phone: ()
Tags: literary
Price: free
 

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The latest installment of this roughly quarterly reading series has some Portuguese flavor – not just from the Brazilian Bem Bom food truck that will be parked in the alley next to the Gallery at Avalon Island. Novelist Jacinto Lucas Pires visits from Lisbon on his way to the Miami Book Fair; neophyte novelist Caroline Walker is the fall 2013 Kerouac House writer-in-residence; and poet/Stetson professor Terri Witek links the two, being an American writer who collaborates regularly with Brazilian visual artist Cyriaco Lopes and runs a workshop at the annual Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon. Disquiet is where Functionally Literate co-organizer Jared Silvia met Pires, and oddly enough, Witek; after suggesting Pires swing through Orlando on his way to Miami, Silvia invited Witek as well because “she has an interesting ‘bridging’ perspective on Portugal and the U.S.” Silvia adds, “Our goal at this point is just to keep bringing authors here to see the great place Orlando truly is, and to share all the exciting authors we’ve collectively run into during our travels with the highly intelligent, very receptive Orlando audience.” Considering the crowds Functionally Literate regularly attracts, seems they’re onto something. – Jessica Bryce Young

 
 

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