gianna russo

poet, writer, editor & teacher

Readings and Upcoming Events

I’m so thrilled that I was invited by my friend Bob Kunzinger to make a video reading for his series A View from this Wilderness. What a wonderful gift during our pandemic stay-at-home. I hope you’re enjoying nature, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNLCPOzDHnc

I’ll be reading with Madville Publishing at the AWP conference in San Antonio, Texas, March 4-7. Exact reading time will be published in the conference schedule. https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/schedule_overview_offsite

I was a featured reader at the Times Festival of Reading. https://www.tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading-authors/

I read for the launch of One House Down on Oct. 2, 2019. A memorable evening!

My INTERVIEW with SWEET will posted on August 29, 2019. Thanks and big sugar to our most delectable lit mag!

https://sweetlit.com/blog/

WILD GIFTS: A READING BY SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY FACULTY

September 18, 2019 7PM at Saint Leo in Selby Auditorium

This is the third year that my creative writing colleagues and I have gotten together to present recent work to our Saint Leo community. I’ll be joined by Patrick Crerand, Steven Kistulentz, Anne Barngrover and Brooke King.

BOOK LAUNCH OF ONE HOUSE DOWN

Wed. Oct. 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm at The University of Tampa Music Room

I can’t wait to share my new book with you!

OTHER WORDS CONFERENCE

October 24-26, 2019 at The University of Tampa

https://www.floridarts.org/new-page-3

The Annual Conference of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition. Madville Publishing will host a reading, I’ll participate in a panel and I’ll MC the final reading by YellowJacket Press. Wow!

TIMES FESTIVAL OF READING

SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2019

https://www.tampabay.com/expos/festival-of-reading/

I’m so pleased to be a part of the central Florida tradition in celebration of the written word, sponsored by The Tampa Bay Times. I’m not sure yet of the exact time of my reading, but I’ll update you all when I know.

PREVIOUS READINGS:

  • OTHER WORDS CONFERENCE
    The Annual Conference of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition
    Oct. 11-13, 2018, The University of Tampa;    I will be presenting on a panel called “Water, Wind & Weather: What It Means To Be a Florida Poet.”

    Also, YellowJacket Press will be reading.

  • http://www.floridarts.org/other-words-conference/
  •  ASSOCIATED WRITING PROGRAMS CONFERENCE (AWP) in Tampa

Off-site reading with YellowJacket Press

Sat. March 10, 4 pm at The Free Library, 102 7th Ave. Tampa

  • OTHER WORDS CONFERENCE
The Annual Conference of the Florida Literary Arts Coalition

Oct. 12-14, 2017, The University of Tampa;    YellowJacket Press will be reading. Other Words

  • FLORIDA COLLEGE ENGLISH ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Oct. 19-21, 2017;  I will give a master class and serve as Poet-in-Residence. Florida College English Association

  • 2nd ANNUAL CREATIVE WRITING STUDIES CONFERENCE

Nov. 10-13, Black Rock NC;  I’ll be part of a panel on “Creative Writing Studies in Trump’s America.” Creative Writing Studies

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