David Kirby, 2016 Lifetime Literary Award Winner
David Kirby has been called a literary treasure of our state. This year he received the Florida Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing, the latest in a galaxy of honors he has earned during a sparkling career.
Veterans: The Telling Project
“Veterans – The Telling Project,” meet six Florida veterans and one military spouse and follow their progress as they learn how to tell their personal stories on stage. They talk about how and why they served, the injuries and challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how they are transitioning back into civilian life. Veterans: The Telling Project was produced in partnership WEDU PBS, Tampa.
Six Pensacola-area veterans shared their own stories of life and the military on community stages in November 2015. This dramatic presentation to Pensacola audiences, they talked about how and why they served, the injuries and challenges they’ve had to overcome, and how they are transitioning back into civilian life. Telling: Pensacola is produced in partnership with The Telling Project with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bob
Gary Mormino, 2015 Lifetime Literary Award Winner
To fully grasp the depth of historian Gary Mormino’s research, you have to visit his home office. Just walk through the tidy St. Petersburg bungalow he shares with his wife of 46 years and climb a narrow stairway.
Telling: Tampa Bay
Watch this full-length Telling: Tampa Bay stage production at the Largo Cultural Center, Largo, Florida. Produced by the Florida Humanities Council and WEDU PBS-Tampa.
Janet Burroway, 2014 Lifetime Literary Award Winner
Thank goodness Janet Burroway hasn’t found time to retire. This woman of letters—writer of novels, short stories, essays, plays, and children’s books—Janet continues to delve into new genres and art forms.
Enid Shomer, 2013 Lifetime Literary Award Winner
There was a special moment this year when Enid Shomer received a standing ovation after her remarks in accepting the Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. Shomer discussed how to put a dollar sign on what the arts are “worth.”
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