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Local Fires: A Reading by Four Local Writers

  • Third House Books & Coffee 113 North Main Street Gainesville, FL, 32601 United States (map)

Third House Books presents Local Fires: Readings by 4 local writers.

Herbert DuPree is the author of a collection of poems titled Armegeddon. He received his M.A. from the University of Cincinnati and attended the University of Michigan and the University of Florida. He has served in educational administration for over 20 years. In June 1998, Herbert DuPree was honored by "The 100 Black Men of Gainesville." Copies of his book are available at Third House Books & Coffee.

Marianne Mckey is a graduate from The New School's MFA program in creative writing. Concentrating in fiction, her work can be found at The Los Angeles Review, Storm Cellar, and She//Folk. In 2010, Fiction Fix nominated Marianne for a Pushcart Prize. She currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Andrew Donovan is a poet working and living in Gainesville, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Florida’s MFA program, and his work has most recently appeared in the Mondegreen, Cartridge Lit, New Republic, and The Miami Rail.

Blake-Alexandria Collins is a Gainesville native, a social scientist, a musician, and a poet. Though her love of art manifests itself in various forms, her favorite by far is in poetry and prose. In her spare time, Blake likes to play video games, cuddle with her two black cats, and think about space. She draws inspiration for her poetry from science, especially biology and psychology. As a result, most of her writing reflects scientific themes and concepts.