Set up by St Mark’s Cultural Association, Florence Writers aims to create a space where authors can develop and cultivate their work. It aims to be a platform from which new writers are encouraged and established authors supported through talks, events, workshops, and more.
This writing community is a place where ideas can be swapped and generated, advice and experiences shared, all in a relaxed environment and with the knowledge you are surrounded by like minded people. As every person is different, so too is each writer and we aspire to cultivate all forms of the written word, through an annual Publishing Day, workshops, readings and presentations.
Past speakers have included author Kamin Mohammadi, poet Alicia Suskin Ostriker, author Brendan Kiely, author and poet Nuala O’Connor, Literary Agent Kimberley Cameron, Harpercollins Editor Martha Ashby, author Paula McGrath, poet Elisa Biagini, author Christobel Kent, author and spoken word artist Lee Foust, among others.
This is a video done by LDM News on Florence Writers at its inauguration in September 2013.
St Mark’s receives no financial support from the Church of England, or from local or national Governments. We reply entirely on the generosity of those who use our premises or benefit from our ministry. Such donations are vital to our continued outreach and ministry, as well as cultural events, here in Florence and beyond. Thank you.