unspOILed – Sunday: Writers Speak for Florida’s Coast

Posted by Trish Riley, September 11, 2010

“We Floridians love our sandy beaches. How could it possibly be worth damaging the health of Florida’s number-one economic engine – our coasts – for short term gain promised by Big Oil?
In Unspoiled, 38 writers, scientists and students share their visions of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico coast, and reject the short-sighted proposition that our state should put its best resource at risk.”

Enjoy an afternoon with writers, poets and musicians responding to the recent oil spill on Sunday, September 12th at the Headquarters Library.

D.K. Roberts, Lola Haskins, Susan Cerulean, Erin Canter and Grace Jackson will share poetry, humor, and a little bit of rant, along with their abiding love of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico coast and its sea life. They will recount stories about our beautiful Gulf, and call for its protection. Professional Tallahassee musician Velma Frye will accompany the writers with stirring vocals and guitar. FSU oceanographer Dr. Jeff Chanton will present a short update on the extent and effects of the oil spill on Florida.

These writers–and 32 others–have toured from St. Petersburg to Apalachicola since early June. Don’t miss this Gainesville event! Free and open to the public. Books available for purchase and signing.

unspOILed – Writers Speak for Florida’s Coast.