Arts & Letters Day at SCF Venice Nov. 1

(Bradenton, Fla., October 23, 2012) – State College of Florida, Manatee – Sarasota (SCF) Swamp Scribes Creative Writing Club will host author Owl Goingback for Arts and Letters Day at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov.1, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail in the Selby Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Owl Goingback is an American author of six novels, children's books, screenplays, short stories and magazine articles.

His first novel, “Crota,” won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel by the Horror Writers Association, which is the horror genre's highest honor. His second novel, “Darker than Night,” was a Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Best Novel of the Year.

He also is the author of horror novels “Evil Whispers,” “Breed” and “Shaman Moon” and children's books “The Gift” and “Eagle Feathers,” which won the Storytelling World Awards Honor for Most Tellable Tale for ages 8-12.

Goingback has lectured throughout the country on the history, folklore and culture of American Indians. He lives in Florida with his wife and two sons.

For more information, contact Dr. Doug Ford, language and literature professor, at or call 941- 408-1501. Maps and directions are online at

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