Author Dave Zeltserman to Headline Arts and Letters Day at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota

(Bradenton, Fla., Oct. 27, 2016) — Dave Zeltserman, who has written 15 horror, crime and thriller novels, will headline Arts and Letters Day Nov. 15 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. The SCF Venice departments of Language and Literature and Art, Design and Humanities, along with the Swamp Scribes, will sponsor Zeltserman’s readings at 10 a.m. in the Selby Room. All activities are free and open to the public.

The theme of this year’s Arts and Letters Day is The Sublime, with special attention focused on the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus,” so it is fitting that Zeltserman, who wrote “Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein” is the keynote speaker. He will be available to sign books as well.

Zeltsersman’s novel has been described by critics as, "Brilliant reimagining of ‘Frankenstein’: faithful enough to delight lovers of Mary Shelley's masterpiece, but wonderfully inventive as it takes the monster on a bloody quest for vengeance." It also has been described as “imaginative and grotesque” and “chilling and captivating.” His latest novel, “Small Crimes” has been adapted to a screenplay and will be in movie theaters in 2017.

Other events during the day will include special presentations by SCF students and professors on The Sublime, a marathon reading of “Frankenstein” and the unveiling of new student art in the art gallery. The Swamp Scribes is the SCF Venice language and literature club.

For more information, contact Dr. Doug Ford at or call 941-408-1501. 

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