Writers in Residence: Connie May Fowler

Flagler College notified Historic City News that award-winning author, memoirist and screenwriter Connie May Fowler is returning as part of the college’s Writers in Residence Program.

Fowler, a Florida native, will read a selection of her work on Thursday, April 7th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Flagler College Auditorium located at 14 Granada St. There is no admission charge; however, seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.

May Fowler is an award-winning novelist whose work has been translated into 18 languages and is published worldwide. Her most recent novel is “How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly.”

Her novels include “Sugar Cage, River of Hidden Dreams,” “The Problem with Murmur Lee,” “Remembering Blue,” which won the Chautauqua South Literary Award, and “Before Women had Wings,” which won the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award as well as the Francis Buck Award from the League of American Pen Women.

Fowler adapted “Before Women had Wings” for Oprah Winfrey, which resulted in an Emmy-winning film starring Winfrey and Ellen Barkin.

Fowler has served as the Irving Bacheller Professor of Creative Writing at Rollins College and directed their award-winning visiting author series, Winter with the Writers.

She teaches writing workshops and seminars globally and is the founder of Below Sea Level: Full Immersion Workshops for Serious Writers.

In addition, she serves on the faculty of The Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

Photo credits: © 2011 Historic City News contributed photograph by Lance Oliver Photography

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