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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 of how we can make a stronger community.  And of course none of this would be possible without our members and sponsors. Thank you for making this possible. 

Officers & Board

Below is a list of our officers and board members who run FLAC.


Amanda J. Forrester, President
Dawn McMahon, Treasurer
Paola Fernandez, Secretary

Board Members

Darek Baczewsk
Gregory Byrd
Shane Hinton
Tiffany Razzano
Gianna Russo

Members & Sponsors

Below is a list of all our members and sponsors who make FLAC possible.

Institutional Members

 Southeastern University, Lakeland

Florida Writers Circuit Affiliations 

Miami Dade College, Miami
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo
University of Tampa
St. Pete College, Clearwater
University of North Florida, Jacksonville


Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs

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