Arts and Letters Day at SCF Venice Nov. 12

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host Arts and Letters Day on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. Sponsored by the SCF Venice language and literature and art, design, humanities departments, along with Swamp Scribes, the event is free and open to the public.

The theme of this year’s event is transformation. At 9 a.m., Dr. Woody McCree, SCF professor of philosophy and religion, will speak on “The Transfiguration in Ancient Christianity: Paul, the Gospels and Early Patristic Writers on the Transformation of Adam.” At 10 a.m., Dr. Alan Grindal will speak on neuroethics.

Actors from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory will perform a condensed version of Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” from 11 a.m. to noon. Author Owl Goingback will read from a work of Florida fantasy, which relates to the theme of transformation, at 1 p.m. Swamp Scribes, the SCF Venice language and literature club, will sponsor an open mic at 2 p.m.

Throughout the day, SCF students who are enrolled in art, literature and creative writing classes will read and demonstrate their works, including 2D art and ceramics.

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

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