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About FLAC

Founded in 2004 by Anhinga Press, Fiction Collective 2, and the University of Tampa Press, the Florida Literary Arts Coalition (FLAC) is a nonprofit network of writers, teachers, editors, publishers, and sympathetic institutions collaborating to advance new writing and independent publishing throughout the state and region. FLAC is also a founding co-sponsor of the Florida Book Awards.

Behind the scenes, our officers and board members run FLAC and brainstorm ideas to help make a stronger writing community.  And of course none of this would be possible without our members and sponsors. Thank you for making this possible. 

Officers & Board


Amanda J. Forrester, M.F.A.

Amanda Forrester is a published author with a full-length book of poetry, Resurrection, from Word Poetry (2021). This collection is concerned with trauma that girls and women can experience and the recovery process. Dozens of her poems have appeared in magazines, journals, and anthologies, such a Chasing Light: Poems inspired by Burgert Brothers photographs (2019), and Azahares (2019), a Spanish language literary magazine.


Daniel S. Wright

Daniel Wright is a fiction writer and poet. Currently serving as the FLAC Treasurer, he has many years of experience in the writing community in Florida and online. Daniel has worn many hats, including painter, entrepreneur, and activist.


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