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Word of South 2021

Phillip Wenturine

Phillip Wenturine is a Fulbright Alum to Portugal and currently an English teacher at Leon High School. Phillip, who has his MFA in creative writing, recently began a project called Pessoas of Portugal, which is the Westernmost of Europe’s take on Humans of New York. He has published fiction and non-fiction in Aurora Magazine, Intrinsick, […]

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Don Yaeger

As an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, an eleven-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. As a speaker, he has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where […]

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Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III is a songwriter, humorist, actor, and now, memoirist. He’s known for his acting as Captain Calvin Spalding the singing surgeon on “MASH”, and on films ranging from “Big Fish” to “The Forty-Year Old Virgin”. Three of his albums (“I’m Alright,” “More Love Songs” and “High Wide and Handsome, The Charlie Poole Project”) […]

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Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out […]

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Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer grew up in the Fiji Islands and currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida. His critically acclaimed New York Times-bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy has been published in 20 countries, and the Paramount Pictures film of the first book in the trilogy, Annihilation, starring Natalie Portman, was released in 2018. Jeff’s subsequent fiction, Borne, The Strange […]

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Tedeschi Trucks Band

In 2013 North Florida regional favorites Jerry Thigpen, Pete Winter, and Jimmy Bone combined their talent and experience toward creating a new musical synergy. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2016 with an encore album anticipated in late spring 2018. Known for their engaging live performances, the Trio’s straight-forward and relatable songwriting showcases strong […]

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The Jerry Thigpen Trio

In 2013 North Florida regional favorites Jerry Thigpen, Pete Winter, and Jimmy Bone combined their talent and experience toward creating a new musical synergy. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2016 with an encore album anticipated in late spring 2018. Known for their engaging live performances, the Trio’s straight-forward and relatable songwriting showcases strong […]

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Terry Ann Thaxton

Terry Ann Thaxton, fifth generation Floridian, is the author of three collections of poetry: Getaway Girl (Salt, 2011), The Terrible Wife (Salt, 2013) which won the Florida Book Award Bronze Medal in 2014, and Mud Song (Truman State University Press). She has also published Creative Writing in the Community: A Guide (Bloomsbury, 2014) which is […]

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