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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Rebecca Renner

Rebecca Renner was born in Gainesville, Florida. She is a contributor to National Geographic. Her other writing has appeared in The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Tin House, The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications. She holds an MFA from Stetson University, and was selected in 2024 as the winner of the Ensley Developing Writer Award by the Florida Book Awards. Gator Country is her debut.