SCF Venice Creative Writing Club to Host Poet Bryan Dietrich

(Bradenton, Fla., October 28, 2013) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a discussion by poet Bryan Dietrich at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800, Selby Room. Sponsored by Swamp Scribes, the creative writing club at SCF Venice, the event is free and open to the public.

Dietrich, a prominent poet who specializes in science fiction, fantasy and horror, is author of a scholarly treatise, "Wonder Woman Unbound," and six books of poems: "Krypton Nights," "Universal Monsters," "The Assumption," "Prime Directive," "The Monstrance" and "Love Craft." He also is coeditor of "Drawn to Marvel," an anthology of superhero poetry. He has published poems in literary magazines and journals including The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Paris Review, The Harvard Review, Yale Review, Asimov's and Weird Tales.

He is winner of The Paris Review Poetry Prize, Discovery/The Nation Award, Writers at Work Fellowship, Isotope Editors' Prize, Asimov's Readers' Choice Award and Eve of St. Agnes Prize.

Dietrich, an English professor at Newman University, lives in Kansas with his wife, Gina, their son, Nick, and their cat, Darkness.

For more information, contact Dr. Doug Ford, club adviser, at 941-408-1501 or Maps and directions are online at

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