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Word of South 2021

A. Savage

A. Savage is best known as the front man for Parquet Court, a duty split with fellow Texan Austin Brown, and their last record, Human Performance , delved into the emotional wreckage of a broken heart, to critical acclaim. But with Thawing Dawn, his first solo album which will be released on Dull Tools, it’s clear […]

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Mark Hinson

Mark Hinson spent nearly 35 years as a journalist and columnist for newspapers in the South. He is now a freelance writer and guest columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat, and is at work on a novel. He’ll be interviewing the writer and musician Allison Moorer at Word of South.  […]

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Night Diver

Night Diver is a psychedelic indie band from Tallahassee, Florida. The group blends sounds from several genres such as psychedelia, jazz, rock, and pop, bringing an exciting and intricate listening experience. Members include Ed Gonzalez on lead guitar and vocals, Nick Firlej on rhythm guitar and vocals, Enzo Ampuero on Bass, Zach Killmer on Drums, […]

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Jay Revell

Jay Revell is the author of the popular book “The Nine Virtues of Golf: Essays, Musings, and Other Contemplations on the Game”. His stories, essays, travelogues, and histories have been featured in a wide variety of popular publications including The Golfer’s Journal, McKellar Magazine, Golf.com, and Golf Advisor. Jay has also worked with a number […]

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Rick Kilby

Rick Kilby grew up in Gainesville, Florida, looking for shark’s teeth, swimming in springs, and wading through swamps. A University of Florida graduate, he has earned his living as a graphic designer since 1986 and has been self-employed for over twenty years. Inspired by a trip to the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, in […]

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Her New Knife

Her New Knife is a shoegaze/alternative band based out of Tallahassee, Florida. Its members include guitarist and vocalist Edgar Atencio and drummer, Elijah Ford. Collaborating on music since their freshman year of college, the duo is excited to finally form a single, cohesive project influenced by artists like Sasami, Elliot Smith, Bjork, DIIV, and Alex […]

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Tanya Grae

Tanya Grae is debut author of Undoll (YesYes Books), winner of the 2019 Julie Suk Award for Best Book of Poetry by a Literary Press and a 2019 Florida Book Award. A National Poetry Series finalist, she was selected for Best New Poets 2019 and is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes […]

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Steve Stewart

Steve Stewart and his wife, Kathy, started Tallahassee Reports in 2009 as an investigative blog. Tallahassee Reports is now a project of Red Hills Journalism Foundation, a non-profit 501c (3), with the mission of providing independent, fact-based local journalism. Steve received his B.S. degree in engineering from Clemson University in 1984 and a M.S. degree […]

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Elizabeth Stuckey-French

Elizabeth Stuckey-French is the author of two novels, The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady and Mermaids on the Moon, as well as a collection of short stories, The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa. Along with Janet Burroway and Ned Stuckey-French, she was a co-author of Writing Fiction: A Guide to the Narrative Craft. […]

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Scotty Barnhart

William “Scotty” Barnhart is an American jazz trumpeter. A two-time Grammy winner, he has played since 1993 as a featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra, and in September 2013 became its director. He has multiple recordings with pianist Marcus Roberts as well as recordings with Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, and Tito Puente. […]

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