SCF Faculty Readings Set for Barnes and Noble

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 5, 2015) – Faculty members in the Language and Literature Department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will give free readings from their work 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Barnes and Noble, 4010 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Faculty members participating include:

  • Frances Auld, whose research focuses on the inscription of cultural trauma on monstrous bodies in both medieval literature and contemporary popular culture;
  • Alec Cizak, a writer and filmmaker whose collection of short stories, “Crooked Roads,” was published in May by All Due Respect Books, and whose film “Kato Therapy” was selected for inclusion in the Freedom Film Festival;
  • Doug Ford, whose work recently was featured on Cracked Eye, a digital magazine, as well as in anthologies published by Big Pulp and A Murder of Storytellers;
  • Jeff Grieneisen, a writer and poet who published his first book of poetry, “Good Sumacs,” in 2011 and who was co-founder and associate editor of the annual literary journal “Florida English” for 13 years;
  • Matthew Masucci, who writes and presents critical essays on Literature of the Fantastic, particularly in the genres of horror and science fiction; and
  • Rich McKee, who penned two irreverently humorous Florida tales in “The Culprit” and “The Trickster,” and whose satire and creative nonfiction have won awards from the Florida Freelance Writers Association and the South Florida chapter of the National Writers Club.

For more information, contact Courtney Ruffner, Language and Literature professor, at 941-752-5478 or




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